Through workshops offered by our Confluence team, virtual or in person, students and families were able to participate in the Call of the River Project and its collective artwork.
The school workshops took place in two parts; the first part taught youth about the history of the river, its ecology, fauna, and indigenous perspectives on water. The second workshop, co-designed by artist Alex Côté and choreographer Laurence Ethier, was dance-based: it put the youth in motion and allowed them to influence the final artwork.
A third workshop was also given after the unveiling, in the Aquarium du Québec’s Aqua lab. Its purpose was to recreate the creative process of Alex Côté by using recycled waste from the Aquarium to build aquatic animals. A virtual version of this creative workshop was offered online to school groups and families who had participated in finding and collecting plastic and paper waste.