Poetry in the rain!

The walks in the Village in the rain will not be the same this fall for the Teresians, because the rainy days from September to November will be punctuated with poetry scattered in more than 20 places in the streets of the city.
The work Whispering sweet words in the footsteps of passers- by by interdisciplinary artist from the Laurentians Soufïa Bensaïd is made up of short invisible sentences, inscribed directly on the ground. It is contact with the rain that makes magic happen, and that these sweet words appear, brightening the days of passers-by. A unique concept in the region!
An interactive map groups together the locations of words hidden by the artist. To locate them during a walk, locate the drops of white water painted on the ground!
Four 45-minute routes are also organized to discover the entire work in the company of the artist. Registration is compulsory.
Course schedule
Saturday September 12, 10 am
Tuesday September 15, 2 pm
Tuesday September 29, 2 pm
Sunday October 4, 10 am
“We are delighted to offer both adults and children a fun activity to do in the rain. It’s pretty rare, but that’s also what makes it special! Put on your raincoat and rain boots, explore this work in the Village and have fun! », says Sylvie Surprenant, mayor of Sainte-Thérèse.
Soufïa Bensaïd crosses different cultural, social and professional environments: Tunisia – where she was born, France – where she studied, and Quebec – where she lives. It is a journey that allows her to experience a changing identity, to question the shifts in perception and the identity, existential foundations of the individual. An engineer graduated from a large French school; she subsequently took an interest in communications issues. Self-taught artist, she provides tailor-made training with artists of national and international renown invited to Canada. Since 2009, she has devoted herself entirely to her artistic practice. In 2012, she received a grant from the Montreal Arts Interculturels for the development of her artistic career. The Canada Council for the Arts has repeatedly supported the presentation of her works internationally. It receives support for the creation of the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and the Ministry of Culture and Communications. She sits on grant award juries and programming committees. She has presented exhibitions, performances, workshops, interventions in public space, publications, artist residencies in Canada, the United States, Italy, Spain, France, Finland, Cyprus , in India and Tunisia.