| MJ Letourneau
(10/30/06 10:13 am)
fairytales for a Fine Arts project
My name is Marie-Josée Létourneau.
I am a university student in Québec graduating this year in Fine Arts. Like every year the university’s professional art gallery is organising an exhibition at the end of the winter semester for the graduating students. This year our theme is Community. For this exhibition, I am planning to do paintings inserted in an installation. My work is always concerned with myths, fairytales and archetypes. For this show, my paintings are going to be about female archetypes in fairytales set in a contemporary context. This will serve to demonstrate how they still relate to women today even if they are hundred of years old. As part of the installation I want to show how these stories have touch people, still move them and still mean something and it is for this part that I need your help. I would like you, if you want, to send me a letter or an e-mail telling me what your favourite fairytale is and why or where you heard it first. Does it mean something special to you? All kind of tidbits of information. Anything you want to tell me. I would then include these letters/e-mails in my installation to link everyone together. To shoe that through these stories we are part of a community. Community does not have to be always immediate, does not have to be around you, it is whatever link you to people. Fairytales link us together, but it also link us to hundreds of people in the past. We are a community that spans centuries!
If English is not you native tongue (like me), you can write in whatever language you are most comfortable with (Spanish, French, Japanese, etc). You don’t have to write your name if you want to keep it personal, just tell me, please, the place you are from. For those who will send e-mails, I will directly print them to show in the exhibition. This will be a mean to illustrate the new methods to share stories. First there was oral tradition, then came books, then came the internet. All addresses will be hidden so that people can not see them.
I would like to thank in advance anybody who will send me something (it does not have to be very long) and please, please, spread the word!
This is going to be an awesome show! I promise to send pictures after the vernissage (in April)
You have until February 15 to send me whatever you want. I will be forever grateful to you.
If you have any question, or to send me a text my e-mail address is:
For those of you who prefer a pen to a keyboard (and hand-written letters are always so much fun!), please write to me at this address:
Box # 1381
(11/3/06 9:33 pm)
Re: fairytales for a Fine Arts project
That seems to be an amazing project, yet extremly demanding!
What inspired you to do that, do you have any mentors?
Good luck, and check your mail box :) !!!!