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Vincent Brault

Country(activity based):
Canada
Genre:
Literature

Profile

Graduated from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2011.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are

- "La chair de Clémentine", Novel, Éditions Héliotrope, Montreal, 2017

- "Cape Town", Short story, Revue Les écrits, Montreal, 2017

- "Le cadavre de Kowalski", Novel, Éditions Héliotrope, Montreal, 2015

- "L'austérité du regard; essai sur l'œuvre de Sophie Calle ", Essay, Revue Ciel Variable, Montreal, 2015

- "Le paradoxe déambulant", Essay, Presses de l'Université de Montréal, Montreal, 2015


Other activities are

- Finalist at the price of Chambéry's first novel for "Le cadavre de Kowalski"

- Mid-career grant, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec

- Professional writer grant, Conseil des Arts du Canada


Vincent Brault is born in Montreal in 1978. He has published two novels, several short stories and essays on art. In his writing, he likes to rip holes in the veil separating the living from the dead and dive into what opens up between the two worlds... between the real and the supernatural, between humour and horror, traditions and the avant-garde.

About works / performance

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La chair de Clémentine, Novel, 172 pages, 2017, Éditions Héliotrope

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Le cadavre de Kowalski, Novel, 132 pages, 2015, Éditions Héliotrope

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Zombie: le paradoxe déambulant, Essay, 10 pages, 2015, Presses de l'Université de Montréal

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L'austérité du regard; essai sur Sophie Calle, Essay, 1 pages, 2015, Revue Ciel Variable

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Ce qu'il nous reste; essai sur Marc Séguin, Essay, 3 pages, 2011, Revue Art le Sabord

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Cape Town, Short story, 10 pages, 2017, Revue Les écrits

Comment

When I visited Tokyo in 2013, I was struck by the space manga occupies in Japanese culture and counterculture. I hope to draw inspiration from this world in order to narrate my next novel. The images will be created using few words: a single, thin and precise stroke. I will see to it that the plot in each chapter is so condensed, clear and perfectly drawn that nothing can be added to it or removed. Concision is a key part of my process. I worked for five years with La Traversée, a group for research and geopoetical creation. This literary blend of poetry and geography is openly influenced by Japanese philosopher Tetsurô Watsuji. For him, cultural phenomena are always indissociable from the places where they emerge. In other words, anyone wishing to understand a people’s culture must walk along the same streets, visit the same stores, wander the same graveyards, live in the same apartments. Which is why living in Tokyo for a few months is so important to my project.
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