Créalit (Creation crossover literary arts)


The Créalit project aims to create an artistic network linking contemporary literature to the digital arts between the cultural actors of Metz and Quebec, both UNESCO creative cities.

Supported by the City of Metz, a UNESCO Creative City of Music, and the Maison de la Littérature / Institut Canadien de Québec, a UNESCO Creative City of Literature, the Créalit project (Creation crossover literary arts) revolves around a crossover residence, welcoming a successful Quebec poet (Hélène Matte) and a French Circassian poet (Marion Collé). They are experimenting together, between literature and digital, the literary arts on two continents.

Winner of the Franco-Quebecois fund for decentralized cooperation funded by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie, this project was thought up in a network with the University of Lorraine, the Livre à Metz, the Musical City-Metz and the network of libraries and media libraries in Metz. This cultural device implies a reflection on the current forms of literature outside the book, through its identity and symbolic issues, while favoring the circulation of French-speaking artistic and literary works.

Créalit highlights

The trip of a delegation from Metz to Quebec, from February 17 to 23, will allow us to forge links with various cultural players in Quebec City, and to organize an international symposium on the literary arts scheduled for June 25 and 26 as part of the Metz Constellations international festival.

The creation residency in Saint-Pierre aux Nonnains of the 2 artists, from March 23 to April 4, will allow, via different public meetings such as a writing workshop with students from the University of Lorraine for example or a round table with the poets during the Le Livre festival in Metz, to discover the creative process put in place.

The first presentation of the artistic form from the residency on June 25-26 as part of the international digital arts festival Constellations in Metz.

The opening of Constellations will also give rise to an international conference: “Thinking the literary arts. Performative forms, installations and digital technologies “, organized by Crem, in collaboration with the University of Laval and the University of Quebec in Montreal. This event, in partnership with the Cité musicale-Metz, will offer the opportunity to combine theory, artistic practices and cultural mediations. A bridge will also be established on this occasion with the Observatory of Cultural Policies (June 25) as part of the Grand Est meeting on the theme “Innovating in culture, humanizing digital civilization”.

Finally, in October, during the Quebec City Festival, the installation produced by the artists will also be presented in Quebec and will finalize this cross-residency.

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