Educational Project with Samian
ENFANT DE LA TERRE
This project brings students into contact with a number of artistic forms as well as with current issues by means of a meeting with a unique artist. Samian brings up subjects that are both social and personal through writing, music and photography.
Métis rapper and photographer Samian is originally from Pikogan, a small Aboriginal community tucked into the city of Amos in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Samian practices his art while proudly flying the colours of his people, for whom he demands respect and recognition. He takes an engaged approach, denouncing social inequalities and taking a stand in favour of minority communities.
In 2016, Samian was named Artiste pour la paix (artist for peace) by the group of that same name. Since his beginnings in 2004, he has given shows across Québec and all over the world. In 2014, Samian released his third hip hop album, Enfant de la Terre, an authentic and touching work that once again reveals his interest in the human condition and in cultural diversity. He discovered his passion for photography in 2012.
DETAILS OF THE PROJECT
1. Preparatory workshop with the artist (limited number of spots)
- Meeting and discussion
- Topics addressed: artistic process, links between poetry and photography
- Analysis of one of the artist’s photographs and texts
2. Outing to Place des Arts: Meeting with Samian
At this meeting at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Samian will host an intimate discussion about his cultural and social background as well as his artistic projects. Between poetry and photography, Samian invites us into his world of words and rhythm, a place where humanity is central. The meeting approach is tailored to the students taking part in the cultural mediation project.
TARGETED SCHOOL SUBJECTS
- French as a second language
- History and citizenship education
- Ethics and religious culture
TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THE TEACHERS’ HANDBOOK
- Aboriginal peoples
- Socially engaged art
- Cultural diversity
- Creative process
- Meeting with the artist at Théâtre Maisonneuve: April 11, 2017, 1:30 to 3 p.m.