Fascinated by three abandoned granite quarries in Quebec's Eastern Townships, Whittome developed a multidisciplinary project of intriguing scope. Assembling a team that included an art historian and an ethnolinguist, she explored and documented the quarry area and its concomitant socioeconomy. This publication presents the fruit of Whittome's exploration of the quarries' history and culture, an interest that resulted in their purchase as a site for teaching and research.
A multidisciplinary artist, Whittome is recognized for the rigour of the architectural structures that characterize her work. Conversations Adru, a multimedia installation of sculpture, photography, artifacts and electro-acoustic soundtrack of sounds captured from the site, is a richly evocative meditation on time and its transcendence.
110 pages, 2005
Publisher: La Galerie d'art Foreman, Université Bishop’s
Author(s): Laurier Lacroix , Gentiane Bélanger, Gaëtane Verna
Artist(s): IRENE F. WHITTOME
Language: English and French