POSSIBLES is a production of LA SERRE – arts vivants, which thrived throughout 2017 on the occasion of Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Citizen consultations identified 12 major themes related to sustainable development in the city. Once a month an artist or a collective, together with collaborators, interpreted one of the selected themes in their own way (theatre, visual arts, performance art, film) with the support of a creative partner.

This year of production has enabled the 12 artistic teams to test the creation protocol and to highlight three “alternate routes" from which stems a POSSIBLE.  

ALTERNATE ROUTE 1 – Building the immediate future.
Address one of the 12 POSSIBLES themes through the perspective of sustainable community development.

ALTERNATE ROUTE 2 – Concern for others.
Involve the community, whether directly or indirectly.

ALTERNATE ROUTE 3 – Reclaiming the city.
Showcase the work in an atypical venue in the city.

POSSIBLES reveals that together, artists and citizens can change the city for the better. They trace alternate routes, the path to reinventing the city in their image: gentler, more fluid, more united, more democratic.

Apart from the production of new artworks, we are aware that works which could qualify as POSSIBLES are created here and elsewhere, creative proposals that meet the required criteria without necessarily fitting into what we view as POSSIBLES programming. It now seems necessary to share and promote these works by making them available in a digital format.

The POSSIBLES platform was created as a space to facilitate access to artworks and contribute to debates on contemporary issues.

Social inequality
Urbanism and Mobility
Quality of life
Knowledge and Education
Peace and Justice
Sustainable communities

More information: info@laserre.ca

POSSIBLES extends its gratitude to the artists and partners that have contributed to its development:  

  • Guillaume Adjutor-Provost and Centre d’art et de diffusion CLARK
  • Jacques Poulin-Denis | Grand Poney and Tangente
  • Claudel Doucet and Les 7 doigts de la main
  • Shawn Cotton, Maude Nepveu-Villeneuve and Archives de Montréal
  • Félix-Antoine Boutin | Création Dans la Chambre and OFFTA
  • Nouveau Studio and La Pépinière
  • Patrick Péris and Kino’00
  • Antonin Mousseau and the Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec
  • Un Blonde and POP Montréal
  • Collectif Rien à cacher and Théâtre Aux Écuries
  • Caroline Monnet and OBORO
  • Étienne Paquette and the National Film Board of Canada, the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec


Follow the Alternate Routes

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