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Cooke- Sasseville

Le mélomane

2011
Presentation of the artwork
The artwork, a bronze sculpture resting on a concrete base, portrays an ostrich poking its head into the horn of a gramophone. The work is installed in Parc François-Perrault, near École Joseph-François-Perrault, in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough.

Le mélomane illustrates, in a playful and humorous mode, the bewitching power of music. Like the dog listening to its master’s voice, once the emblem for a record company, the ostrich is slaking its thirst at the gramophone, a historical icon of the transmission of sounds, suggesting an immersion in a world of music that opens up new realities.
Associated events
The artwork evokes the world of music in relation to the vocation of École Joseph-François-Perrault. It also pays tribute to the passion for this art, while creating a dialogue with its installation context.
Cooke- Sasseville
The artists Jean-François Cooke and Pierre Sasseville live and work in Québec City, where they are known for the originality and relevance of their creations. Over the years, the duo has produced a number of large-scale projects, exploring a multitude of materials and a wide variety of techniques. Their art is marked with humour that is sometimes absurd, sometimes hard-hitting or cynical, drawing on themes that involve everyday concerns. Cooke-Sasseville’s work, based mainly on sculpture and installation, has been exhibited in a number of Québec galleries. They have presented their work in more than 10 solo exhibitions and participated in 20 major group events in Québec and Europe. They have created a number of works of public art, including Point de mire (2011), in Thetford Mines, and Le Mélomane (2011), which is in the Ville de Montréal’s collection of public art.
Awards and honours
  • Bourse Loto-Québec, 2008
  • Bourse Plein Sud, 2007
Presentation of the artwork
The artwork, a bronze sculpture resting on a concrete base, portrays an ostrich poking its head into the horn of a gramophone. The work is installed in Parc François-Perrault, near École Joseph-François-Perrault, in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough.

Le mélomane illustrates, in a playful and humorous mode, the bewitching power of music. Like the dog listening to its master’s voice, once the emblem for a record company, the ostrich is slaking its thirst at the gramophone, a historical icon of the transmission of sounds, suggesting an immersion in a world of music that opens up new realities.
Associated events
The artwork evokes the world of music in relation to the vocation of École Joseph-François-Perrault. It also pays tribute to the passion for this art, while creating a dialogue with its installation context.
Cooke- Sasseville
The artists Jean-François Cooke and Pierre Sasseville live and work in Québec City, where they are known for the originality and relevance of their creations. Over the years, the duo has produced a number of large-scale projects, exploring a multitude of materials and a wide variety of techniques. Their art is marked with humour that is sometimes absurd, sometimes hard-hitting or cynical, drawing on themes that involve everyday concerns. Cooke-Sasseville’s work, based mainly on sculpture and installation, has been exhibited in a number of Québec galleries. They have presented their work in more than 10 solo exhibitions and participated in 20 major group events in Québec and Europe. They have created a number of works of public art, including Point de mire (2011), in Thetford Mines, and Le Mélomane (2011), which is in the Ville de Montréal’s collection of public art.
Awards and honours
  • Bourse Loto-Québec, 2008
  • Bourse Plein Sud, 2007
Detail
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
2011
Mode of acquisition:
Public commission from the Ville de Montréal
Accession date
October 31 2010
Materials
Bronze; concrete
Manufacturer
  • Bernard, Claude / Formaviva Inc.
  • Atelier du bronze
Le mélomane
Borough
Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension
Park
Parc François-Perrault