Catherine Béchard and Sabin Hudon live and work in Montreal and form an artistic duo since 1999. Béchard has an MA in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal and Hudon has a music formation. If their main medium is the kinetic and sound installation, they also create silent motile sculptures, audio pieces, performances, 2D and public art works. Their work have been presented in Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Croatia, Brazil, United States and China.
Perched at the top of three poles, the loops of a bright yellow-coloured tube stand out from the facade of the primary school. This large exterior sculpture brings to mind conversations, evoking its title, which means “from mouth to ear”. In an educational context, this suggests the knowledge transmitted to the school’s students, for whom the art is displayed. Its form resembles an old tin-can telephone toy of childhood. These invisible words may also be those of Québec’s inspiring story-teller, poet and singer, Gilles Vigneault, for whom the school is named.