Le laps

Le laps is an independent publishing house founded in 2010 by Marie-Douce St-Jacques in collaboration with graphic designers Baptiste Alchourroun and Amandine Guillard. Anchored in the margins of literature, the Montreal-based publisher celebrates singular minds from all backgrounds. These texts, essays, conceptual and experimental projects are published with great care in small format books.
11 titles
Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf - Mauvaises herbes
French edition
A new literary work by Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf, Mauvaises herbes is an alphabetical list of undesirable plants, a poetic lexicon of Quebec flora, where composite and colorful terms accumulate in an incessant enumeration.
Marie-Douce St-Jacques - Une entrée
French edition
A cinephilic, emotional and memorial journey: page after page of cinema tickets—exhumed from the past, preserved until now and published here for tomorrow—retrace fragments of artist Marie-Douce St-Jacques' cinephilic itinerary, and tell the story of a discreet struggle against oblivion and indifference.
Emilie Roby - T A L O S (book + download)
texts in English and French
A semi-digital audio publication by performance artist and musician from Northwestern Quebec Emilie Roby.
Annie Descôteaux - Matières premières
bilingual edition (English / French)
Through short poetic texts that are both humorous and insightful, Quebec artist Annie Descôteaux speaks to her ever-evolving art practice and relationship with the physical world, while also incisively critiquing the institution.
 Le fruit vert - À  La Becque
French edition
À La Becque is a semi-digital sonorous publication documenting the meeting of three musicians during their brief stay at La Becque, an artist residency in La Tour-de-Peilz (Switzerland). Both a digital album and artist book, the publication comprises 12 pages printed on a risograph, and includes a hyperlink to download seven improvisations (keyboards, voice, synthesizers and objects; 38 minutes).
Sophie Jodoin - Les confessions
French edition
An artist's book that reflects Sophie Jodoin's ongoing preoccupation with the interaction of language with images.
Anne-F Jacques - Roches rencontrées
bilingual edition (English / French)
Sound artist Anne-F Jacques' first publication: an inventory of objects and materials with which she produces sound and kinetic assemblages. The book features a selection of recent drawings from the artist's notebooks.
Émilie Mouchous - D\'un érotisme botanique
bilingual edition (English / French)
A poetic narrative in which the author, sound artist Émilie Mouchous, investigates her own psyche through an exploration of plants. The artist's first publication features a hyperlink to download the soundtrack of the poem, an 18-minute piece with voice and synthesizers.
Alexandre St-Onge - Nude de chose de même
bilingual edition (English / French)
This publication is the result of a sound improvisation project by audio artist Alexandre St-Onge. It gathers a collection of hermetic poetry texts and 13 tracks of experimental sounds to download.
Simon Brown - Mollesse dure
French edition
A both ambivalent and poetic narrative written by Canadian author and artist Simon Brown.
Daïchi Saïto - Moving the Sleeping Images of Things Towards the Light
bilingual edition (English / French)
currently out of stock
Part essay, part autobiography, the first book by Japanese filmmaker Daïchi Saïto offers a reflection on the artist's life, career and practice. With a foreword by André Habib, professor of film studies at the University of Montreal and a specialist in experimental cinema.

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