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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.