Exhibition - In collaboration with the Institut Français & the French Embassy in Canada
From October 14 to December 18, 2020
The French Embassy in Canada, the Institut français and Alliance Française Toronto invite you to dive into the magical unvierse of "Machine à Bulles".
Do you miss cultural events and live shows? Do not worry! The exhibition "Machines à Bulles" brings art directly on your screens! Through 11 online comics, dive into fantasy stories, thrillers, insights on climate issues or even video games if that's what you like! There is something for everyone.
Designed for Instagram, Été (Summer) is a webcomic full of tenderness oand humour. Due to its content, viewer discretion is advised. It talks about love, desire, freed sexuality and friendship. The story follows a group of friends, focusing on Abel and Olivia, a happy couple. As happy as they might feel, they decide nonetheless to take a break from each other during one summer. For a couple of months, each has a bucket list, a serie of things to do to explore their own sexuality and their personnality without the other's pressure, before getting married together.
The series is rooted in the contemporary challenges, wondering in a very laid-back manner about the matter of emotionnal commitment. It never judges and covers these questions with subtlety and kindness. Built as a series co-produced by Arte and created by Joseph Safieddine, Thomas Cadène and Cécile Bidault, the episodes are full of colors and give you a sense of summer warmth thanks to the talent of the different illustrators. The band Santoré creates a rtyhmic soundtrack according to the adventures of the characters. You can choose to binge-watch all the episodes (60 just for Season 3) or rather make them last by enjoying one at a time : each episode takes about 2 min to read.
Été is heart-warming because of its theme (love, desire, life), its casual way of deconstructing the sentimental clichés, its genuine happy mood and its short format which you can enjoy whenever and wherever you want. However please keep in mind that the webcomic is not adapted to a young audience or they might start their sexual education a bit too soon !
How does it work?
To start the webcomic and have a taste of Été in the midst of winter, see you on Instagram : @ete_bd