Céleri – Duodi de la première décade de brumaire

La Famille Plouffe

Chosen in the emerging artist category, this photograph was taken by La Famille Plouffe during an artistic residency in France for their project Vernacularium en vendémiaire et en brumaire.

There, they created a photographic series aimed at elevating the banal, by capturing images inspired by the French Republican Calendar, which named the days for animals, agricultural tools, flowers, fruits and seasonal vegetables.


La Famille Plouffe have been working together since the arrival of each member into the lives of the others. The title of their collective entity is, of course, their real family name, but it also refers to the iconic radio and TV show of the 1950s.

Enriched by the contribution and collaboration of family and friends, Guillaume Boudrias-Plouffe’s work has been presented as part of several collective and individual projects in Canada, France, the Ivory Coast and Italy.


The artists wish to thank the Conseil des arts de Longueuil in agreement with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for their financial support, as well as the 3e impérial, centre d’essai en art actuel and the Maison des arts Georges et Claude Pompidou for the exchange residency.

Factsheet of the work

  • Photograph, photographic postproduction by Tommy Plouffe, 2016