October 15, 2013


Goethe-Institut, Montreal in collaboration with matralab

In collaboration with Unai Miquelajauregui and with the participation of Nadia Myre, Lina Dib, Richard Poejo, and Mariouche Gagné along with members of the Harricana team.

Color and B/W video with manipulations and graphics overlay.
Silent (5-min) 3-channel in-situ installation


“The artist’s critique of everyday life and search for meaning and renewal are what make them early recruits for gentrification” (Ley, 1996).

Created to recall the artists and cultural workers who once inhabited the “10 Ontario” building, the camera lens focuses intently on the creative gestures of former tenants. This work invites a critical, yet poetic, commentary on Montreal’s inner-city “upgrading” process and the changing downtown landscape while considering the labour that contributed to a once-vibrant sense of community.