12 écriteaux au cou des arbres

12 écriteaux au cou des arbres

Location:
Mont-Royal Park, Montréal, QC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Bertrand, Monique
Text author(s): 
Bertrand, Monique
Installation year: 
2004
Description: 

Twelve steel plates were suspended to trees. These plates were painted black with white markings. The inscriptions appeared sometimes as icons (star, crescent moon), sometimes as two dates on a tombstone and sometimes as words.

Text of the artwork: 

BROKE AND HUNGRY EXTÉNUÉE

Text theme: 
Difficult situation
Artwork theme: 
Life and death impulses
History: 

Artefact 2004 – sculptures urbaines is a group of thirteen artists, which includes Monique Bertrand, Martin Boisseau, Ani Deschênes, Doyon-Rivest, André Du Bois, Lucie Duval, Raymond Gervais, Michel Goulet, Neva-Gotthilf, Daniel Olson, Yannick Pouliot, Alan Storey and Louise Viger. Their artworks were installed along Chemin Olmsted, between the Centre de la montagne — near the site of the 1964 symposium — and the big chalet at the lookout. Some works were imposing, others were more discreet but all were presented as imaginary places likely to appeal to visitors.

Event date(s): 
2004

Dimensions:

Height: 
1.2m
Width: 
1.8m
Document(s): 

Sculptures urbaines

Artefact (2004).  Sculptures urbaines. Montréal : Centre d'art public