Overlooks the Place Paul-Émile Borduas
The artist created an installation incorporating three elements. The words "You are here,", which figure prominently on tourist maps, are engraved in the center of the window pane. On the hall's lateral wall, a mirror reflects this inscription. Silhouettes of walking people from all over the world form a pattern that repeats itself throughout the glass wall. On the top of the tables made available to users, various historical maps of Montreal indicate the exact location of the building within environments that have evolved over time.
Vous êtes ici
The artist has added a mirror on the wall that shows the reverse side of the words which, from inside, appear to be written in reverse. "A simple sentence, universally used, which is found on all city maps and which operates as a logo, is the central segment of the glass wall."
MCCCQ. (2008). Intégration des arts à l'architecture et à l'environnement. Bilan 2004-2007. Québec: Gouvernement du Québec.