NNNEEESSSSOOONN

NNNEEESSSSOOONN

Location:
Lachine Canal, Lachine, QC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Bourgault, Pierre
Text author(s): 
Bourgault, Pierre
Installation year: 
2001
Description: 

A container with the letters "NNNEEESSSSSOONN" painted on its sides is found floating in the canal.

Text of the artwork: 

NNNEEESSSSSOOONN

History: 

Artefact 2001 asked artists to momentarily imagine a part of the Lachine Canal (which is still in a "state of hibernation", so to speak, for a few months) like a large found object - an artefact, to be exact. The artists are to occupy and transform a part of the canal, taking into account its physical aspects such as the banks, the water, the bridges and walkways spanning it, the buildings bordering it, its long history and also the archaeology of this kind of infrastructure. In any case, they had to find an original way to create and integrate a poetic installation within the canal's complex restoration.

Event date(s): 
2001

Dimensions:

Height: 
2.75m
Width: 
9.15m
Depth: 
11 m
Document(s): 

Le sorcier de Saint-Jean

de Billy, Hélène (2003).  Le sorcier de Saint-Jean. L’Actualité. vol. 28, no. 16, p. 78-81