Paradise Lost

1994

Galerie Articule Projects, Montreal, Canada

Supported by le Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec this installation was located in a closed down foundry in Vieux-Montreal. The area was once a thriving industrial sector of the city and had recently been re-zoned for gentrification. Visitors were asked to change into industrial overalls before entering the main space which, in some places, was knee high in soot. The overalls were printed with the name of the installation. Installed inside the foundry were trunks of 30 recently felled trees (2.4-4.9m). The tree's trunks were split down the centre, hollowed out, the insides packed with pulp from a local recycling project and then strapped back together with 2 inch steel bands.

Funding: le Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec

Paradise Lost 1994
Paradise Lost 1994

Installation view

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30 Trees 1994
30 Trees 1994

Tree trunks, steel bars, steel nuts and bolts, paper mulch 487cm x 914cm x 457cm

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30 Trees (detail) 1994
30 Trees (detail) 1994

Tree trunks, steel bar, steel nuts and bolts, paper mulch 487cm x 914cm x 457cm

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Paradise Lost 1994
Paradise Lost 1994

Installation view

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Paradise Lost 1994
Paradise Lost 1994

View of foundry

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15 Overalls 1994
15 Overalls 1994

Disposable industrial overalls, silk screen prints

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15 Overalls (detail) 1994
15 Overalls (detail) 1994

Disposable industrial overalls, silk screen print

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Paradise Lost 1994
Paradise Lost 1994

Installation view

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