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