Site-specific works


The Occupants (2002), site-specific installation in a private apartment, Montréal,QC

The disorienting experience of mobility and instability helps to re-examine the dwelling's definition as a place of belonging where identities are forged. This site-specific installation pursued this investigation by inviting people to interact with sounding-balloons residing in a private apartment space. Flexible and formless, like shapeless zones of presence, the balloons took possession of the rooms, occupying them completely, blocking doors and windows, or simply floating within the space. This intrusion metaphorically evoked the presence of a foreign body in one's own living space and brought our attention to the question of positioning and seeking claim to a place. <