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Sustained (Temporary) Condition
Built with found objects, laminated photographs, light elements, organic elements (dried food detritus, rooted potatoes, soil) used bricks, concrete, wood, rocks, screws, synthetic strings, shattered glass pieces, mirrors.
Exhibited as part of Le Grand Voyage, Cuisine ta ville 2021, Organized by Quand l'art passe à l'action
Site-specific installation at Place des Festivals, Montréal, QC, Canada.
Sustained (Temporary) Condition is an assemblage of everyday objects that had once occupied the world of transient residents of Tiohti:áke/ Mooniynag/ Montréal area during the COVID-19 pandemic. The global crisis has caused ideas on urban living and all types of migration across the national and provincial borders to be re-assessed. In the midst of a shift that will likely remain with us as a society, this public installation work is meant to paint the portrait of such temporary nature of contemporary living conditions by looking at the objects that the urban residents have once owned but are not precious enough for them to keep. As casual employments and geographical mobility of students and workers become commonplace, such temporary conditions are being extended with the anticipation of a future that comes with permanence and stability for oneself and their community. The phenomena result in a lifestyle that consists of consumer objects that are made to be temporary. Iterating these objects' states of being, the work occupies a public square of Place des Festivals as a remembrance and reminder for transient communities that moved away from one place to another, both for forced and voluntary reasons.