|Roland POULIN, Continuum 2009 - à la mémoire de Pierre Perrault (2009)|
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Continuum 2009 is a tribute to the Quebec artist, poet, playwright and radio producer Pierre Perrault, who is considered one of Quebec’s major filmmakers.
The Corten steel sculpture is lined up with the St Lawrence River and the pathways of Parc de la Promenade-Bellerive, and is an offering to both the natural environment surrounding it and passersby who can walk around it, contemplate it and even step through it. The work proposes a "Continuum" that conquers the passage of time through memory, that of the man, his work and the monument.
The sensitive relationship between the body and space is a concern shared by both the filmmaker and the sculptor. This sculpture is a cultural object that frames the landscape, it is like a camera that directs the gaze and creates viewpoints. Like in Perrault’s Les voitures d’eau, the work is a presentation of the St. Lawrence River.
Roland Poulin. Continuum 2009 - à la mémoire de Pierre Perrault (2009).
Collection Ville de Montréal
Localisation: Parc de la Promenade-Bellerive, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Borough.
Photos: Michel Dubreuil, 2010.
© ADAGP, Paris 2011