‘The Mountain, Les Invisibles’, Single channel video, Duration 10:28, 2016 –
The work ‘The Mountain, Les Invisibles’ was shot in the site of the Montreal Biodome. The Biodome originally served as the Velodrome for the ’76 Olympics and now houses an indoor zoo, where they have recreated four ecosystems of the Americas. The site lies somewhere between the real, artificial and the staged. I was interested in the role of the staff who work in the premises of the Biodome, as they inevitably move between spaces of reality and fiction. I was interested in the mind of these people who reveal their relations to the site, by concocting fictions, which emerge between the architectural space and the potentiality of its narrative.
During the period of my residency in Montreal, I visited the Biodome several times and shot a lot of footage of the space. I also did several interviews with the staff of the Biodome. I wanted to see how the ideas of architecture and its transformations seep into collective fictions and further into personal imaginings. In this case, fictions that primarily originated from the site of Montreal Biodome.
'Untitled 1 - 11', Charcoal on Paper, 38'x46' each -