L’arbre de la rue

Patrice Dubois & Dany Michaud

  • Sunday, October 18, 2015 11h00 – 21h00
    Montréal (Québec)
    • In person

Theatrical performance — Six exterior stations.

  • 11 am — At the Lahaie Park fountain, corner St-Laurent & St-Joseph.
  • 1 pm — Mordecai Richler Library
  • 3 pm — Park Lhasa de Sela. Clark & Van Horne
  • 5 pm — Champs des possibles, in the back of the 5605 de Gaspé
  • 7 pm — Parking of Durocher street, in front of the 3421 Durocher.
  • 9 pm — Corner Esplanade & Rachel

L’Arbre de la rue Durocher was sculpted by Armand Vaillancourt between 1951 and 1953. The account of the events surrounding its creation is itself a story; through its realisation an artistic discourse takes shape and becomes a part of our recent history. The nation is being constructed as the artist leaves his studio and walks out into the street. Here, nature is a megaphone.

This “Arbre de la rue” looks through the prism of years past into the primitive tracks of the commitment and attitude necessary, even today, to head to the front lines. For 12 hours, the artists will construct a piece recalling, both by action and word, the beauty of required combat.