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A pedestrian trace

A pedestrian trace, July 23 to August 8, 2017
within TruckStop, a collaborative project between Centre CLARK (Montréal) and l’Œil de Poisson (Québec City)
Visit truck-stop.ca for event details
Visit truck-stop facebook for daily progress


In this performance, the artist – The Wanderer – will trace a line over the course of about 15 days starting from Centre CLARK in Montréal to l’Œil de Poisson in Quebec City, following close to AutoRoute 20 without being on the highway. At the end of each day, he will stop where his wanderings will leave him.

Pedestrian has a sense of common, everyday, ordinary, which are some commonly held notions about moving between Montréal and Québec City. It’s often about getting to the destination rather than the journey. To be a pedestrian is to walk, a shared act, part of a common history, even when performed alone. To walk between two cities today is only done in the rarest of instances, if at all. A resistance to walking is on the rise, certainly, with the increase of motorized modes of transport, the desire to go farther in less time has become commonplace. Taking time to walk and to encounter the world one foot at a time is a contrast to the quickness of contemporary life and offers the chance to see things that are not commonly witnessed.

The Wanderer’s voyage will be during the Construction holidays (July 22 to August 6, 2017). You can follow his journey of about 15 days on truck-stop.ca. At the end of the walk, the work – incarnated by the Wanderer – will be returned to Montréal by way of Fero Transport, a company specializing in the transportation of art.

A pedestrian trace ~ a walk from Montréal to Québec City
Beginning: Sunday, July 23, 2017 – 9:00 am at Centre CLARK, Montreal
Finish: August 4 to 6 – afternoon at l’Œil de Poisson, Quebec City

Route: following the Jean Lesage Autoroute 20 – total distance: 315 km

You are welcome to attend and/or participate in the walk, when and where you desire.
See the map below of the pedestrian route and visit truck-stop facebook to see where I am on any given day.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 8:45 am –  to start the performance, you are invited to Centre CLARK
Centre CLARK – 5455 de Gaspé Ave, suite 114, Montreal, H2T 2A4

August 4 – 6, 2017 – to end the performance, you are invited to l’Œil de Poisson
* The precise date and time will be determined closer to the end of the walk *
l’Œil de Poisson – 541 Rue Saint-Vallier East, Quebec City, G1K 3P9

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