From January 10 through February 15, Concordia’s FOFA Gallery in Montreal is presenting Philippe Guillaume‘s Every Foot of the Sidewalk: Boulevard Saint-Laurent (2010-2012). With this work, Philippe Guillaume examines the intersections between photography, walking and city space. Guillaume wanted to find new ways of looking at urban sidewalks while disrupting a single point of view through the use of multi-media and multi-image explorations. This installation will include photography, video and reference materials.
Guillaume chose to photograph St. Laurent Boulevard, a primary artery of Montreal, without human subjects. Often perceived as a dividing line between the east (traditionally French-speaking) and west (traditionally English-speaking) parts of the city, Guillaume explores absence and the power of everyday spaces on this iconic street called “the Main.”
The vernissage will be Thursday, January 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a talk entitled “Photography, Walking, and a conversation about research/creation on the boulevard,” featuring Martha Langford and the artist, Philippe Guillaume, on Wednesday, January 16, from 6 to 7 p.m.