2013 | FONCTION PUBLIQUE: ÉTIENNE TREMBLAY-TARDIF
OFF SITE DECEMBER 11 TO JUNE 21, 2013
Since 1969, federal and provincial governments — initially under Trudeau and Bourassa respectively — have competed for territorial occupation through the construction of administrative buildings in Hull-Gatineau. The new office blocks on Eddy Street, Victoria Street, and Boulevard de la Carrière are inscribed in this historical context. By means of intervention, the public service has begun research into the layout and architecture of downtown Gatineau.
Étienne Tremblay-Tardif is interested in occupying public spaces seen to be of historic or political significance — sites of tension, polemics, and protest. Notions of commemoration, iconoclasm, and indexing structure his work. He holds an MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University and has been based in Montréal since 2004.