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May 19, 2005
notes provided by Marie-Christiane about the site:
"This area became a dead area ever since the freeway was put
the highway is like a wall that separates one area from the next
recent attempts have been made to revitalize the area
new building activities
such as Complexe Guy-Favreau"
city is beneath us
During Agnès Varda's 1986 film 'Vagabond,
the viewer is first introduced to Mona, a drifter, as a frozen corpse.
For the rest of the film, through interviews and flashbacks, Varda
uses other people's memories to construct an image of the drifter,
as she moves from village to village, in the deadness of a French
In Montréal a small group is led through China Town and into
the parking lot of the Haunted
House dinner theatre where a female vagabond wearing a leather
jacket and backpack and carrying a portable cd player stands waiting.
They are led on a nomadic journey through a dead/non dead area of
Montréal by this transient woman who acts as a (silent) medium
to the unseen. The walk takes them past construction sites with
billboards depicting futuristic scenes of condominium dwellers,
into the dead spaces of alleyways, across Boulevard
René Lévesque (famous for his fight for Quebec
separatism), and finally ending in front of the Hudson's
This performance was commissioned for the HTMLLES07
Festival and developed through a co-production at StudioXX.