Condo '88, 1988
Condo '88, 1988

Condominium construction sites at Toronto's Harbourfront development were photographed, and then those projections rephotographed to exaggerate perspective and induce vertigo. Those images were printed as laminated murals and sliced into strips which were Velcro'd to a balanced cinder-block construction. 72" x 186" x 92 inches / 182,5cm x 472,5cm x 233,5cm

Condemned

The Vie d’Ange art gallery, a converted auto garage at 6820 rue Marconi in Montréal, was sold and slated for demolition very soon after the neighborhood was renamed “Mile-Ex” by developers. Microsoft began construction of a tech hub building across the street from the gallery and Vie d’Ange was notified to vacate.
For the gallery’s final project "Condemned", an updated version of the photo-sculpture “Condo ’88” (left) was designed and erected, and will remain on-site permanently until both structures, the gallery and the installation, are demolished to make way for free-market urbanism.


 

Adobe mock-up for brick elevation of the new "Condo '88.9"

Adobe mock-up for the mural photo-strip placements on "Condo '88.9"

image file for laser printing of the left-side 180 inch length mural

image file for laser printing of the right-side 120 inch length mural

"Condo '88.9" at Vie d'Ange, 2019
"Condo '88.9" at Vie d'Ange, 2019

color mural laser print photographs of Toronto Harbourfront condominiums under construction in 1988, sliced into strips, Scotch tape, hot glue, 348 painted cement blocks 90" x 220" x 90 inches image by Simon Belleau

"Condo '89.9" at Vie d'Ange, 2019
"Condo '89.9" at Vie d'Ange, 2019

color mural laser print photographs of Toronto Harbourfront condominiums under construction in 1988, sliced into strips, Scotch tape, hot glue, 348 painted cement blocks 90" x 220" x 90 inches

"Condo '88.9" at Vie d'Ange, 2019
"Condo '88.9" at Vie d'Ange, 2019

color mural laser print photographs of Toronto Harbourfront condominiums under construction in 1988, sliced into strips, Scotch tape, hot glue, 348 painted cement blocks 90" x 220" x 90 inches image by Simon Belleau

"Condo '88.9" at Vie d'Ange, 2019
"Condo '88.9" at Vie d'Ange, 2019

color mural laser print photographs of Toronto Harbourfront condominiums under construction in 1988, sliced into strips, Scotch tape, hot glue, 348 painted cement blocks 90" x 220" x 90 inches image by Simon Belleau

"Condo '88.9" at Vie d'Ange, 2019
"Condo '88.9" at Vie d'Ange, 2019

color mural laser print photographs of Toronto Harbourfront condominiums under construction in 1988, sliced into strips, Scotch tape, hot glue, 348 painted cement blocks 90" x 220" x 90 inches image by Simon Belleau

"Condo '88.9" rear view
"Condo '88.9" rear view

color mural laser print photographs of Toronto Harbourfront condominiums under construction in 1988, sliced into strips, Scotch tape, hot glue, 348 painted cement blocks 90" x 220" x 90 inches image by Simon Belleau

"Condo '88.9" detail view
"Condo '88.9" detail view

color mural laser print photographs of Toronto Harbourfront condominiums under construction in 1988, sliced into strips, Scotch tape, hot glue, 348 painted cement blocks 90" x 220" x 90 inches

"Condo '88.9" side view
"Condo '88.9" side view

color mural laser print photographs of Toronto Harbourfront condominiums under construction in 1988, sliced into strips, Scotch tape, hot glue, 348 painted cement blocks 90" x 220" x 90 inches

"Condo '88.9" detail view
"Condo '88.9" detail view

color mural laser print photographs of Toronto Harbourfront condominiums under construction in 1988, sliced into strips, Scotch tape, hot glue, 348 painted cement blocks 90" x 220" x 90 inches image by Simon Belleau

"Condo '88.9" detail view
"Condo '88.9" detail view

image by Simon Belleau

Le Devoir
Le Devoir

review of the "Condemned" condo project at Vie d'Ange in Montréal Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

review of "Condemned" at Vie d'Ange by Sarah Nesbitt