In situ Saint-Michel
2020 –

Given carte blanche to produce a project for the 4th edition of the Résidence in situ creation program, an initiative of the Maison Photo Montréal in collaboration with the Montréal Archives, Caroline Hayeur went to find out more about the district of Saint-Michel and its history.

Allée Rose, Cité des arts du cirque – TOHU, Montreal, 2020 © Caroline Hayeur

Equipped with archival photographs of “Ville Saint-Michel” from the 1960s, Hayeur wandered through the neighbourhood to produce a series of diptychs that record changes to the area’s social, landscape, and topographic elements. Local businesses, low-cost housing (HLM), the Metropolitan Autoroute, Frédéric-Back Park: her superimposed images highlight the neighbourhood’s unique characteristics.

Allée Rose, Cité des arts du cirque – TOHU, Montreal, 2020 © Caroline Hayeur

In situ Saint-Michel

Technical description:
12 digital prints mounted recto verso, metal frames, concrete bases, 120 x 180 cm (48 x 70 in.) each

Sound installation:
Audiotopie, guest artist Xavier Madore, sound composition disseminated within Caroline Hayeur’s installation.

Exhibition history:
Since 2020 – Outdoor exhibition, allée Rose, Cité des arts du cirque – TOHU: 2345 Jarry East, free 24-hour access.

Online press:
2021 – Le Circassien, Rencontre avec la photographe Caroline Hayeur
LE CIRCASSIEN – Rencontre avec la photographe Caroline Hayeur

Maison Photo Montréal
Archives de la Ville de Montréal
Résidence in situ Saint-Michel – la TOHU
Audiotopie + artiste invité Xavier Madore