Presented as part of the Montreal Printed Art Festival, Les ponts was inspired by the Mexican tradition of hand-painted signs called rotulos. With this project, Ileana Hernandez proposes to use L’Écrin to create a bridge between L’imprimerie and Saint-Catherine Street ). L’Écrin’s storefront thus becomes a giant flat screen TV that, through an interplay of reflection—mirrors and camouflage, opaqueness and transparency, appearances and disappearances—, transforms a private space into a public one. Visible by day, but also by night, certain elements of the installation are revealed whereas others remain hidden depending on the time of day.
Ileana will be occupying L’Écrin from April 1st to June 30, 2019.