Proposal For A Sculptural Display Place
In this performative work, de Montreuil tows a floating plinth with a prop-like structure of a modernist-style sculpture behind a small hand crafted plywood boat built for one person. The precarious set up lends a sense of urgency to this search for new spaces for the displaying of artwork. Embarking from Granville Island to the Cambie street bridge, de Montreuil displays the 'sculpture' to passersby along the False Creek Seawall, passengers aboard the aquabus, and locals on their moored sailboats.
It is suggested that the real artwork on display is the sculptural form on the plinth, but these expectations are negated through its haphazard and satirical form. Instead, the importance of this work lies in the performance itself which employs the boat, plinth, and 'sculpture' as props through which the performance is made communicable.
False Creek, Vancouver, BC