This banner was created in the context of a mediation program put in place and directed by the non-profit organisations Institut pacifique and Paroles d’excluEs; a program that aided citizens from Montreal-North to voice and resolve issues in their community through a process of reconciliation.
Initiated by the cultural mediation of the Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord, the citizens expressed their perception of the process in artwork made with dry pastel. Inspiring myself off their individual creations, I then proposed a collective piece to represent their experiences, which we then completed together via a dialogical artistic approach.
“Fruit of Empathy”, a 5 meters high by 1.5 meter wide vinyl banner, will be installed on the façade of the Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord, at the entrance of the municipal library, during the summer of 2021.
2 x 22 meters mural painted on a fence in a “green alley” in Montreal-North (entrance on Des Ardennes street) in collaboration with COOP solidaité ECONORD, Soverdi and the Montreal-North borough.