The back facade of the La Bordée theater comes to life! The 2,880 square foot photographic mural titled Crowd and created by the artist duo in residence Atwood (Éric Leblanc and Jean-François Bolduc), brings together 20 giant portraits of citizens of the La Cité-Limoilou borough, whose experiences resonate with so many pieces already presented at La Bordée.
During the day, these faces watch over passers-by, while after dark they come alive, revealing quotes from the rooms associated with them. The confidences continue on the website of the project, while the story of each person constituting this Crowd is unveiled there.
For the duo Atwood, it is a symbol of resilience. “It’s a way of showing the beauty of a diverse, resilient neighborhood rooted in rich soil. It is the highlighting of journeys that are both everyday and unsuspected, exactly like the theater, or the photo, knows how to do it so well ”. In the current context, Michel Nadeau, artistic director of La Bordée, believes that this is a way of keeping theater alive. “If he cannot be on the boards, he will be in the streets, on the faces. Without having premeditated it, this work becomes a way of reaffirming our solidarity both towards our environment and towards our community ”.
Celebrate this bond of love between a theater and its neighborhood, then the richness of the community until May 2021, by going behind the La Bordée theater located at 315, St-Joseph Est and at crowd.labordee.ca