Chris and I happened to be at Gatineau City Hall the other day which turned out to be surprisingly nice inside. Lots of windows in a cathedral, six story high, inside courtyard type of thing. If that makes any sense, haha. While we were there we came across the Montcalm Gallery. I had heard of it but never knew where it was and I, of course, had to go in. We were quite pleased we did because we were introduced to the Eric Nadeau Exposition – Machine Memories and Work Stories.
“In work, in human labour, in our daily tasks, narratives are born, intersect, and are woven into the fabric of our collective memory. The artist’s creations are variations on a single theme: the work stories that reveal and unite us.”
Here he made an automatic weapon out of an old typewriter and if you notice the typewriter on the right the keys were replaced with bullets.
There were quite a few of these characters in the exhibit made with old Singer Sewing machines, all with their own personality. There was quite a contrast between the sweetness of these two and some of the weapons he had created.
This piece was a deconstructed umbrella. I wish I had of written down the names of all the pieces.
More guns made from typewriters. (Sorry about the photo quality, since it was an impromptu visit I only had my phone)
Made from the top of an old wooden spool. Would love to have this piece in my home.
These little guys were made from steel toe boots.
She was my favourite. Not sure if it is because it was my favourite colour or if it is because I have the identical one (still in sewing machine form) that I inherited from my grandmother.
If you are in the area, (Hull, near the Museum of Civilization) it is definitely worth a quick stop in. I will also be keeping my eyes peeled for their next exhibit.