Archive for May, 2007

May 31, 2007


left at: in front of the Palais des congres on Viger Avenue, corner of Côté.



May 28, 2007


dream: J’ai rêvé qu’on m’avait tiré une balle de pistolet à l’arrière du cou. Je suis tombée sur le sol, les deux jambes en l’air. J’ai senti un courant chaud le long de ma colonne vertébrale, mais sans douleur. Je ne pouvais ni bouger ni parler. Je voulais que le tireur en finisse avec moi. J’ai pris le deuxième coup dans le front. Encore un courant chaud, encore sans douleur. Je me demandais, « Comment le saurai-je si je suis vraiment morte? » L’idée m’est venue que si mes jambes étaient tombées, cela signifiait que j’étais morte. Mes jambes se mirent alors à remuer, au même moment mes yeux de rêve se fermèrent puis mes vrais yeux s’ouvrirent.

dream translated: I dreamed I was shot with a pistol in the back of the neck. I collapsed to the floor with both legs in the air. I felt a warm sensation travel down my spine, but no pain. I couldn’t move or speak. I wanted the shooter to finish me off. The second shot was in the forehead. Again a warm sensation and again no pain. I wondered, “How will I know if I am really dead?” I got the idea if my legs fell this would mean I had died. At the same instant my legs started to tumble my dream eyes closed and my real eyes opened.

the sensitive subject of this dream—guns, killing, death—and the correspondence with the virginia-tec shooting (16 april, 2007, blacksburg virginia, u.s.a., 32 killed with the shooter taking his own life) and the dawson college shooting, (september 14, 2006, montreal, quebec, canada, one killed with the shooter taking his own life too) made me want to be sure no-one felt targeted by the dream…I deliberately sought out a “non-space” where the dream could be read without referencing a specific group of people.

left at: fence next to the train tracks on the far side of Park Marguerite-Bourgeois, corner of Parc-Marguerite-Bourgeois and Parc-Marguerite-Bourgeois street (the streets all have the same name on all three sides of the park) and the Owens-Illinois 01 Canada Corp. building.


May 23, 2007


dream translated: In my dream my sister is sick. If someone asks her a question she can’t come to a decision. She continually flip-flops and changes her mind until she becomes totally despondent. However, if no question is asked she is quite functional.

went and spent some time with s. c. at her home before taking the dream to the vacant lot (there is a bus stop right in front). she read the dream then showed it to the guy who was finishing the renovations on her house. s. c. explained the project, then said it was like urban poetry. the renovation guy said it was very enigmatic and you had to read between the lines.

left at: corner of Valois Avenue and Ontario.


May 8, 2007


a dream remnant resurfaces –it had been left on the fence by the field where I take my dog for her off-leash time. this was in january. it feels strangely pleasing to find it again, still there.


May 5, 2007


left at: parking lot of 4873 Notre-Dame-De-Grace Avenue, corner of Claremont.