400 concrete blocks with limestone

Installations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

400 concrete blocks with limestone, created with Jocelyn Robert
1987
installation-performance
duration: 120 hours
concrete blocks and limestone
40 x 780 x 780 cm
documentation: – photo©Jocelyn Robert 

1987

  • 400 blocs de béton et chaux, Diane Landry and Jocelyn Robert, Enformances ou les 120 heures, sculpture symposium, Université Laval, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).

Over a period of three days, 400 concrete blocks were placed on the grounds of the Université Laval campus. Then they were covered with limestone. The limestone changes the acidity of the soil, and so the grass around the blocks became greener and the one under the blocks dried out. Once the blocks were removed, traces of the intervention were visible for months.