Curatorial statement
Fabrizio Gallanti, Simon Pennec & Emilie Retailleau

ABC : MTL is the third in a series of exhibitions at the CCA investigating the development of Montreal. ABC : MTL addresses the city as it is today; not a historical artifact or a series of monumental structures, but a daily experience of almost limitless variety.

This documentary addresses the failure and impending transformation of an icon of Montreal’s modernization, the Turcot highway interchange. The installation gives voice to a local resident who will be affected and ultimately displaced by the forthcoming reconstruction of the interchange. By offering the camera to Pierre Zoville, one of many citizens living in the area, ‘Turcot’ demonstrates the intricacies of policies and political processes in the area surrounding Turcot. The interchange has become an incendiary topic, with different stakeholders taking divergent, non-negotiable positions.

Boxes, 1 text panel
4 video channels HD & SD
24 mins.

An installation by Victor Arroyo


Canadian Centre for Architecture
November 2012 – March 2013
Montreal, Canada

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