MU / ESPACE GO
Mid-August 2011 witnessed a two-day EN MASSE extravaganza in the loading dock area of Montreal’s Espace GO.
Through Montreal public mural initiative MU, Espace GO, a respected theatre and art venue with a mandate to explore and celebrate francophone creations and work by women artists, had commissioned the huge, immersive, permanent mural in the routinely graffiti-caked dock.
Assembling a team that highlighted women artists on the EM roster without separating them, EN MASSE brought together Caro Caron, Zema, Mireille Bouchard, Krista Bursey, Peru Dyer, Flexib, Tyler Rauman, Jason Botkin, Frank Lam and Fred Caron, plus a heap of scaffolding, to thoroughly fill the large and, from Boul. St-Laurent, highly visible space, spilling right up onto and all over the ceiling.
When work was concluded, it was clear that new ground had been broken in terms of what could be achieved by EN MASSE, and a potent new street-level showcase established for the initiative’s efforts, one which that catch the eyes of Montrealers and visitors by the thousands.
ALL OF THESE INCREDIBLE PICS COURTESY OF Mark Popof Jastremski. He stumbled upon the production on the second night, rushed home, and came back with his camera to grab some of the most dynamic pics ever captured during an EM production.