In the course of a three-year correspondence in words and images with individuals serving life sentences in American prisons, Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge explored the representation of the sites where they live as well as those they miss. From the generic spaces they are confined in, where even the sky can take on the appearance of a wall adding itself to those of the prison, the prisoners talk about the places that occupy their dreams and their imagination. In response, the artist draws upon her personal photography archive to offer her collaborators images that evoke their words. In this way, she invites them to step out of their reality to enter a shared space, where walls can become pages on which to write to one another, images to be transported by.
This exhibition is part of our Free Time programming, which positions itself in opposition to productivity, performance, and efficiency, and in which photography appears as a tool for exploration, for making relations and conceiving of new perspectives.