Paul Liherland has been interested in the question of the masculine for several years; the installation Hésitation is part of this research. Originally from Vancouver, he has been living and working in Montreal for the past 8 years. He has taught photography at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax. Parallel to his practice, he works as a professional photographer in the art world, notably with artists and for various publications.
The urban space here replaces that of Gallery B-312 to present a photographic installation by artist Paul Litherland. Indeed, Saint-Laurent Boulevard, between Sherbrooke and Saint-Viateur streets, temporarily becomes the site of the public intervention, entitled Hésitation. All along this Montreal artery, a series of photographs, the size of road signs, punctuate the path of the passer-by. Most often grouped in pairs, on either side of the post supporting them, the colour photographs offer a glimpse of human relationships. The always incomplete and unstable formation of the subject's identity comes up against "the other" in a double staging, that of the photographic space and that of its theatrical representation in the city.
—Translated from a text by MANON LÉVESQUE