Authentic stories are revealed through touching testimonies. Each of these stories consists of several episodes. We trace the circumstances that led our collaborators to periods of itinerancy. The photographer initiates the process. The models are paid and share his authorship. The images are made to captivate the viewer. By describing the variety of experiences, an alternative perception of housing access can be formed.
personal statement + short bio
As a result of constantly pushing the boundaries, Barre has emphasized art as conditional-it responds to and works within the specific experience of the context in which it exists. He distinguishes between a very simple aesthetic example of bringing reasons together and a more sophisticated version of empathy, where empathy is alternated with objectivity. Empathy is envisioned as a common denominator for transforming aesthetic content into political impact.
He showed his works at the Mois de la photo, the Biennale de Montréal and Territories Urbains at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in 2005. He participated in Quebec in the residency of the Band Vidéo, the Centre Sagamie, Daïmon, and the Kultuuritehas Polymer MTÜ in Estonia. In 2010, he won the 2nd international prize for the redevelopment of the Champ de Mars in Montreal, Quebec.