The project Duplication, Transcodage, initiated by Adam Bobbette (Hong Kong) and Pablo Rodriguez (MontrÃ©al), appears in both Tokyo and Toronto. The installation consists of two found neon signs, an open copy of O.M. Ungers Morphologie, City Metaphors and a specially commissioned poster on display and distributed in both cities. The works will be installed in Art Metropole’s storefront window.
Duplication, Transcodage are neon signs purchased from a defunct corner store in MontrÃ©al that sold religious paraphernalia, household necessities, and offered dubbing services. In their original context and now displaced, the signs both symbolize and perform; they point to themselves, each other and their environment. They name a process while inhabiting it. Like many signs, Duplication, Transcodage lead duplicitous lives inside and outside themselves simultaneously.