An article posted in The Atlantic Cities describes a recent performance in Montreal showcasing old people “roosting on the sides of buildings like huge insects.” Sitting on white chairs mounted onto the sides of buildings at a 90-degree angle, they “engaged in activities best described as ‘surreal mundane.'”
The mastermind behind the performance, German choreographer Angie Hiesel, describes the concept: “Twenty feet above the sidewalk, white chairs are attached to the walls of buildings in the Latin Quarter, with ten senior citizens sitting on them…. All of them appear to be floating above everyday concerns, their strange position adding an enchanting note to the cityscape. Old age becomes urban poetry, insisting that we stop and take a look.”
There is also a video linked to the article which shows the reactions of the Montreal citizens to this strange scene.
Article – Old People Appear Floating Over Montreal