Interzone 3 | 2017
Interzone 3 is a fictional project that transforms Halte des Hurons into a completely excessive highway rest-stop, borrowing an aesthetic from advertising billboards for new condominiums and construction sites.
The artist is inspired by some recently built rest-stops in Quebec that seem to favour the construction of small shopping centers surrounded by parking lots, rather than the conservation of modest rest areas amid a green landscape. The work invites us to reflect on and explore, in a humorous and ironic way, our collective experience with traditional roadside rest-stops and the landscapes along Autoroute 20 between Quebec and Montreal.
In Interzone 3, Mathieu Latulippe explores our connection to natural, urban, and architectural environments. His mise-en-scène evokes theme parks, utopic or dystopic cities, the suburbs and closed communities like Aquablu in Laval, the gigantic shopping centers and mega malls like the Quartier DIX30, the exuberance and surrealism of cities like Las Vegas or Dubai, or the fictional universe of New Wave science-fiction by authors such as J.G. Ballard.