This photographic series, based on an essay by Michel Lefebvre, was produced in Poznan, Poland, for the interdisciplinary festival Inner Spaces 2003. It addresses the issue of language and communication, which is exacerbated in a foreign city. When words no longer mean anything, symbols take on a whole new significance. With a sense of humour, these photographic constructions take on the universal codes of road signs by diverting them from their initial context and disguising the words associated with them. The city then becomes a fictional construction, a space for an ideal, to communicate a different social perspective through the imagination.

The images were published in esse magazine, no. 53, “Utopia and dystopia”, Montreal, winter 2005.