The artist created these works using photographs of members of the team that designed the station as well as members of his own family. These characters, floating and cartwheeling weightlessly in space, suggest the contrast between the free open air and the restricted underground environment.
Did you know?
This was the only photographic work in the métro until the mural Homo Urbanus was installed at station Côte-Vertu in 2005.
About the artist
Photographer Jean Mercier is the son of Henri Mercier and brother of Pierre Boyer-Mercier, the architects who designed station Acadie. He began his career at the time of Expo 67 and founded Cöpilia Design, a design firm specializing in construction, in 1970.