Semina Percurrenta: from both sides of the border
Collaboration between Montserrat Duran Muntadas and Jean-Simon Trottier
Mixed Media. 2015
Photo: René Rioux
A Canadian man and a Spaniard woman meet, fall in love and decide to live together. They quickly find out about the countless laws , rules, forms, paperwork and all the other administrative red tape that prevent their love from easily crossing the seemingly friendly Canadian border.
This story, our own, is the inspiration for our collaborative project entitled Semina Percurrenta, which loosely means the ''travelling seeds'' in Latin.
Why do we have borders to divide our lives? Couldn't we be more like seeds and just blow freely in the wind?
Our project consists of sculptural installations inspired by invading plants that defy borders, where the seed becomes a metaphor for freedom.