Lauren Costello_Mills:Sault-au-Recollet

Lauren Costello

2nd Year, Art Education Major

Mills: Sault-au-Récollet
darkroom photography
12” x 9”

These three works belong to a series of photographs that document the ruins of Montreal’s historic Des Moulins watermills. Built in the early eighteenth century in the Ahuntsic borough, the watermills lie on the boundary between the parish of Sault-au-Récollet and the Ile-de-la-visitation. Originally, the parish of Sault-au-Récollet was developed to surround the watermills.

This site helps to inform us, as citizens of Montreal, of our historical and sociological past. The series aims to engage viewers to critically think about their environment, and consider what contribution we might make to the site’s historical preservation.

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