Dominique BLAIN


The project

I recently found my Montreal Expo 67 passport. I used the passport, which allowed entry to the pavilions, practically every day that summer. Seventy- two countries were represented. I remember the architecture of each of the pavilions. Several themed exhibitions dazzled me: that of the National Film Board of Canada with its projections on multiple screens as well as universal expositions of works of arts, photographs and industrial design. I was ten years old and this event had a determining effect on my life. I returned to the Expo sites where some traces remained. Among others, the pavilions of Quebec and France transformed into casinos, and the pavilion of the United States, the largest existing Buckminster Fuller dome that still overhangs Saint Helen’s Island. The vestiges of another era, that of the Trente Glorieuses