The Brilliant Armand Vaillancourt

Vaillancourt FountainIf you are an aficionado of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, you will remember the striking Armand Vaillancourt installation Song of the Nations that was mounted in the upper gallery several years ago.

Earlier in the week we were walking down the Ferry Terminal end of Market St. in San Francisco and Oliver spotted a large water fountain in the plaza (truth be told, he called it a “water mountain,” which it sort of is). It’s an impressive, immersive piece of fountain cum sculpture that you can walk right inside. Oliver insisted on exploring every nook and cranny and we willingly obliged.

Turns out that what we had happened upon was the Vaillancourt Fountain, created in 1971 by the selfsame Armand Vaillancourt. And that we’d come at the right time because the fountain was, in fact, turned on again last summer after a 4 year period during which it was left fallow.

You can see the photos I took of the fountain or watch a video clip.


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claudy on February 25, 2006 - 18:35 Permalink

Very interesting blog. I would like to get in touch with Armand Vaillancourt. Can you give me its email address? Thank you.

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claudy on February 25, 2006 - 18:52 Permalink

Oups je me suis tromp

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Oceania on January 24, 2011 - 04:45 Permalink

Thanks for posting these great pictures :)