Deer In Headlights, 2022 / Sculpture
Deer In Headlights is a sculptural installation comprised of 53 blocks of concrete embedded with strips of fluorescent visibility workwear. The blocks, acting as puzzle pieces, represent each year since Indigenous peoples received the right to vote – final permission was granted in the province of Quebec in 1969. Monnet’s Deer in Headlights speaks to the aggressive politics that stalled the progress of Indigenous communities for the purpose of political repression. Mimicking stones for building a more inclusive society, the formation of these blocks echo the social body, institutions, landscape and environment in which we live.