This sculpture entitled “Langage Urbain” by Ken Story has stood in front of the
Bank of Montreal Telus building on Réné-Levesque, corner University, since 1992. Originally, the two massive earhorns were engineered to rise and fall, always out of synch, briefly brushing by eachother along their paths. Even at the age of 12, that was a metaphor I could grasp.
These days, the two earhorns sit snuggled together, as if they are whispering secretes. According to a security guard at the building, “Langage Urbain” broke down 2 or 3 years, due to some kind of technical problems. Analyze that, art students.