Posts categorized “MULTI-MEDIA”.

Line Break (1998)












Canadian identity is a recurring national question. My response to this question started with a journey by train from Halifax to Vancouver during which I photographed the view from the train window every hour on the hour. The resulting documentary moments offer a set of “timeplaces” from coast to coast as an ironic portrait of place, or a portrait of an ironic place. Rather than the prairie grain elevator, the Rockies or the CN Tower, there is an abundance of nondescript landscapes, unidentifiable locales, and darkness. When time is equated with place, “Where is here?” is answered by the sound of the alarm. The work includes 103 digitized photos, output on mylar, and text that references the 24-hour travel schedule as a formal structure. Publication with essay by Robert Zingone. Multiple exhibitions across Canada.