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Passage
Passage
photographs mounted on lightboxes
2020

This series of works include three photographs mounted on lightboxes, a sound piece, and a sculpture. Together, each are part of an exhibition on rethinking meaning inscribed in park spaces across the Canadian landscape.

Particularly, Cave & Basin hot spring in Banff National Park is considered the birthplace of National Parks in Canada and has led to one of the largest networks of protected landscapes in the world.

Nevertheless, in 1914 Cave & Basin hot spring was used to house interned Ukrainian-Canadian citizens in what was Canada’s first internment operations.

Canadian citizens interned at Cave and Basin cleared the roads that today make up trails in the park system, as well as the road between Banff and Jasper. Consequently, these people have significantly contributed to the government’s ability to establish Canada's first National Park.