Banff Springs Internment Memorial and Ceremonial Landscape
For this project, I reconsider how meaning is ascribed into landmarks of national importance. The intent is to create a memorial - a place - and performative space that redefines the hot spring as a ceremonial ground for the First Nations communities who have called Banff home for thousands of years, as well as for the public who frequent this area.
By daylighting this layered history and bringing these narratives to the foreground, this project reconsiders the meaning of Park spaces in Canada and re-inscribes these places as important cultural landscapes that embody meaning beyond areas of sublime significance rooted in romantic notions of travel, leisure, and the picturesque.
Banff Springs Memorial, concept. 2014
See Passage for installation works associated with this memorial