WORK > Salt & Sage | Banff Springs Internment Memorial and Ceremonial Landscape

In this series of works and research, I reconsider how meaning is ascribed into landmarks of national importance, considering the landscape of the National Park itself as an iconic cultural signifier. The intent is to create a landscape-based memorial - a place - that redefines the ground in Banff National Park as ceremonial and integrates the layered and complicated histories that make up its sedimentation as components to understanding the role of protected landscapes and cultural identity in contemporary culture.

By daylighting the layered history of Canada's first internment operations and ceremonial histories, 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
March 2014
Banff Springs Memorial
concept
March 2014
Banff Springs Memorial
concept
March 2014
Banff Springs Memorial
concept
March 2014
Banff Springs Memorial
concept
March 2014
Banff Springs Memorial
concept
March 2014
Banff Springs Memorial
concept
March 2014

Salt & Sage | Banff Springs Memorial, Banff Center for the Arts; research project. Developed as part of Banff Centre for the Arts Artist Residency. 2014

See Passage for installation works associated with this project

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