Installation projection, "Altered Landscapes" 2017
"Anthropocene is a geological concept and is still an open concept that has taken on a polemical relationship to the claim and the thinking behind it." Chakrabarty
Anthropocene is a project (Installation 2)
Postcard/Photograph-Installation (projection on rocks with white cards - Mt. Rundle and Sleeping Buffalo Mountain) Banff, Alberta, 2016-17
Installation was part of the larger installation held at the Banff Centre 2017
Plains Bison Reintroduction to Banff National Park: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/plan/gestion-management/bison.aspx
Anthropocene is a project that looks at geologic time, buffalo and historic ecologies. This is a three channel projections and installation piece. I started at a site called Nose Hill in Calgary, Alberta. A place where Bison lived and roamed freely. It's a geologic wonder and a historical place known for ceremonies. This project looks closely at the ecological relationship between bison, rock deposits and the circles of rocks left behind to call attention to what was once indigenous grounds. As a reflection of geologic time, I filmed the Bow River, Mt. Rundle and Tunnel Mountain in Banff, Alberta to link melting glaciers to the river which represents a trace of time in the landscape. This work looks at the landscape in Alberta through traces of memory and touch.
Around the erratic stone, the grass is worn down from bison that would rub up against the stone as they circled around and around. These stones are called "Erratic Stones" which means its composition is different from the rocks in that area -- it was moved by glaciers. "Rubbing Rock" sits in line with several other stones as part of a deposit that happened around the same time.