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 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 from that area -- it was moved from it's original home by glaciers. "Rubbing Rock" sits in line with several other stones as part of a deposit that happened around the same time.  Work in Progress
       
     
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 Rubbing Rock and Bow River with Postcards  sound by John Cage "The Litany for the Whale"      
       
     
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 postcard-photographs of stone deposits (installation below projections).
       
     
 Touching Grass and Ice Cracks in Bow River with Postcards  sound by John Cage "The Litany for the Whale"
       
     
  Detail of Postcard Photograph sits in front of projections
       
     
 Wallow and Mt. Rundle with Postcards  sound by John Cage "The Litany for the Whale"
       
     
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  Detail of Postcard Photograph sits in front of projections
       
     
  Detail of Postcard Photograph sits in front of projections
       
     
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 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 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 from that area -- it was moved from it's original home by glaciers. "Rubbing Rock" sits in line with several other stones as part of a deposit that happened around the same time.  Work in Progress
       
     

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 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 from that area -- it was moved from it's original home by glaciers. "Rubbing Rock" sits in line with several other stones as part of a deposit that happened around the same time.

Work in Progress

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 Rubbing Rock and Bow River with Postcards  sound by John Cage "The Litany for the Whale"      
       
     

Rubbing Rock and Bow River with Postcards

sound by John Cage "The Litany for the Whale"

 

 

IMG_3227.jpg
       
     
01_M_WhitemanVideoVimeo.jpg
       
     
 postcard-photographs of stone deposits (installation below projections).
       
     

postcard-photographs of stone deposits (installation below projections).

 Touching Grass and Ice Cracks in Bow River with Postcards  sound by John Cage "The Litany for the Whale"
       
     

Touching Grass and Ice Cracks in Bow River with Postcards

sound by John Cage "The Litany for the Whale"

  Detail of Postcard Photograph sits in front of projections
       
     

 Detail of Postcard Photograph sits in front of projections

 Wallow and Mt. Rundle with Postcards  sound by John Cage "The Litany for the Whale"
       
     

Wallow and Mt. Rundle with Postcards

sound by John Cage "The Litany for the Whale"

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short clip of Video #1 Touching Rubbing Rock

  Detail of Postcard Photograph sits in front of projections
       
     

 Detail of Postcard Photograph sits in front of projections

  Detail of Postcard Photograph sits in front of projections
       
     

 Detail of Postcard Photograph sits in front of projections

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