Dawson: la géographie d'un territoire:  artist residency at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon, 2016. Live interview Monday October 24, 2016: Radio-Canada, première, Vancouver

Project exhibited as part of Ateliers 6235, May 17 to June 2, 2019

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I harvested the clay in Bonanza Creek where one can find the White Channel gravel. The White Channel Gravel (Pliocene) is the most important gold-bearing unit in the famous Klondike goldfields of west-central Yukon.

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Chapman Lake, is by the Dempster Highway at 289 km from the Arctic Circle.  We stopped to see and heard these strange noises that we felt came from the depth of the lake. We were told  they  were from ice formation.  Dan Sokolowski, responsable for the artist residency at the  Klondike Institut of Art and Culture in Dawson City and myself recorded these eerie sounds. My artwork "Chapman Lake" is made of a wooden plinth of 1,8 x 1,8 meters under which are hidden vibrating speakers.The spectator is invited to walk on the pedestal and feel as much as hear the vibrations of the sounds.  I carved the map of the lake on the wooden pedestal.

Les Ateliers 6235

6235 Papineau, local 203

Montréal

 

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