Its been a busy week for the Migrating Landscapes Organizers with three regional exhibitions opening. On Monday, January 16th, the Atlantic Canada exhibition opened at Dalhousie School of Architecture in Halifax. Wednesday, January 18, the Québec exhibition opened at Parisian Laundry in Montréal. The week was rounded out with the Saskatchewan exhibition opening at the Mendal Art Gallery in Saskatoon on January 19. For DoUC three regional exhibitions has meant the creation of three new timelines; equalling a total of 86′ of Canadian history. Over the course of working on the Migrating Landscapes project DoUC no longer understands history in terms of time but in only distances.
ML_QC is the first Migrating Landscapes exhibition we’ve been able to attend. We arrived to witness the jury considering the architectural landscape/model installations. The installation was suppose to use an additional 40000 lbs of wood. With the exhibition taking place on the second floor of Parisian Laundry there was concern that the structure of the building couldn’t support it- MLO improvised another approach. The undulating thick wooden pillars were replaced with these slightly raised plywood platforms that marked the intended footprint of the first approach. It maintained the immersive quality of the installation while also making the models very approachable.
Here are some photos of our timeline and map projection video from the ML_QC opening; we’ll be posting pictures from Halifax, and Saskatoon at a later tine