Walking a Path
Passage is a multimedia photography installation and sound piece about memory and identity in national park landscapes. This series of photographs trace the steps that interned Canadian citizens took as they cleared the roads to create trails in the Park system in Banff. The act of walking is a form of carving a path in the earth.
In tracing the route that people walked while forcibly confined, the surrounding forest enclosure takes on new meaning. This series of works include three photographs mounted on light-boxes, a sound piece, and a sculpture. Together, each piece in this body of work re-frames how meaning is inscribed into park spaces across the Canadian landscape.