Salt & Sage Banff Springs Memorial
Banff Center for the Arts; Banff, AB
Ecology, Memory and Time. The landscape of the National Park is an iconic cultural signifier. Through sound-based installation works, sculptures, photographs, and drawings, this series reconsiders how meaning is ascribed into landmarks of national importance, redefining the ground in Banff National Park. Together, each of these works integrate the layered and complicated histories that make up the sedimentation of this landscape. By daylighting this layered history and bringing these narratives to the foreground, this project deconstructs the meaning of park spaces in Canada and re-inscribes these places as important cultural landscapes that embody meaning beyond areas of sublime significance rooted in romantic notions of travel, leisure, and the picturesque.