Souvenirs of the Future #2: Barometer Falling, Nocture: Art at Night Anchor Project, Halifax, October, 2016

Souvenirs of the Future #2: Barometer Falling, Nocture: Art at Night Anchor Project, Halifax, October, 2016

Souvenirs of the Future #2: Barometer Falling, Nocture: Art at Night Anchor Project, Halifax, October, 2016

Souvenirs of the Future #1: At Sixes and Sevens, In/Future, Ontario Place, Toronto, September, 2016

Souvenirs of the Future is a video installation consisting of a geodesic domeĀ  projection surface showing a 10 minute 360 degree video loop. The structure has been adapted for different locations. A loop called At Sixes and Sevens was created for the In/Future exhibition at Ontario Place in Toronto. This abandoned theme park was transformed into a temporary site for an art exhibition. It is famously the site of the first IMAX theatre that was housed in a geodesic dome called the Cinesphere. The video loop contains images from Ontario Place, the Expo 67 site in Montreal, and shots of a LARPing event where thousands of players enact a fantasy game version of the past. Transitions between these sections are articulated by the swirling interior of a snow dome.
The second version of this piece was called Barometer Falling. It was exhibited as a beacon project of the 2016 Nocturne: Art at Night exhibition in Halifax. This version was installed on the 5th floor of the Halifax Central Library and the video loop took us to sites around Halifax that are described in Hugh MacLennan's book Barometer Rising that told a story set in the days before the Halifax Explosion. The video in this version of the piece was shot around Halifax in locations mentioned in the book.
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