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Infrastructure Canada

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Infrastructure Canada

55 USD
Infrastructure Canada completes a trilogy of conceptual films created by Daniel Young & Christian Giroux that depict the systematic production of space. Traveling from the Yukon to Labrador and southern Ontario to Nunavut, Young & Giroux have captured on Super-35mm film the expansive system of roads, bridges, ports, dams, and energy corridors that have facilitated access to the environment while also shaping Canada's national expansion and federalist ambition. Presented in random order, the one hundred objects documented by Young & Giroux function as a rigorous dérive through nodes in the network of a material body that can be thought of as comprising a single piece of architecture.

The publication features complete documentation of the objects and locations captured by Infrastructure Canada, alongside texts on the work by Carlotta Darò, Richard William Hill and Jonathan Shaughnessy.

Softcover, 268 pages, 11 x 8.75 in
ISBN 978-1-894707-38-1
Oakville Galleries, 2016

Bridges, tunnels, pipelines, hydroelectric lines, public transit, dams, ports, navigational aids for waterways and
airspace, communication towers—infrastructure is the foundation of our economy and society. Filmed using a
35mm motion picture camera, this project provides a core sample of infrastructure interventions in Canada’s
landscape. Drawing on statistical information on expenditures since 1947 in order to proportionally represent
investment in different sectors, the artists chose these one hundred objects and locations as a subset reflecting diversity
of region and type. Presented in random order, they function as a rigorous dérive through nodes in the network of a material body that can be thought of as comprising a single piece of architecture.

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Project book includes essays by Jonathan Shaughnessy, Richard William Hill, and Carlotta Daró
Published by Oakville Galleries

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