A Woman Walking (the City Limits), East and West of The Bow River
Video runtime: 4min 48 sec, HD
GoPro and DSLR
In the summer of 2016, I attempted to walk along the city limits of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (174 km+), mapping the walk through collected objects, photographs, and video. My work often sees me moving through and within liminal spaces where urban space meets suburban sprawl. Without sanctioned pathways or access points, we rarely experience these spaces on foot and instead see them from a distance or not at all. How are the borders inscribed on the land and felt in space?
While the city limit runs alongside roads and highways, it also demarcates the border along Tsuu T'ina Nation 145, dips and crosses both The Bow and Elbow rivers, runs directly along the Bearspaw Dam, moves across private property, farmlands, and sinks into ponds. This series was presented during the M:ST Festival at The New Gallery (TNG) in Calgary, AB. More here.