Negotiating Spaces: Visual Recollections of Train Travel in Canada, Lindsey Bond

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© Lindsey Bond, 2009

The Harcourt House Arts Center, Edmonton, presents Lindsey Bond in her latest photographic and video-based work entitled Negotiating Spaces from February 24 to March 26, 2011. What first began in 2009 with an ambitious trip across Canada via rail, from Vancouver to Halifax, has matured into a photographic investigation into the Canadian contemporary past. Using medium-format film along side sound-recording and video overlay, Lindsey explores the concept of time, place and identity, initating a dialogue between the land and the citizen. Evolving from her two most recent bodies of work including Sensation and Occurrence, 2008 and Conscious Rousing, 2005, the exhibition focuses on modes of transportation and the transcription of the individual narrative.

© Lindsey Bond 2009

“Negotiating Spaces works to re-initiate a dialogue between the individual and the land by critically investigating Canadian perception of space and confronting that great distance by drawing it near with photograph, video and text. Traveling on tracks that were said to have once united this country spoke to me about a past national memory that has been forgotten. In this contemporary age it is almost ancient to think a nation could be connected simply via a set of metal tracks, yet this poetic nationalism is alluring. I believe it is pivotal to confront the sentiments associated with the landscape as well as passenger’s life stories—in short the perceptions and questions of Canadian Culture.”  -Lindsey Bond

In 2008, Lindsey graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design completing her BFA in Photographic Arts. She was awarded a project grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts in 2009. Lindsey’s work has been exhibited in Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; Soréde, France and Edinburgh, Scotland.

© Lindsey Bond 2009

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