Lockport Wave is an ongoing project featuring a video and text work that attempts to transcend loss of history and the decay of my hometown. The piece is a research project sparked from the closing of the Kenosewun Visitor Centre and Museum, that hosted important information about the animals, land and river and its long history stemming back thousands of years. The town is at risk of becoming a ghost town with other businesses, a church, and waterslide closing. With the absence or removal of physical history, opens the opportunity to rewrite it. This project is both personal and observational, interchanging between personal narrative and known history of a place.
Important to this project is the idea of display within the confines of the museum, and how display describes a story or history assembled in fragments, its parts intending to equal a whole, and the connections a viewer must make in order to complete the story within our minds.
Work created during Plug In ICA's Summer Institute lead by faculty Chris Kraus and guest faculty Natasha Stagg and Robert Dewhurst. Featuring artists: Kristina Banera, Fabiola Carranza, Maegan Hill-Carroll, Daniel Colussi, Roewan Crowe, Erica Eyres, Esmé Hogeveen, Letch Kinloch, Soyoung Kwon, Chloë Lum, Kegan McFadden, Ralph Pritchard, Jasmine Reimer, Jaquelyn Ross, and Faith Wilson.