'Lucy Raven: Demolition of a Wall (Album 1)' at Remai Modern, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
25 October 2023
From 18 November, Remai Modern presents the Canadian premiere of artist Lucy Raven’s acclaimed moving image installation Demolition of a Wall (Album 1) (2022).
Raven’s practice centres on both the form and mechanics of film, photography and video and on historic and contemporary representations of the American West. Filmed at an explosives range in New Mexico used by private ammunition companies and the American Departments of Defence and Energy, Demolition of a Wall (Album 1) presents the violent movement and impacts of pressure-blast shockwaves as they radiate outward following an explosion. While this piece is set in the Southwestern United States, it connects with related local histories and practices such as the firearms ballistic testing program being developed in Saskatchewan and the presence of Camp Dundurn, a Canadian Forces facility located 40 km south of Saskatoon, being built on the site of a traditional camping grounds for Métis hunters.
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