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An Expedition

Sam Cotter and Fraser McCallum

January 30, 2014 -

Essay by Exhibition Essay

January 30th to February 22nd, 2014

Artists Involved:
Sam Cotter and Fraser McCallum

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An Expedition is drawn from traditions of anthropology, exploration and field study, to re-evaluate the urban landscape in the spirit of a 19th century expedition. The work is set at the Leslie Street Spit, a dumping ground for construction and demolition waste on the edge of Lake Ontario, where the ruins of Toronto are made manifest in a bleak and dangerous setting. In An Expedition Cotter and McCallum cast themselves as 19th century explorers setting foot in this strange landscape, and analyzing it through scientific experiments and field studies.

This project was produced with support from the Ontario Arts Council.
Xpace Cultural Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council.