Pathways of Home; A Reflection of Selkirk
Commissioned by Theatre Projects Manitoba
Pathways of Home; A Reflection of Selkirk (2021) uses Manitoba clay to reclaim the banks of the Red River, endeavoring to build a direct connection to the land through physical contact. Tempered glass is used as a medium to invite contemplation through an imagined space of ancestral pathways sandblasted into the pane of the commercialized material sitting upon a coated metal frame. The industrialized materials used provide a stark contrast of emptiness and feelings of loss to a space that once would have been a connecting point between water and land and all creatures that inhabited it. Pollock invited the public to explore these connections of home and to the land and water through creating their own paths using the clay provided.
Site-specific installation with etched glass, metal, clay, cornstarch and participatory actions.
Was on display from Sept 25th - 29th
Special thanks to:
Richard Barr, Lorna Barr, Jennie O’Keefe, Yvonne Chartrand, Jules Chartrand, Ruth Christy, Chris Kaleta, Sam Alder, Nick Rees, Julie York, Fraser Stewart, Rob Sarginson, Protek Surface Technologies, MPD Glass & Vinyl Graphics, and the City of Selkirk
Exhibited was a new, derived work produced by Theatre Projects Manitoba with referenced information provided by 2001 Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Manitoba, as represented by the Minister of Conservation. All rights reserved. Retrieved from: https://mli2.gov.mb.ca/municipalities/pdf/St%20Andrews.pdf R.M. Of St.Andrews, Jan 2015 L.L.R.R. Winnipeg, Geographic & Records Management Section Highway Planning and Design Branch Infrastructure, Province Of Manitoba. Additionally, the information sourced was indirectly provided by the ancestors of this land; the Treaty 1 and Métis peoples. Pollock is grateful to the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples for their traditional stewardship of this land.
Image: Preparing glass for sandblasting