Fallow = La Friche : Unsettling Eastern Ontario

Ross, Jamie. Fallow = La Friche : Unsettling Eastern Ontario. s.l.: Jamie Ross, 2012.

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Abstract (English)

"By the end of the 1800s, the region”s old growth forests had all been logged. And in an area that was since kept deforested by agriculture, farms have been abandoned for the last century, and continues to be. Ross documents the (re)emergent cultures of the area by giving voice to its people, animate and inanimate, a polyphonic throng of voices, often in song. Queer male sexuality finds a sanctuary among the trees, among the supernatural denizens: the loup-garou, memengweshiinhyag, sìthean. Songs and speech in the indigenous languages of the territory as well as colonial tongues represent the continued reality of these cultural communities. Audio artifacts give agency to non-humans too, recordings of flowing sap, running airplane and automobile motor. The artist traces an anti-colonial history of place from invasion and deforestation through to the contemporary abandonment and return of the diverse biotic community. The forests were there before the farms, and now they return." -- Artist's website.

Types: Audio, visual, multimedia
All Contributors: Ross, Jamie (Author)
Dossier: 410 - ROSS, JAMIE
Location: Réserve des formats numériques et documents audiovisuels
Collation: 1 DVD (15 min, 33 s) + 1 protective case
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: s.l.: Jamie Ross
Artists: Ross, Jamie
Keywords: HISTORY; GEOGRAPHY; WILDERNESS; FOREST; DOCUMENTARY
Copyright Statement: Jamie Ross
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Deposited by: Artexte Cataloguer
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 22:17
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 18:00
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/24117
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