Ghost Canoe (Fight or Fight)

photo credits: Toni Hafkenscheid, Susan Drysdale

Ghost Canoe (Fight or Fight)

2013

commissioned public work


Commissioned public site-specific installation for sunken reflecting pond at Massey Hall in Toronto. Part of Romancing The Anthropocene, Nuit Blanche Toronto, 2013. Curators: Crystal Mowry and Ivan Jurakic.



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