PILGRIMAGE FOR CALGARY
Survey, Installation and Public Tours 2006
--> phase 1:
survey, photographs, office installation with map and projections
--> phase 2:
performance with rituals, sound, snacks, gestures
Stories, thoughts, memory, history becomes a kind of public field which has influence on us. The PILGRIMAGE FOR CALGARY is the result of a questionnaire among inhabitants about legends, rumours and personal experiences in connection with a performance at concrete locations in the city. The place gets examined in terms of power relationships, space structures, image production and forms of urban appropriation.
Building upon the traditional, religious form of the Pilgrimage involving a journey with several stations, this one is combined with an oversized wall-map-installation and a guided art-tour. The different locations play together and create a new choreography of the city. At each location a specific view or theory on the city is presented and a small and precise action is performed.
The project deals with aspects, images and moments that are characteristic for the place. The aim is to come closer to the subconscious and collective knowledge of the city and to draw an unofficial portrait of the city as an interpretation from an outsider.
--> Marc Clintberg: PILGRIMAGE FOR CALGARY
--> Hugh Graham: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF CALGARY?
Hosted by: TNG The New Gallery, Calgary
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation of the Arts, Calgary Region Arts Foundation