02.15.16 Michael D. McCormack: SIGNAL/FLOE

Come join us for the opening reception of SIGNAL/FLOE, a new site-responsive generation of Michael D. McCormack’s project STATION consisting of 36 ice sculptures, alongside a video projection in Renforth Cove, NB. Made up of images from the collection of Bert Cosman (McCormack’s Grandfather) during his time as an operator in the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line project near the Alaska/Yukon border in 1953, SIGNAL/FLOE brings together fragmented visual imagery from those who had first-hand experience working and living on the DEW Line. This installation also considers the relationships between technology, media and landscape, and the impact that temporary cold-war infrastructure had on the environment, and the people of Northern Canada.

The artist will be installing from February 7-12th. Visitors are welcome to swing by, ask questions about the work, and learn about the artistic process, and volunteer to help!

Artist Talk: Sunday, February 14th 4-5:30 PM at the Bill McGuire Centre

Join artist Michael D. McCormack for a presentation on his recently completed work STATION, and a reflection on the outcome of the installation SIGNAL/FLOE in Renforth Cove the previous evening. Michael will explain his creative process and visitors will be invited to present feedback, criticism, and ideas reflecting on his work. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

SIGNAL/FLOE is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and presented in partnership with the Town of Rothesay

Featured Image: Documentation of SIGNAL/FLOE by Michael D. McCormack, 2016