The Wanderer walks repeatedly in a line following the National Historic Lachine Canal, a significant historical, industrial, cultural and recreational river route carved into the land, while collecting and carrying waste that was encountered along the way. Garbage is a collection of neglected fragments which mark a past that is visible in the present. The contemplative acts of collecting, transporting and wandering highlight the cyclical layers that mark repeated experiences over time.
This video is part of the ‘Wanderer: (re)Marking | Le flâneur : (re)marquer’ project that took place on, in and around the Lachine Canal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The project was curated by Véronique Leblanc as part of a commissioned project by Partners in Art for the project LandMarks2017/Repères2017, a pan-Canadian event recognizing Canada’s 150th anniversary.