/STRIDE MAIN SPACE
MAIN LEVEL. 1004 MACLEOD TRAIL SE
JUNE 15 – JULY 27, 2012
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012 at 8PM
ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012, Time is tba
GHOSTOWN combines object-based work with installation, audio and video to recall and memorialize the internment of 22,000 persons of Japanese descent during the Second World War. Two hundred and twenty miniature tarpaper models in the installation refer to the cramped shacks hurriedly built by Japanese Canadian workers for their own incarceration.
Called “ghost-towns,” the camps had lasting effects on the internees and their descendants. This work comments on immigrant experiences and issues of human rights, displaced populations and racism, and is intended to provide a focus for remembrance made crucial as the event passes out of living recollection.
STEVEN NUNODA is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice centers on extended research projects dealing with questions of material-as-metaphor, culture, memory and visuality. His sculpture and installation work incorporates construction, digital imaging, text and time-based strategies. Nunoda is an Assistant Professor at the School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.