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Ice Fishing

Jordan Bennett
Dates:  Oct 22nd – 31st, 2014
Reception: Friday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30
Artist talk: October 24, 6:30 pm


Recently named the BMO Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Jordan Bennett has shown his multidisciplinary work in Australia and New York, and in major galleries all over Canada. For this project, Bennett returns to his hometown – Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland – to reconnect with his Mi’kmaq heritage and build an ice fishing shack with his father. At a time when Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation is re-examing itself under its recently acquired legal status, Bennett highlights the connection between traditional skills and personal strength, using an experience of familial bonding to retrieve distant memories from both his personal and cultural past.

For Ice Fishing, material collected from this trip is reconfigured into an interactive installation where virtual ice fishing holes, immersive audio, video, programmatic animation and photography turn an urban gallery floor into a rich fishing ground for story and reflection on time-honoured customs.

Accessibility Notice: Parts of this exhibition have limited accessibility due to the nature of the ice fishing shack.

Friday, October 24, 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
October 24, 6:30 P.M.

To complement the main Ice Fishing installation at Trinity Square Video a satellite video installation featuring a short video – Live – will be on display in the atrium of the
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Main lobby
350 King Street West