Marina Fathalla - Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes


An MFA thesis exhibition in the Interdisciplinary Master's of Art, Media and Design program.

 
DateMonday, March 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000

Email

mf13rm@student.ocadu.ca

Website

http://www.whippersnapper.ca/exhibitions/three-theses/

Location

Whippersnapper Gallery, 594B Dundas St. West

Marina Fathalla: Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes
March 28 - April 3
Opening Reception: Thursday March 31, 8-11pm

Un-registered Affects is an experimental project in search of alternative modalities of siting practices. It examines the un-registered, marginalized and ephemeral (flowering vs dormant vegetation, feelings, the passage of water) in the landscape. This meta-methodology views the land as an archive and archeological material.

Taking two peri-urban sites in Mississauga linked together by the Credit River, I engage in processes of archival mining and haptic history/geography. The Credit Indian Reserve (CIR) property line cuts through the site of my work titled "CIRiver." Merging distant and proximal histories, CIRiver places Aboriginal and ‘newcomer’ narratives into relation. Prior to development, the sites are under impending threat of erasure. The installation counters architectural clearing of place as a tabula rasa. I retain what escapes archival preservation via records of vegetation and topography to reconnect the body to the layered histories of land and location. 



Marina Fathalla - Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes
DateMonday, March 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000

Email

mf13rm@student.ocadu.ca

Website

http://www.whippersnapper.ca/exhibitions/three-theses/

Location

Whippersnapper Gallery, 594B Dundas St. West

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

Marina Fathalla: Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes
March 28 - April 3
Opening Reception: Thursday March 31, 8-11pm

Un-registered Affects is an experimental project in search of alternative modalities of siting practices. It examines the un-registered, marginalized and ephemeral (flowering vs dormant vegetation, feelings, the passage of water) in the landscape. This meta-methodology views the land as an archive and archeological material.

Taking two peri-urban sites in Mississauga linked together by the Credit River, I engage in processes of archival mining and haptic history/geography. The Credit Indian Reserve (CIR) property line cuts through the site of my work titled "CIRiver." Merging distant and proximal histories, CIRiver places Aboriginal and ‘newcomer’ narratives into relation. Prior to development, the sites are under impending threat of erasure. The installation counters architectural clearing of place as a tabula rasa. I retain what escapes archival preservation via records of vegetation and topography to reconnect the body to the layered histories of land and location. 

Venue & Address: 
Whippersnapper Gallery, 594B Dundas St. West
Website: 
http://www.whippersnapper.ca/exhibitions/three-theses/
Email: 
mf13rm@student.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000
Marina Fathalla - Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes
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