proper desert

Doug Porter

2016, 06:44 minutes, colour, English


The Orillia Recreation Centre had been the venue for local amateur hockey and lacrosse games, figure skating and other public events for more than half a century. As it aged over the years, it was twice closed as “structurally unfit.” During the summer of 2014 it was finally demolished.

proper desert incorporates 204 still images displayed in rapid succession with a text that muses on the contemporary strategy of pursuing location through dislocation, stability through instability, creativity through destruction.

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