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The Haus Project: Einwanderin

PROJECT UPDATE: The Haus will be open to the public for one more afternoon on Saturday, September 21 from 12 - 4pm. The haus will not be available for private viewings, due to deterioration. 

 

Begun in October 2018, The Haus Project (Einwanderin) is a site specific installation located outside of Nokomis, SK.   This project was undertaken as part of a CARFAC Sask mentorhsip with Heather Benning, and is an extension of my smaller, sculptural pratice.  

 

This project explores German-Canadian identity and history in post-WWII Canada and the liminal nature of cultural identity. It is an in-between space that is neither prairie nor forest, real nor mythical, safe nor dangerous, and neither German nor Canadian – a space that is stuck in between identities using lasercut sculpture, large scale papercuts, and re configuring the interior of the house.  This immersive work allows the viewer to walk through a farmhouse kitchen, through the Black Forests, and to explore for themselves the complicated nature of German identity in the context of Canada after the Second World War. 

 

 

DIRECTIONS - directional signs will be placed to assist you!

 

IF YOU ARE FROM THE AREA

 

1.  Take the first right after Tom Shield's old farm.

 

2.  Turn into the last farmstead before the railway tracks.

 

 

IF YOU ARE FROM OUT OF TOWN

 

1.  You will  take Highway 22  to Nokomis.  You will turn east on the grid 744 past the Nokomis Brewery (your first right after the railway tracks if you are coming from Regina.  If coming from the north, you'll take the highway through town, and continue straight onto the grid road).   A giant sign will be out to help you!

 

2.  Drive three miles east, then turn right (again, there will be a sign) and drive south.

 

3.  You will drive past two farmyards.  Turn left into the third one, which will be the last one before a railway crossing.  Again, a sign will be there to help you!

 

 

 

This project has been supported by CARFAC Sask, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and Stockdale Electric Motor Corp.  Special thank you to Brian and Rita Bart for allowing me to use this farmhouse for the project!

 

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