The Haus Project: Einwanderin
PROJECT UPDATE: Thank you to the so many people who came out to see the project! I plan to open it again to the public for a day in September and/or October for those who weren't able to make it out. Thank you all again!
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.
This work will be open to the public for two weekends: August 10 & 11 and August 17 & 18, from 10-4 all days.
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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