Ruth Beer, Kit Grauer, Tomas Borsa, and Jean Philippe Marquis
Raglan Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Raglan Street Gallery Blog
Current and planned oil pipelines that trace routes through the northern parts of Western Canada restrictively and reductively follow an economic path that fuels our dependency based on commodification and consumption. But the land that coexists alongside the market-based logic of these pipelines is marbled with a richer political and cultural map that demands to be surveyed. The exhibition Trading Routes: Mapping Man/u/fractured Landscapes, hosted by Raglan Street Gallery in Melbourne, Australia incorporates sculptures, videos, projections and photographs that counter-map the landscape. It offers artistic voices and visions of diverse perspectives of a geography disturbed and disrupted by pipeline economies.