August 13 to September 18, 2009

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada


kelly05Stephen Kelly | Opening Tuning

ODD Gallery Installation
August 14 – September 18, 2009
Artist talks and Reception:  Thursday, August 13, 7 PM


VickerdSatellite05Brandon Vickerd | Northern Satellite

Outdoor Site-specific Installation: Dike Park
August 14 – September 18, 2009
Artist talks and Reception:  Thursday, August 13, 7 PM


fletcher02Harrell Fletcher
Lecture Hike: Participatory Walking Tour of Dawson

Sunday, August 16, 1 PM starting at the ODD Gallery


JRandolphJeanne Randolph | My Manufactured Life

Public Lecture / Post-exhibition essay
Friday, August 14, 8 PM in the Oddfellows Ballroom




The Natural & The Manufactured 2009 consists of two exhibition projects,  a participatory community action project , and a public lecture and commissioned essay which, among other things, are linked by the thematic rubric of the “mediated landscape,” the ways in which technology and mapping underscore our relationship to the land, as well as the ways in which our own  subjectivity, social structures and sense of community are impacted.

Working through the KIAC Artist in Residence program, artists Stephen Kelly (Halifax, NS) and Brandon  Vickerd (Toronto, ON) will be living and working in the Macaulay House to develop their individual installations in the weeks leading up to the launch of this project. Joining the duo is writer and theorist Dr. Jeanne Randolph (Winnipeg, MB), who will be traveling to Dawson City to undertake a public lecture and begin writing a response to the project, which will be published after the opening, and artist Harrell Fletcher (Portland, OR) who will be leading a participatory lecture-walk throughout Dawson City.

Through the exhibitions, actions, artist talks, essays and lecture, The Natural & The Manufactured 2009 will engage artists and audiences in a re-examination of the various cultural and economic values imposed on the environment, while exploring alternative political, social, economic and aesthetic agendas and strategies towards a re-interpretation of the regional landscape and social infrastructure.


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