Water Conversations - Alberta 2015

Locations: Lake Miniwanka, Banff National Park ( 51°50’0” N, 115°55’00” W) and Lafarge Exshaw cement factory ( 51°3’39”N, 115°10’19”W) outside Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Water Conversations - Alberta was a performative walk with sculpture devised to call attention to the complex contradictions that exist in the beautiful wilderness of Western Canada, where fossil fuel extraction impacts local water bodies and global climate change. Macleod carried a portable sculpture from recycled rubber and aluminium as a counter-monument through troubled landscapes.

Documentation of the performative walk was in collaboration with film-makerDavid Bickerstaff and photographer Alex Bishop-Thorpe.

Video and colour photographs: David Bickerstaff: www.atomictv.com

Digitalized B & W medium format photographs: Alex Bishop-Thorpe: www.alexbishopthorpe.com

From residency at the Banff Centre, Alberta Canada. This body of work was made possible through the Jim Dining and Evelyn Main Endowed Scholarship for Visual Arts and Artist Bursary, Leitrim Arts Office, Ireland.