A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme for February 1st is Tired.
Something got placed into Confederation Park back in December for a few weeks, recently removed with preparations now underway for Winterlude. Territories is a collaborative work, a metal cube that was placed here. Olivier Roberge came up with the concept and worked on it with Vincent Roy and Mathieu Fecteau, incorporating travel photographs from various photographers. This is what it looked like from the outside, both in day and at night when the tiny specks on its surface were lit up from within.
Within were three scale models of mountainous, snowy environments, with the contrast of those travel photographs of tropical locations placed in various spots as if they're billboards. The concept examined the paradoxes of our Canadian relationship with the weather- we might engage in cold weather conditions like a sleigh ride, a mountain climb, or skating above a frozen waterfall, but we dream of tropical getaways. Well, some of us. My idea of a vacation does not include beaches, margaritas, and suntans.
I mentioned mountain climbing. This close up of the second model seen in the following shot features four climbers making an ascent along the left side. What I didn't notice when I took the first two shots was something further up and on the right side of the couloir, watching the climbers: a mountain lion.
This is the last of the three model sets, which includes skaters on a frozen pond above a frozen waterfall, with a horse drawn sleigh down at the bottom of the hill.