Sincrude Processing Plant, Fort McMurray, Alberta from louisa conrad on Vimeo.
In a diversion from goats, and caramels, and farming, and a rewind to a previous time of art and politics… I am incredibly humbled and proud to say my work from the Tar Sands in Alberta - the Last Arctic - is being included in a show at the Mendel Museum in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan & curated by Jen Budney. The work was first shown at Anthony Greaney in the spring of 2009 and reviewed in the Boston Globe and I kept an exhaustive blog on my research. Im thrilled to see it take on a new life and to have my photos in a show with Edward Burtynsky, who has always been an inspiration. I wish I could be there for the opening tonight to see what looks to be an incredible collection made in response to the petroleum industry.
Also. If you watch the video. That noise you hear - they are bird decoys, trying to scare off migrating birds from landing in those toxic tailing ponds.