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The Final Frontier: Colton Hash @ the fifty fifty arts collective Sep 21 2017

Thu. September 21st - Sun. October 8th the fifty fifty arts collective 2516 Douglas (just north of bay st.)
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Opening: :TODAY! Thursday 21st September 2017
Thursday, September 21st at 7pm

For centuries the Arctic has remained untapped as a petroleum frontier. As economic and diplomatic relations have deteriorated, development of the vast resource basins in the Arctic has intensified.

The Final Frontier is a multimedia installation presenting a future of increased militarization and industrialization in the Arctic. This body of work is installed in two separate spaces, a dark room containing two HD video projections with ambient sound, and a separate wall with prints of digital image compositions leading into the projection space. The Final Frontier is an experimental installation to represent a scenario that is on the precipice of becoming reality.

As an installation, The Final Frontier presents simple background elements of industrial structures that define the context of a potential future. This project leaves viewers to contemplate the presence of oil tankers and military vessels in the Arctic Ocean, the world’s final undeveloped petroleum frontier.

The content of The Final Frontier shows an absence of human life and culture, only relationships between marine vessels are present. Oil tankers may be seen as a literal manifestation of economic power and exchanges between importing and exporting nations. Military vessels can be similarly seen as representations of state power, present where there are strategic interests to protect, as well as claimed borders to maintain. In the future proposed by this installation, it is assumed that these elements of our world have dramatically increased and dominate what remains of political and economic interactions.

The footage and images of ocean vessels used as source material for this project were captured locally in Esquimalt and Port Angeles. This fictitious representation of oil tankers and military vessels in the Arctic presents a removed context, which subverts local biases of connection to the Salish Sea, where these elements currently exist in abundance.

Thursday Sep. 21st

Opening: Thursday, September 21st at 7pm

The Final Frontier: Colton Hash @ the fifty fifty arts collective Sep 21 2017

Show Runs: Thursday Sep. 21st until Sun. October 8th

Friday Sep. 22nd

The Salt Spring National Art Prize Calendar of Events @ Various Venues on Salt Spring Island Sep 22 2017

@  Various Venues on Salt Spring Island Salt Spring Island BC
Show Runs: Friday Sep. 22nd until Sun. October 22nd

Friday Sep. 22nd

Reflections of Shakespeare @ Metropolis Photo Gallery 102 - 864 Pembroke St Sep 22 2017

@  Metropolis Photo Gallery 102 - 864 Pembroke St
Show Runs: Friday Sep. 22nd until Sun. September 24th

Saturday Sep. 23rd

An Exhibition of New Paintings: Robert Savignac @ West End Gallery Sep 23 2017

Show Runs: Saturday Sep. 23rd until Thu. October 5th

Saturday Oct. 7th

An Exhibition of New Paintings: Joanne Gauthier @ West End Gallery Oct 7 2017

Show Runs: Saturday Oct. 7th until Thu. October 19th

Friday Oct. 13th

Opening: Friday, October 13th at 7pm

matters of duration: Kemi Craig @ the fifty fifty arts collective Oct 13 2017

Show Runs: Friday Oct. 13th until Sun. November 5th

Saturday Oct. 21st

Colours of Canada: Rod Charlesworth @ West End Gallery Oct 21 2017

Show Runs: Saturday Oct. 21st until Thu. November 2nd

Saturday Nov. 18th

An Exhibition of New Paintings: Steven Armstrong @ West End Gallery Nov 18 2017

Show Runs: Saturday Nov. 18th until Thu. November 30th