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A Bed. A Flow. A Band.

Bilodeau, Alex (2023) A Bed. A Flow. A Band. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Bilodeau, Alex

A Bed. A Flow. A Band. is a research-creation project that explores a multigenerational practice that my family calls aller aux roches; picking and archiving rocks as works of art. Using decolonial qualitative research methods (Tuck, McKenzie, McCoy, Goeman, Kitchin), it creates a dialogue between this intergenerational practice and my settler- colonial French-Canadian ancestry spanning 13 generations (1650) marked by land exploitation. By examining my family’s rock-picking tradition, A Bed. A Flow. A Band. explores my French-Canadian settler identity and genealogy, my family’s connection to exploitation and extraction, and challenges settler-colonial methods of archiving. The thesis exhibition employs experimental techniques and research such as genealogy, documentation, installation, poetry, archiving, mapmaking, data visualization, animation, illustration, music and photography, incorporating them into interdisciplinary works that aim to question, explore and transform a multigenerational tradition into a land-conscious practice that can be passed on to the next generation.

Date: December 2023
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2024 19:08
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2024 19:08
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4184

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