MAP: Witness / Document / Collect

In conjunction with Map: Make Art Place, the Comox Valley Art Gallery invites documentation from artists, writers, collectives and groups, which explores variations on mapping practice and visual interpretations of place.  The project begins with a visual dialogue in relation to understandings of the Comox Valley, First Nations Territory and satellite artistic research locations where interconnected projects are taking place. The large scale maps, made directly on the walls of the community space, identify the locations, boundaries, migration behaviours and pathways of mapped experience and terrain being explored through this thematic intersection.  Documentation as a form of witness practice, comprised of images, texts, symbols and objects is embedded in the space in relation to the paths and places identified by the maps articulated on the walls. This accumulative community MAP project will expand over the course of the exhibition.

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