AMAZONS OF THE NORTH: JAMES BAY REVISITED

September 30, 1995 - December 22, 1995
CCS Bard Galleries

This exhibition by artist Rainer Wittenborn in collaboration with writer Claus Biegert explored the impact of the massive James Bay hydroelectric power project on Cree Indian lands in northern Quebec. Since 1981 Wittenborn and Biegert have worked with the region’s Cree Indians to chronicle the effects of extensive damming of rivers on the James Bay environment and the impact of the power project on the traditional culture of the indigenous people. “Amazon of the North: James Bay Revisited” consists of photographs, texts, artifacts, drawings, maps, paintings, and a video installation that visually deals with the issues raised by the project ten years after the forest clearing and flooding.

(organized by the Goethe Institute)

 


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