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Directions
Artist 2a - Longfellow Memorial, Grand Pre 1. Hwy 101 exit 10
2. West towards Wolfville
3. Right onto Grand Pré Rd
4. West side of Grand Pre Rd, on the dykeland side of the park 2b - Planters Cairn, Starr's Point
1. Hwy 101 exit 11
2. North onto Greenwich Connector
3. Right on Starr’s Point Rd
4. Right on Starr’s Point Loop
5. Planters Cairn Monument on left N 45 06.136 W 064 22.924
2c - French Cross, Morden
1. Hwy 101 exit 16 2. North onto Victoria Rd
3. Left onto NS-221 W, 3.0 km
4. Right onto Morden Rd/Hwy 361, 8.2 km
5. Left onto French Cross Rd
2a - Counter Monument: Longfellow Memorial, Grand Pre
2b - Counter Monument: Planters Cairn, Starr's Point
2c - Counter Monument: French Cross, Morden At each location we installed a tourist type interpretive information plaque like the ones you see all around Nova Scotia. On each sign we placed a text as a counter-point to the text on the commemorative monument nearby. Our texts are quotes selected from professional academic/historians' writings and other documents. The intention of our counterpoint signs is to initiate a discussion regarding the suitability of existing memorials to mark the complex history surrounding the Expulsion of the Acadians. We hope to raise the possibility of creating and building monuments that more thoughtfully, accurately, and poignantly represent and memorialize the historical events preceding, during, and following The Expulsion of the Acadians/ Le Grand Dérangement. In contemporary sculpture there is a genre called counter-monuments. Such art works aim at better remembering and questioning complex historical events than the bronze plaques and historical figures we see in Nova Scotia. For instance, artists create proposals to transform older monuments in order to better capture and represent developments in our understanding of history and ideas. Some particularly interesting artworks installed in Germany memorialize the Holocaust. They include Peter Eisenman's Memorial to The Murdered Jews of Europe, Micha Ullman's The Empty Library, a Memorial for the Nazi book burning, and Jacob and Rachel Gertz's Monument to Fascism. (see http://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/issues/9/memory-and-counter-memory). Other works addressing the futility and destruction of war includes the artwork of Kryzstof Wodizcko (see https://vimeo.com/53446621). Our artworks are part of this fascinating tradition.
Kim Morgan and Bruce Anderson Kim Morgan is a visual artist working in installation and new forms of public art. Her work explores the impact of technology on people’s perceptions of time, space, and the body, and the shifting boundaries between the private and the public. She has exhibited in galleries such as Mass MoCA, Artpace San Antonio, John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NYC, St. Paul's Gallery, New Zealand, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery, and in public spaces - the Regina Transit System, and the Vancouver Olympics 2010. Awards include the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award 2012, Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grants, and a co-recipient SSHRC (Social Science Humanities and Research Council) Research and Creation Grant. Morgan is an Associate Professor at the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design University in Halifax, Canada where she teaches, sculpture, installation, and public art. Dr. Bruce Anderson has a BFA from NSCAD University. He has shown work at the Craig Gallery, Anna Leonowen’s Gallery, the Khyber, and Public Art Interventions at Citadel Hill (Nocturne 2011), the Sobey Building. Saint Mary’s University. He is a Professor at Saint Mary’s University where he teaches Business Law. His published writings focus on Legal Theory and Legal Reasoning.