Trench (2017)

A durational performance.

DATES:

May 23 – Saturday May 27, 2017

In researching the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Stimson was struck by trench warfare—the complexity of trench systems created, life and death within them, their visceral nature and physicality.

For five days straight Stimson will dig his own trench in the shape of Blackfoot war symbols. He will dig from sunrise to sunset using First World War manuals as his guide. Stimson will dig this trench on the Siksika Nation, close to his family home at 50o 50′ 3″ N 113o 4′ 22″ W; 880 elevation.

All are invited to visit, watch, or participate.

This performance is in conjunction with the exhibition War Stories 1917 on display in the Founders’ Gallery at the Military Museums, Calgary until August 27, 2017.

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