TOXIC (Yellow River)

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  • TOXIC (Yellow River)

  • Artist: Peter Courtemanche
  • Artist: Western Front
  • Year: 1996
  • Duration: 5:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Experimental montage; produced at the Western Front. This video works with
    the topic of environmental poisons by depicting a transformation of the
    environment into a world of visually beautiful toxic sites. Using the river
    as a metaphor, the contamination flows from the tail of a glacier down to
    the urban garbage dump at the mouth of the river. The images are a
    composite of photo-stills: some from journals from the late 70 s and early
    80 s, and others taken at locations in B.C. and Albert, from the mountains
    around Lake Louise to the beaches at Tofino.

  • Accession #: 2297
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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