Isabelle Pauwels

Photography by the Principal Agronomist, Mwenga Territory, circa 1958. Pencil Edits by his Wife. Scanned and Re-arranged by his Granddaughter, Vancouver, 2009

2009
Linked together thematically rather than formally, the photographs in this series add a further archaeological element to the video W.E.S.T.E.R.N. Created by Pauwels using historical images taken or collected by her grandfather, the prints are displayed as objects of evidence, snippets and fragments that both help us make sense of, and further complicate, the video projection. As still images, they allow space and time to ponder the events on the screen while also evoking the sensation of digging through a box of memorabilia and stumbling upon something unexpected, unnerving or altogether surreal.
Title
Photography by the Principal Agronomist, Mwenga Territory, circa 1958. Pencil Edits by his Wife. Scanned and Re-arranged by his Granddaughter, Vancouver, 2009
Date
2009
Medium
Photograph
Materials
chromogenic print, mounted
Dimensions
image: 71.7 x 91.4 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2012 with the Joy Thomson Fund for the Acquisition of Art by Young Canadian Artists, National Gallery of Canada Foundation
Accession number
45622.9