Boyer reflects on her family’s displacement from the Souris Valley (now McDonald Lake) by way of the construction of the Rafferty Dam in 1988. In the two-channel video installation, Boyer canoes out to the original location of her family’s farm and the Souris Valley Métis community, now submerged at the bottom of the lake, and in a playful and contemplative gesture, swims the site. Opposite, the second video shifts between the structure of the Rafferty Dam, the barn swallows who now call it home, and the other side of the valley, juxtaposing the starkly different worlds.

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  • Video Pool Media Arts Centre