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Edward Poitras, Drawing a line for a souvenir

Edward Poitras, Drawing a line for a souvenir from the exhibition Marking Time. 2005

Structured around the concept of passing, marking, remembering and imaging time and its affect of the people and the land, Marking Time presents a complex interplay of resonating images and ideas.   Edward Poitras presents 2,000 pounds of glossy golden rope on varied sized spools.  The starting point for this piece was a rumour re-circulated on the web site of The Midland Historical Volunteers 1885. The website states that the rope used to hang Riel was sold by entrepreneurs in foot long lengths as souvenirs after his execution at the Mounted Police Barracks in Regina.

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