An Objective Odyssey / Bambitchell / Participatory Installation / 2014
“Look, there's no sense pretending history is a goddamn Homeric odyssey” – Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna.
An Objective Odyssey is a site-specific installation by Bambitchell on frozen Lake Nipissing for the Ice Follies Festival using found objects that were historically traded across the water. Employing the style of a contemporary detective fiction, revealing mysterious clues along the way, An Objective Odyssey makes use of these objects in order to playfully interrogate the history of trade and colonization through the waterways of Northern Ontario. This project was commissioned by White Water Gallery in North Bay for the Ice Follies Festival, February 2014.