Empire Symbol, or a Man and his Mule / Bambitchell / video / 2015

Empire Symbol, Or A Man and his Mule, traces the journey of a Canadian veterinarian who was responsible for transporting mules from New York to Karachi, India during WWII. Employing his diary entries, Bambitchell unearth both the psychic life of The Vet, as well the histories of Canadian Militarism that are embedded within mundane processes of global trade and transport.

This project is was commissioned by the Department of Global Studies and the Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Canadian Network for Psychoanalysis.

Read Leila Timmins, Head of Exhibitions at Gallery44 interview the artists HERE

Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid