Oxidize / Digitized Super8mm Film / 2013

“You are going to project your own manufacture in public space, and when you do, it will be seen.” - Mike Hoolboom

Oxidize is a digitzed 3Channel Super8mm film with live audio performance that speaks to the ways that imperialism circulates within Canada. An extension of a 3 act performance titled The Queen’s Punishment, exhibited at Access Gallery in Vancouver (October 2012), Oxidize extends Bamboat’s concept of Canada’s imperial and settler history by (re) enacting labour, consumption and the reproduction of colonial acts. Employing the now defunct 1cent Canadian penny, Bamboat performs producer & re-producer of image and colonial history in Canada.