Public Art Walk: Aftermath

What follows in the days after a disaster? Come for a drift with NiS+TS through the Halifax landscape of the Explosion, exploring some of the sites and the events that followed immediately after the disaster. The route includes ghostly locations such as the Orphanage, the Cotton Mill, and the morgue at the Chebucto School.


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starting at Veith House, 3115 Veith Street, Halifax.



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This is one of many events in the series:

Walking the Debris Field: Public Geographies of the Halifax Explosion
Narratives in Space + Time Society

The Halifax Explosion reverberates as a definitive historic moment around which themes of destruction, reconstruction, urbanism, and community continue to circulate. From 2014 through 2017, as the centenary of the Explosion approaches, Narratives in Space + Time Society (NiS+TS) has presented a number of public walking events designed to explore the ways in which the disaster, the ensuing relief efforts, and the reconstruction continue to shape the diverse experiences and understandings of this city.

Founded in 2012 and based in Halifax and Dartmouth, NiS+TS is an interdisciplinary creative research group that promotes walking and the use of mobile media by artists and members of the public. The group’s projects are situated in spaces that are often overlooked, disused, or vacant. Participants use walking, talking, and making objects in combination with technologies such as GPS, smartphones, and mobility tracking devices to conduct interactive explorations of locations and subjects.

Utilizing research methods such as psychogeography, an experiential approach to drifting through urban space devised by the French theorist Guy Debord, and creation models that emphasize interdisciplinary collaborations, the exhibition features new projects created by NiS+TS to mark the Halifax Explosion’s 100th commemoration.

During the course of the exhibition, the Dalhousie Art Gallery and NiS+TS will be presenting a number of events, which are free to the public.


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