The Forest of No Return

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The historical town of Bear Creek is situated approximately 12 km outside of Dawson City and was the former company town for Yukon Consolidated Gold Corporation (YCGC). It has been abandoned since the mid-1960s and is now maintained by Parks Canada as a National Historic Site. Many of the YCGC residential buildings have been transported from their original site  to Dawson City.
In her outdoor installation The Forest of No Return / The Homecoming, Sarah Fuller , integrated five YCGC buildings into sites related to their former place of residence via large-scale photographic prints on linen. The prints were manipulated using theatre techniques once used by Daguerre in the Paris Diorama in the mid 1850s, and saw the houses shift from dusk to night. This created a sense of home in the structures, as well as a visual play on memory, ghosts and history.
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8 Responses to The Forest of No Return

  1. tamhashim says:

    Amazing…great post.

  2. It’s true, these images really relate a fantastic perception of haunting, memory and/or dreaming. Cool eerie.

  3. clinock says:

    Brilliant installation concept and stunning photography…haunting…

  4. Wow .. Took me a focused second look to see what it was all about … I thought it was real structures but going by your posts and exceptional “wonder factor” I went back to carefully see what it really was … Nice !

  5. Maria says:

    These are really cool! It makes me want to see them in person!!

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