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pixelgrain :: mapping transition in the canadian prairies

By Rhizome


Year Zero One is pleased to present pixelgrain - a web project by artists Michael Alstad + Leah Lazariuk. pixelgrain is an online repository of documents and ideas linked to the fading symbol of the Canadian prairie grain elevator. By systematically documenting and mapping these disappearing structures, and interviewing people associated with them, the artists portray a parallel rural community in the midst of transition. pixelgrain also functions as a web portal that utilises Geographic Information Systems and thematic online networks to create a participatory collaborative document that will evolve and grow over time.

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