Community Partner: NSCAD Alumni Association
“The counter-monument exists within the trace of what was, while returning the site to grade.”—Angela Henderson
Site Repair is a counter-monument. The site repair is of a defunct monument dedicated to the surrounding historic architecture, which includes NSCAD’s Anna Leonowens Gallery. Reconstituting the stone into new paving setts, the monument is flattened into the ground. The transition from surrounding cobblestones interrupts the landscape. With the change felt underfoot, the counter-monument is made visible.
“Site Repair” is located in the Granville Mall in Downtown Halifax.
Exploring the built environment as a divided space between common good and private interest, Angela Henderson’s work is concerned with the conflicted role of architecture in the privatization and democratization of a city. Focusing on interstitial sites, her practice is situated in proximity to architecture. She’s interested in drawing and labour as provisional tools of production.