October 7th, 2023 – December 3rd, 2023

Noah Scheinman, Research Images: (left) Nuclear Power Station at Pickering, 8/3/1971, source: Toronto Star Archives; (right) Crossing the Marsh at Beachfront Park. Images courtesy the artist.

Expanding on his ongoing study of the toxic legacy of Canada’s post-nuclear landscape, Noah Scheinman has spent his time in the RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program exploring the landscape and histories of Durham Region. From the nuclear reactor complex in Pickering to General Motors in Oshawa, Scheinman’s work investigates the conceptual and ecological impacts of land development in the region as well as the energy regimes that have powered its symbols, spaces, and social life. HEAVY/WATER/MACHINE considers the intimacy people have with their environments and poses questions about the layers of contamination implicit in extractive and technoscientific enterprise.

The RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program is generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artist Project.

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