Passages

 

100 carved, charred wooden boats, filled with earth from 100 sites upstream from Calgary to the Bow river's headwaters at Bow glacier, released into the Bow  River in south Calgary by 100 participants. 3 prints were made of each boat, 1 for each  participant, 1 for the City of Calgary and 1 for the artist.  Each boat was branded with PVT-PASSAGES.CA Found boats could be kept or released.  Stories of findings on website. 


 

Bow River Celebration, City of Calgary.

2010

ready
ready

photo credit: Alex Taylor

letting go
letting go

photo credit: Alex Taylor

Boat Drop
Boat Drop

100 people dropping hand carved boats into Bow River

Boat Drop
Boat Drop

100 hand carved boats hitting water in Bow River

flotilla
flotilla

photo credit: Alex Taylor

floating
floating

photo credit: Alex Taylor

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Did you find a boat?

We'd love to hear your story!  Please write to us at info@tiesenhausen.net and if you are interested we will post it on the website.  Click on Project Description and Stories to get a further description of the project from the City of Calgary website, and some of the stories that have been sent in.