Rock Extraction, 2019. Wood, steel, fiberglass, rubber.
We live in a geographical region rich in mineral deposits from glacial times, in a town surrounded by gravel pits. Gravel trucks raddle the little house where we live, day and night. Fresh water springs are abundant in this area. The Credit River, among other bodies of water, is one of the last spawning grounds for the Brook Trout, a fresh water fish that is endangered. We live in a watershed; all the water runs through this gravel and gets purified. Instead, in recent years, the gravel is increasingly used for residential developments.
A boulder-shaped trailer has served as a mobile installation and prop for JuJe for several years, during performances such as Rock Extraction (2019). During this performance, the object was sacrificed to depict the absurdity and cannibalistic nature of Canadian extraction.