Driving the Ceremonial Landscape (Gallery 101, 1996) is a tiny booklet of critical essays that study Canadian federalism and monuments, architecture and public space in Ottawa. The publication, edited by Timothy Dallett, is an extension and amplification of the exhibition of the same title that featured the work of artists Patricia Homonylo, Mike Hoolboom, Andrew Hunter/Simon Levin, Marc Léger, Teresa Marshall, Sight/Site/Cite Artists’ Collective, Lisa Thomas and Eric Walker. Driving the Ceremonial Landscape was on display in Gallery 101 in 1995. The contributions in this publication are by Simon Levin, Marcus Miller, Nancy Shaw, Rob Shields, Benjamin Gianni, Marc James Léger, Nan Griffiths, and Ian Carr-Harris.
The project’s focus on Ottawa’s ‘ceremonial landscape’ of parkways, statuary and chateau-style buildings stems from the proposition that, as spatial types, they are exemplary illustrations of how political and cultural forces are embedded in and find expression through particular sites.
— Timothy Dallett, Introduction, Driving the Ceremonial Landscape, p. vi
The copy in our stock is in good condition except for the few stains and other smallish signs of use on the covers.