End to End

Intervention, performance, drawings and photographs
Bruce Trail (Niagara Falls–Tobermory) and Toronto, 2005

Over ten weeks, I hiked the Bruce Trail from end to end with field biologist Kim Watson, camping along the way. The project was conceived as an artistic intervention and creative research project we designed as a directed study in York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies where we were both students. Our research was primarily experiential and examined our states of being as an artistic process in relationship with the ecology and environment of the Bruce Trail.

We created a zine, 'End to End', about our practical experience as well as a single edition artists’ book with photos, maps, writing and drawings. Post-hike we held two performance events- one on York's campus and the other in Dufferin Grove Park in Toronto. At each event we set up our campsite, served dehydrated and wild harvested food that we ate on the trail, handed out zines and shared stories of survival.

Images: Christina Kingsbury and Kim Watson