In the summer of 2017, artists Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas set out to interpret the UNESCO-designated Fundy Biosphere. Working in reference to the historical Apollo 11 moon landing, and seeing parallels with extraterrestrial landscapes, LeBlanc and Dugas adopted the personae of astronauts to consider the relevance and beauty of their home planet from a different perspective. Over the course of three years, LeBlanc and Dugas chronicled their exploration of this coastal area with recorded images, sound and notes. Fundy presents this material in a video-installation, accompanied by found objects, props, photographs, and other documentation. For more information about the creation of Fundy, visit fundy.basicbruegel.com.
Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas: Fundy
November 13, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Artist: Daniel H. Dugas, Valerie LeBlanc
Curator: Laura Ritchie
About the Artists
Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas have worked collaboratively on media projects, performances, and writing since 1990. They also continue to carry out individual creative projects. While the range of their individual works varies according to social, economic and philosophical concerns, their collaborations often carry an ecological focus. The two have exhibited and presented widely throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.
The artists would like to thank all of the organizations and individuals that helped make this project possible, including artsnb; the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; Webcore Labs Inc.; Maritime Window Film Specialists; and Acme Sign and Graphics.