Hannah Claus | Hochelaga Rock
2016 | Digital photographic print, archival paper | 24 x 20" | Courtesy of the artist
Hochelaga Rock is a commemorative stone that is placed on McGill’s campus. It marks a historic moment when Jacques Cartier encountered the indigienious village and its people in 1535. Claus has research the term Hochelaga, which means different things for various North American indigenous nation. The holes mark variations and interpretation of this history.
Hannah Claus completed her undergraduate work at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1997 and obtained her Master’s of Fins Art from Concordia University in 2004. Her installations have been exhibited throughout Canada, as well as in the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Chile and Mexico. In her art practice, she explores the relationship between the material and immaterial through a process-based approach. Hannah is a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, and lives and works in Montreal.This work was donated to Plug In ICA's 2017 Gala and Art Auction, proceeds from the sale of this piece support Plug In ICA's artistic and educational programming.
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