This recording is part of a broader inquiry into the limitations of archiving and the visual strata of the places we call “home”.
I have been (visually) documenting the curated and uncurated other-than human beings found in my front garden located in Kensington Market across the street from a well-used park. “The Market” is a commercial/residential neighbourhood in traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples covered by Treaty 13 and the Williams Treaty.
It has been home to settler, working class humans through the past decades, and is known to resist change by residents through participatory democracy. Because of rising rents, food sellers are being pushed out and Kensington is becoming Toronto’s new entertainment district. The pandemic has heightened the neighbourhood’s overlapping historical and contemporary complexities.
I placed my Tascam recorder on a flat rock in my garden with the onboard mics facing the park.
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