Within a disused, century-old, tobacco kiln, resin hands cast from tobacco field workers and farm owners are hung where tobacco sticks once would have. Sections of the exterior walls have been removed in a pattern that references graphs which chart the decline of the family farm — from 11 million farms in 1941 to approximately 200 000 today. The removal of the exterior walls allows viewers to see the kiln’s inner grid structure, and the over 600 resin field hands.
Kil(n) hand is located near Simcoe, Ontario
Thanks to Director/curator Deirdre Chisholm of the Norfolks Art Centre (now director of AGSM).
This project was supported by SK arts and Ontario Arts Council.
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