April 27 – June 3, 2012
Part of the series Repatriation, this large-scale photographic mural in MOCCA’s courtyard considers notions of nationalism, public duty, community, the media, heroism and sacrifice as pictorial subjects. Photographed in the manner of large-format street photography, McFarland creates a portrait of a repatriation ceremony for a fallen Canadian soldier returning home to Canada after being killed while on active duty in Afghanistan. A composite digital technique enables the artist to document a complete view of the scene.
Curated by Bonnie Rubenstein Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Supported by Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc