Multiple // Parallel

Research trip 2014

In 2014 Bronwen Sleigh and I went to Quebec City to install our show 'Multiple//Parallel' at Engramme. We then went on a research trip through Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Thanks to The Bet Low Trust, Engramme and Glasgow Print Studio for their support.

Multiple//Parallel, Bronwen Sleigh and Rachel Duckhouse, Engramme 2014

Multiple//Parallel, Bronwen Sleigh and Rachel Duckhouse, Engramme 2014

Overflow, series of screen prints on tracing paper

Overflow, series of screen prints on tracing paper

Getting on the road. Bronwen making friends with the truckers.

Getting on the road. Bronwen making friends with the truckers.

Planning the route; keen to get to Manicouagan Reservoir, formed by a 214 million year old impact crater and dammed by the Manic 5 hydroelectric dam. 

Planning the route; keen to get to Manicouagan Reservoir, formed by a 214 million year old impact crater and dammed by the Manic 5 hydroelectric dam. 

Driving east towards Tadoussac along the widening estuary of the St Lawrence River. Tidal flows, salt water meeting fresh water, upwelling of warm water, an underwater shelf of rock, fish and whale migration patterns. 

Driving east towards Tadoussac along the widening estuary of the St Lawrence River. Tidal flows, salt water meeting fresh water, upwelling of warm water, an underwater shelf of rock, fish and whale migration patterns. 

The Saguenay River, to where the beluga whales come less frequently now. 

The Saguenay River, to where the beluga whales come less frequently now. 

Detail of Saguenay ii; pen and ink drawing, based on flows of water at the meeting point of the Saguenay and St Lawrence rivers.

Detail of Saguenay ii; pen and ink drawing, based on flows of water at the meeting point of the Saguenay and St Lawrence rivers.

Sagnuenay iv, Pen and ink drawing

Sagnuenay iv, Pen and ink drawing

Then north, to the Manic Cinq hydroelectric dam

Then north, to the Manic Cinq hydroelectric dam

The road to the crater.

The road to the crater.

At Le Cratère de Manicouagan: Asteroid crater.

At Le Cratère de Manicouagan: Asteroid crater.

Planning where to go next in Le Refuge Du Prospecteur on the edge of the crater.

Planning where to go next in Le Refuge Du Prospecteur on the edge of the crater.

Labrador City to Goose Bay.

Labrador City to Goose Bay.

The Mist.

The Mist.

Onwards through cloud; Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.

Onwards through cloud; Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.

Hydrology and geology in Gros More National Park - from below

Hydrology and geology in Gros More National Park - from below

Hydrology and geology in Gros More National Park - from above

Hydrology and geology in Gros More National Park - from above

Black Wood, Lino cut. White Wood, pen and ink drawing. Objects picked up along the way.

Black Wood, Lino cut. White Wood, pen and ink drawing. Objects picked up along the way.

Earth’s mantle.

Earth’s mantle.

Tablelands

Tablelands

Final stop; Montreal Biosphere. Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome for Expo ‘67. Inside the dome.

Final stop; Montreal Biosphere. Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome for Expo ‘67. Inside the dome.

Drawing asteroids on litho stones at Edinburgh Printmakers; imagining the Manicouagan asteroid. 

Drawing asteroids on litho stones at Edinburgh Printmakers; imagining the Manicouagan asteroid.