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Nov 28, 2014
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Spem reduxit / Hope restored (2014)

Key Words: New Brunswick, debt, marijuana, traffic code, zombies, marketing
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“Time to rebound is running out”, it’s a “financial disaster”[1], it’s “very concerning”[2], “our regional economy is flat-lining and we are depopulating… it’s a death spiral”[3], it’s a “perfect fiscal storm”[4] and so on. We’ve all heard the song. It’s terrible and it seems that there isn’t much we can do. We are doomed, but are we really?

Here are a few ideas, of what we might be able to do.

P as in POT
The first idea is a simple one: New Brunswick could legalize marijuana (medical and recreational). Our province has vast fields of uncultivated land, which always makes me wonder where have the farmers gone? In addition, our climate is mainly humid continental with warm summers, which is excellent for growing stuff. By decriminalizing marijuana, our province would be the first in the country, and this alone would be an incredible business opportunity.This prospect that has already created waves: in the aim of defining target markets and customers, market research professionals have begun asking Canadians what they think of marijuana. When the questions start flying, you can assume that the product is on its way. Even the Globe and Mail is writing about the future of cannabis in Canada.[5]

I like this idea because it has a two-fold potential: to generate tax revenues, and to become a fountain of youth. Legalize it and they will come. They, the young people from all over the country might consider New Brunswick as a place to live and to settle. This could be the true golden age of New Brunswick. For those who might say that marijuana falls into federal legislation (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act), I would point out that it is the provinces that control the “administration of justice.”[6] Moreover I would invoke the right to economic dignity. I believe that every province has a right to create an environment where its citizens can flourish and to deny New Brunswick the possibility of improved economic revenue would be criminal.

T as in TRAFFIC
The second idea concerns the drivers and the police departments of all towns and cities in New Brunswick. As a pedestrian I can attest to the danger of walking on our streets. There are many factors that make walking a dangerous activity: car culture, changing weather, darkness in winter, cultural misunderstanding on the meaning of yellow lights, etc. The fact is that there is a potential gold mine at every corner and maybe we should be exploiting these open pit deposits. A officer could monitor a crosswalk and give as many fines as necessary to drivers who see the flashing lights, see the pedestrians but don’t think they should slow down.

Z as in ZOMBIES
They are currently hot on TV with; Z Nation, The Returned, The Walking Dead, and of course, there are zombie walks all over the world. We are fascinated by their relentless stamina and as Angela Becerra Vidergar pointed out in a recent article “Zombies are important as a reflection of ourselves.”[7]

The question here is what can these tireless workers do for us? The motto for the city of Moncton is Resurgo, Latin for “To rise up again.” That is zombie speak and is awesome. The province should quickly seize Moncton’s motto, make it its own and market itself as a global hub for anything zombies. Here again, two birds with one stone, during the zombie walks, police could dispense tickets to zombie drivers.

Daniel Dugas
November 27 2014

[1] Richard Saillant, director general of the Canadian Institute for Research on Public Policy and Public Administration in “New Brunswick barrelling toward bankruptcy, analyst warns”, CBC News, April 29, 2014.

[2] Auditor General Kim MacPherson in “Auditor General troubled by debt growth”, CBC NEWS, Dec 05, 2013.

[3] Frank McKenna in, ‘Good governments do not allow mob rule”, The Chronicle Herald, November 4, 2014.

[4] Donald Savoie in “Paying the piper”, Atlantic Business Magazine, February 23, 2012

[5] Jeffrey Simpson, ‘Should Canada do a Uruguay on pot?’ Dec 3 2014.

See also, Jeffrey Simpson, ‘A marijuana measure worth watching‘. Dec 5, 2014.

[6] Sensible BC, Canada’s largest marijuana reform group in Frequently Asked Questions.

[7] Angela Becerra Vidergar in “Stanford scholar explains why zombie fascination is very much alive“, Stanford Report, February 20, 2013.

Zombie Silhouettes by SymbiopticStudios

Spem reduxit / Hope restored is New Brunswick ‘s motto

Click here to read part 1: Home of the New Balance: Nota bene published on August 26 2014.

Aug 26, 2014
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Home of the New Balance: Nota bene (2014)

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Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural speech, January 20, 1961

Everyone knows it; the province of New Brunswick is in dire straits. The Auditor General, Kim MacPherson, describes the debt problem as “very concerning” and is calling for “significant changes to improve the financial health” of the province.[1] Every four years, the election cycle kicks in; electoral signs pop up everywhere and talking heads reveal their latest strategies to resolve the ever-growing debt problem. The best plan of action for many is to encourage gas exploration by means of hydraulic fracturing. Many are opposed. We know details of the proposed scenario, but never the whole story. What I would like to propose here is another way of resolving this lingering problem.

Sao Paulo, the 4th largest urban area in the world, believes that prohibiting advertising such as outdoor posters will free its citizens, the province of New Brunswick, the 8th smallest province in Canada, could certainly take example from this South American city and do exactly the opposite.[2] Let’s give advertisers what they are denied in Brazil: a world of total advertisement! We need to surrender, to abandon not only the sides of our roads and of our buildings but our very own nomenclature! We need to become somebody else! We need to BECOME THE SPONSORS! The idea is not new; other places have traded their souls before. In 1999, the village of Halfway, Oregon, changed its name to Half.com for a one-year period in accordance to a contract with the eBay subsidiary. In 2005, the town of Clark, Texas changed its name to DISH. In return the company DISH Network awarded DISH residents free cable service and programming for a period of 10 years. This lease is expiring very soon and if logic prevails, that little town’s name could switch to Netflix in the future.

What has never been done is what New Brunswick could try now, a systemic change of names. The names of all villages and towns, all roads, all monuments, all public buildings, even the name of the province would be on the shopping block. There are many ‘naturals’, names of company that could fit with existing communities. Through a sponsorship agreement with the communications and media company, the well known Rogersville could become Rogers. By adding an S to the town of Bailey in Sunbury County, they could probably make a deal with Gilbeys of Ireland, makers of the famous Baileys Irish Cream. Bay du Vin, on the south shore of Miramichi Bay, would certainly attract the interests of any number of wine makers. The little rural community of Burton could stay the same as long as Burton Snowboards get on board, so to speak. Add Tyres to Dunlop in Gloucester County and you get Dunlop Tyres. Popelogan Depot, an unincorporated community in Restigouche County could drop the Popelogan for Home and become Home Depot, and so on. As far as the name ‘New Brunswick’ goes, the footwear manufacturer New Balance seems to have the ideal credentials to take the big prize, in exchange for lots of royalties for NBers. Their logo is already a match with the current abbreviation of our province. On the other hand, settlements like Big Hole in Northumberland County and Baghdad near Grand Lake might have to be rebranded altogether. But imagine if there was a town called Sony, Irving or IBM. For one, the locals would have interesting demonyms. The IBMminions could even sing songs from their parent benefactor. The collection: Songs of The I.B.M. published in 1931 includes Painting the clouds with sunshine by J. P. Saxton:

We don’t pretend we’re gay.
We always feel that way,
Because we’re filling the world with sunshine.
With I.B.M. machines,
We’ve got the finest means,
For brightly painting the clouds with sunshine.
Records we make only to break,
Teaching the whole world we know
I.B.M.’s line, will all the time,
Help it to grow.
When things do not look right,
Our products make them right,
And keep on painting the clouds with sunshine.[3]

This grand project would not only redefine our onomastic landscape, it would also create a boom on employment: the lawyers, of course; the signage industry; the mapmakers and souvenir shops, would all be working overtime. But that’s not all; an underground network of hard-core genealogists unhappy with all of the changes could rise in every corner of the province of New Balance. Members of these cells would try to keep the old ways alive. It would be foolish to try to crush them. Au contraire, they should be encouraged, even if we have to create historical parks of taxonomy. Le Pays de la Sagouine and King’s Landing are two obvious models for this new world of ours. As for the sets of names to be sold, they would be auctioned to the highest bidder and would be legally binding according to the agreements drawn up by the province’s lawyers. With this plan, I truly believe that we could be out of debt in no time. If the DISH people, with the weight of all of their 201 citizens, got free cable for ten years, imagine what we could negotiate right here!

Daniel Dugas
Aug 23, 2014

P.S. Speaking words and marketing, we all recall the heated debate surrounding the slogan on New Brunswick’s licence plates: Be… In this place – Être… ici on le peut. As we know the slogan was discarded. The funny thing is that the province of New Brunswick was standing right in front of it’s very own slogan, a phrase that spells it’s own name, and on top of it all: a phrase that could be read in both official languages. This silver bullet is the Latin expression Nota bene, a phrase that means, “note well” and is often abbreviated as N.B. in English and N. B. in French. Sometimes ideas are sitting in front of us and only need only be picked up.

 

Part 2:
Spem reduxit / Hope restored (2014)

 

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[1] Auditor General troubled by debt growth, http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/auditor-general-troubled-by-debt-growth-1.2451996

[2] The city of Sao Paulo promulgated in 2006 the Cidada Limpa (Clean City Law) banning all outdoor advertising. The text stipulates that every citizen has a right to live in a city that respects the urban space, heritage and architectural integrity of the buildings. http://ww2.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/cidadelimpa/conheca_lei/conheca_lei.html

[3] Songs of The I.B.M. Fellowship Songs of International Business Machines Corporation, 270 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 1937. Painting the clouds with sunshine, p.14. http://www.robweir.com/blog/attachments/songs-of-the-ibm.pdf

Jul 12, 2013
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IDENTICUS (2013)

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Mots clés : marketing, atavisme, design, mèmes

Les images qu’on nous propose se ressemblent toutes, elles ont quelque chose de familier, des traits communs. C’est tellement étonnant qu’on pourrait penser que l’ensemble du patrimoine visuel est créé par une seule et même personne. Atavisme vient à l’esprit, mais est-ce possible? D’où vient donc cette profusion de pieuvres, de lapins, de fantômes ou de chevelus géants qui envahissent toutes les surfaces, tous les écrans de notre monde moderne? Quel est le dessein de toutes ces ressemblances? Est-ce que ces images sont apparues simultanément comme des représentations emblématiques de ce que nous sommes, comme des vérités impossibles à écarter ou sont-elles des inventions mercatiques? Est-ce que l’universalité qui les imprègne est une faim qui les force à dévorer tout ce qui pourrait les mettre en danger, tout ce qui nous entoure?

Nous sommes devenus, grâce aux agences de marketing, un seul et unique souffle, un seul geste, mus par le même désir et le même rêve. Et c’est toujours le même geste, le même discours, la même idée qui passe devant et repasse derrière. Le sentiment d’avoir déjà vu, d’avoir déjà compris renforce non seulement notre dépendance et notre attirance vers l’objet, mais aussi notre joie d’exister dans l’objet. C’est ce qu’on appelle un développement continu des sentiments ou plus communément : un courant. L’eau passe devant nous et nous emporte jusqu’au bas de la vallée puis dans l’océan. Et nous voilà tous réunis dans cette grande mêmeté [1], dans cette étrange solitude d’être ensemble, où la suite des idées impose béatement ses variations. Un naufrage dans deux gouttes d’eau.

Combien de fois allons-nous nous retrouver devant la même illustration, devant le même design, le même site web avant de suspecter la noyade ou l’étranglement?

Daniel Dugas
Le 12 juillet 2013

 


 
Illustration ci-dessus, de gauche à droite : annonce de iPad, Sydney Au, (juin 2013), My Dream de Josh Holinaty et The Tar Pit Creature d’Alex Mathers.
 
Voir aussi les illustrations ci-dessous, de gauche à droite, image de la bande-annonce ‘The River Eats’ de Justin Shoulder publiée en 2013 dans le magazine ‘Real Time 115-33′ à côté de l’image de Matthew Barney dans le rôle de l’apprenti dans la série de films ‘Cremaster Cycle’ (1994–2002) ainsi que l’image des fantômes et les ‘Happy Faces’ de Luke George qui a été publiée dans le même magazine et qui est ici juxtaposée avec les fantômes d’Olaf Breuning (2004) :

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[1] D’après le Littré, Mêmeté est un mot qui a été proposé par Voltaire en place du mot scientifique identité, mais qui n’a pu s’établir. Je l’utilise plutôt dans le sens de mémétique. Voir memetique.org: Mème (Dictionnaire d’Oxford) : élément d’une culture susceptible d’être transmis par des moyens non génétiques, notamment l’imitation.

 

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Dec 19, 2011
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Hunger / Faim (2011)

Troisième vidéo de la série Tablettes. – Third video from the Tablets series.

HUNGER

A prehistoric man stands alongside of a stream, hoping to catch a fish. Seeing that it is not going well, another caveman approaches to show the fisherman his tablet, demonstrating of a new way of eating.

FAIM
Un homme préhistorique, debout près d’un ruisseau s’adonne à la pêche, mais sans succès. Un autre homme des cavernes s’approche et lui montre une tablette où apparaît une nouvelle façon de se nourrir.

Actors/Acteurs: Jean-Denis Boudreau, Katie Hunter
Props/accessoires: Valerie LeBlanc

1. Wheels / Roues

2. Rock / Roc

3. Hunger / Faim 

 

Dec 5, 2011
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Rock / Roc (2011)

Voici le deuxième vidéo de la série Tablettes avec Jean-Denis Boudreau et Katie Hunter.

ROC
Un homme préhistorique essaie de déplacer une grosse roche sur le flanc d’une montagne. Un autre homme des cavernes s’avance et lui montre sa tablette où les risques d’une telle activité sont mis en évidence.

ROCK
A prehistoric man is trying to move a large rock on the side of a mountain. Another caveman approaches with his tablet and brings up a safety video highlighting the risks of this activity and suggestions for safer work methods.

Actors/Acteurs: Jean-Denis Boudreau, Katie Hunter
Props/accessoires: Valerie LeBlanc

 

1 : Wheels / Roues 

2. Rock / Roc

3. Hunger / Faim

Nov 18, 2011
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Wheels / Roues (2011)

This week I will be posting the 3 videos of Tablets. The series is a tongue-in-cheek collection extolling the magical properties of technology.

1. WHEELS (1:44 min)
With great difficulty, a prehistoric man is drawing a wheel on a stone tablet. Another caveman arrives with his tablet and brings up the images of a 20th century automobile.

Durant les prochains jours, je vais mettre en ligne les 3 vidéos de ma série Tablettes, qui a été tournée à la baie de Chipoudy et qui se veut un clin d’oeil aux propriétés magiques de la technologie.

1. ROUES (1:44 min)
Un homme préhistorique dessine avec beaucoup de difficulté une roue sur une tablette de pierre. Un autre homme des cavernes arrive et lui montre sa tablette où apparaît l’image d’une Oldsmobile.

Actors/Acteurs: Jean-Denis Boudreau, Katie Hunter
Props/accessoires: Valerie LeBlanc

 

1. Wheels / Roues

2. Rock / Roc

3. Hunger / Faim 

 

 

 

Nov 5, 2010
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Sackville vs Pleasantville vs Ibiza (2010)

Style & Artifacts is a series of articles about the cultural symbolism of artifacts and monuments in landscapes and cityscapes. Black and white welcome signs, an outdoor sculpture that gets wrapped in winter, as well as bizarre swastikas patterns integrated into architecture are some of the topics that will be examined. The articles will be posted in episodes.

Editing assistance: Valerie LeBlanc

PART 2:

Sackville vs Pleasantville vs Ibiza

Sackville wanted to set itself apart from other towns by using black and white in their advertisements.[13] Well-done Sackville!  I have to agree that the new signs contrast with others.  One example being the colorful sign on Highway 15 near Moncton, that depicts two amazingly happy kids at a water park.

To present Sackville as a black and white destination may unintentionally have alluded to the movie Pleasantville. [14] You have to agree that Sackville and Pleasantville have a similar ring to them.  This allegorical movie presents two universes; one in black and white, where old fashion values reign, and a modern one in full color.  The protagonists go back and forth between the worlds and eventually the quaint little town changes its ways to become colorful.  Are the utopias of Sackville and Pleasantville related?  Should we, the tourists and the lonely truck drivers on the highway, be called in by the billboards?  Should we emulate Bud and Mary Sue Parker in the Pleasantville movie by going into the black and white town, “to educate (the town) about issues such as personal freedoms, styles of art, and literature? ”[15]

Katie Tower of the Sackville Tribune wrote a critical article about the billboards: Does Town’s new highway sign say Sackville? [16] In it, she pointed out that the billboards were not ‘really saying much about the vibrant cultural scene that makes up this quaint university town known as Sackville”.[17] Tower is right about the vibrancy of the cultural scene but I don’t think the billboards are off target either.  This town has not been misrepresented because this town is a quaint little place.  Let face it Sackville is not Ibiza, the number one party town in the world.[18] It is true that Sackville has an impressive scope of activity for its size.  In 2008, it was even named a Cultural Capital of Canada, [19] succeeding the town of Wendake, Quebec.  But Sackville is above all quaint, meaning that it has an old-fashioned charm, that it is unusual in an interesting and pleasing way.   The fact that it was selected by the Canadian Association of Retired Persons as one of the best places to live in Canada, [20] speaks volume about its pace.  It is traditional and quiet, it is pastoral and the sign says it well.

But then if you look at the photograph a bit longer you can see all those little antennas, hidden by the speed of travel.  Could this be a metaphor for the hidden wildness that can be found there?   People say that every little town has its secrets.  If it is true then maybe this is the real subtlety of the new identity campaign.  It managed to evoke the most secret trait of its population without them realizing it.  Perhaps beneath the tranquil exterior of idyllic, almost arcadian life, there is a wild heart beating.  Maybe like a mullet, Sackville is all ‘business in the front and party in the back.’  That thought would be subject matter for further research.

Daniel Dugas,

Moncton, August – October 2010


[13] “Everything is in colour these days.  Everybody wants to use colour and use the same thing to attract people to their community…but we don’t want to look like the other towns.”  Graham Watt, member of Sackville Tourism Advisory Committee.Visitors will be welcomed to Sackville with unique image. Tower, K.  (2009, May 6).  Sackville Tribune Post.

[14] IMBd The Internet Movie Database

[15] Pleasantville (film). (2010, July 21). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasantville_(film)

[16] Does towns new highway sign say Sackville?. Tower, K.  (2009, June 17). Sackville Tribune Post.

[17] idem

[18] Best Party Cities in the World, Retrieved October 15, 2010, from: http://www.virgin-vacations.com/11-top-party-cities.aspx

[19] 2008 Cultural Capitals of Canada, Retrieved September 1st, 2010, from http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ccc/ccc08-eng.cfm

[20] Sackville Arts Walk brochure – Feb. 2010

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Nov 4, 2010
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Nice town, y’know what I mean? (2010)

Style & Artifacts is a series of articles about the cultural symbolism of artifacts and monuments in landscapes and cityscapes. Black and white welcome signs, an outdoor sculpture that gets wrapped in winter, as well as bizarre swastikas patterns integrated into architecture are some of the topics that will be examined. The articles will be posted in episodes.

Editing assistance: Valerie LeBlanc

PART 1

Nice town, y’know what I mean?

Last year the town of Sackville, in an attempt to bring more people to town[1], installed two black and white billboards on the Trans-Canada highway.  The team of marketing specialists believed that the use of a black and white image would create enough of a shock to achieve this goal.  This æsthetic action created waves within the community.  There were a few newspaper articles and letters to the editor written; some praising the audacity of the signs, and some others were more critical.  After a year, I was curious to see how the marketing dust was settling in the ever-windy Tantramar Marsh.

Traveling in a northwesterly direction toward Sackville, I stopped on the side of the road in front of one of the billboards.  I had seen the image[2] before, on a previous voyage, but this time I wanted to confront the bucolic scene at a different speed.  I got out of the car to stand directly in front of the landscape image.  It was huge.  The four hay bales lying in a field was even bigger than I thought.  The composition of the photograph was centered and balanced.  The muted tones and the realism depicted spoke of time-honored tradition and conservatism.  The blowup of the image had something of The Gleaners, an oil painting by Millet (1857), but without the peasants.

Looking at the photograph, I was reminded of the famous line by the Stage Manager, the narrator of the play Our Town[3] written by Thornton Wilder in 1937: Nice town, y’know what I mean? There was something warm and safe about it, even if was wrapped in the coldness of the black and white.  Under the picture is a slogan stating that Sackville is the Cultural Crossroads of the Maritimes.

Marsh and Mirror

Trucks were traveling down the highway at ferocious speeds raising trails of dust behind them.  I was taking pictures of the picture when I realized something both interesting and puzzling at the same time.  The billboard image is a mirror of its surroundings.  This, by itself, is interesting, after all mirrors are important tools of discovery.  Montaigne spoke of the world “as a mirror where we must see ourselves in order to know ourselves,” [4] and Rabelais in a more sarcastic manner reminded us that  “If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break the mirror.” [5]

Like a Droste Effect,[6] the image of a marsh within a marsh, could make us question the reasons behind – or beyond the panels.  Is the smaller black and white version of the marsh saying something important about the real thing?  Is it augmenting or diminishing the existing reality?  It is puzzling because there are unfortunately, no answers to inform or transform an understanding of the choice of the image.  On that particular day, it looked like a visual hiccup planted on the landscape.

The signage was part of a new strategy to set Sackville apart from other communities. The Tourism Committee hoped that the distinctiveness of the image, ‘its art like qualities’ [7] would be so attractive that it would incite visitors to drive into town.  But were there more tourists coming in?  In answer to my inquiries, Rebekah Cant – Sackville’s Director of Tourism, offered to set up a meeting with two members from the Tourism Advisory Committee; Councilor Virgil Hammock[8] as well as idea manGraham Watt, who once worked as an advertising man on Madison Avenue.  According to them, the billboards have been successful.  People have been talking, some positively and yes, others negatively about the signs.  If we believe that ‘There’s no such thing as bad publicity…’ [9] like Brendan Behan said, then this daring black and white coup might just work out!

 

Crossroads and Tollbooths

Marketing strategies are plans of actions and the slogan Sackville, the Cultural Crossroads of the Maritimes is part of the new identity promoted by the highway signs.  But what is this Cultural Crossroad business?  What does it mean?  Like some people in Sackville that I spoke to, I thought it was a printing error.  Was it supposed to read Agricultural Crossroads?  After all, hay bales strongly point to cultivation.

A crossroad is a point of intersection.  It is also the point where an important choice has to be made.  Am I going straight or am I turning off?  If the Trans-Canada Highway and the streets of Sackville are the cultural roads, then what important choice has to be made here?  To stop?  Maybe, although it might not be extremely important if you don’t need the usual services required by travelers.  Does this great intersection of roads warrant our attention?  Is there a traffic light where we will have to stop, or a tollbooth where we will have to toss a coin?

How can Sackville set itself apart from others when a crossroad is exactly about the importance and the dependency of others?  Because, let’s not forget that without these ‘others’ there will be no crossroad at all.

Yore and “Ohm sweet Ohm”[10]

But let’s go back to the image: the sky is heavy with clouds, it rained earlier or it will at some point.  It feels cold.  It is nostalgia wrapped into melancholy.  But why hay bales?   Why this picture?  I know that hay is feed for animals, that there are different qualities of feed and that one hay bale of this variety weights about 1,000 pounds.  I know that making hay involves many steps; cutting; drying; processing and storing.  But really what does it have to say about the town?  Do Sackvillians live in straw houses?  Is there a museum of Hay Fever?  Can I buy a hay-bale-key-chain or a hay-bale-pen at the gas station?

But wait a minute, just above the bales, the sky is lighting up, or as Thornton Wilder wrote at the very beginning of his play ‘… Sky is beginnin’ to show some streaks of lights over the East there…’ [11] Yes!  Now I see, parsed in the glimmer, a series of little sticks planted in the ground.  These sticks are the antennas of the famous Radio Canada International transmitter station.[12] RCI has been located in the Tantramar Marshes since the early 40’s and it broadcasts a multilingual schedule of shortwave programs throughout the world.  Could these high frequencies emitted from this colony of towers represent the cultural roads of Sackville?  I don’t know but I could almost hear something…

The antennas in the background could actually be the clue that unlocks this marketing campaign mystery, but they are so small and so delicately drawn onto the landscape that they might not be seen at all.  I doubt that the restless kid, in the backseat of the average minivan traveling at highway speeds, will notice them and start yelling to his parents: “MOM! DAD! ANTENNAS! ANTENNAS!  CAN WE STOP AT THE RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL STATION PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! CAN WE?”

End of part 1.

Tomorrow – the conclusion: Sackville vs Pleasantville vs Ibiza

 


[1] Tower, K.  (2010, May 6).  Visitors will be welcomed to Sackville with unique image. “In an effort to set itself apart from other communities, Sackville is taking a unique approach to drawing in visitors off the highway” Sackville Tribune Post.

[2] The photograph is part of the Radio Canada International portfolio created by renowned photographer Thaddeus Holownia during a 28-year period (1977-2006).

[3] Our Town. (2010, July 26). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Town

[4] Michel De Montaigne quotes. Think exist – Finding Quotations was never this Easy!. Retrieved September 4, 2010 from http://thinkexist.com/quotation/traveling-through-the-world-produces-a-marvelous/347128.html

[5] François Rabelais quotes.  Brainy Quote Retrieved September 4, 2010 from http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/f/francoisra176266.html

[6] Droste effect. (2010, August 2). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droste_effect

[7] Tower, K.  (2010, May 6).  Visitors will be welcomed to Sackville with unique image. Sackville Tribune Post.

[9] Strangely enough, we really acknowledge the latter part of the phrase: There’s no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituaryThe Phrase Finder. Retrieved September, 1st, 2010, from http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/there-is-no-such-thing-as-bad-publicity.html

[10] “Ohm sweet Ohm” is a song on Radio-Activity a 1975 concept album around simulated radiowave and shortwave sounds by KraftwerkRadio-Activity. (2010, July 24). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactivity_(album)

[11]“The first act shows a day in our town.  The date is May 7, 1901, just before dawn.  (COCK CROW off stage.)  Aya, just about.  Sky is beginnin’ to show some streaks of lights over the East there…..” Our town: a play in three acts By Thornton Wilder, from Google Books.  Act 1, page 2.

[12] Radio Canada International. (2010, May 10)). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Canada_International

GO TO PART 2 : Sackville vs Pleasantville vs Ibiza

 

Daniel H. Dugas

Artiste numérique, poète et musicien, Daniel Dugas a participé à des expositions individuelles et de groupe ainsi qu’à plusieurs festivals et événements de poésie en Amérique du Nord, en Europe, au Mexique et en Australie. Son neuvième recueil de poésie L’esprit du temps / The Spirit of the Time vient de paraître aux Éditions Prise de parole.

Daniel Dugas is a poet, musician and videographer. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions as well as festivals and literary events in North America, Europe, Mexico and Australia. His ninth book of poetry: L’esprit du temps / The Spirit of the Time has just been published by Les Éditions Prise de parole.

Daniel Dugas es poeta, músico y videocreador. Ha participado en exposiciones individuales y colectivas, festivals y eventos literarios en Norteamérica, Europa, México y Australia. Acaba de publicar su noveno poemario, L’esprit du temps / The spirit of time (Les Editions Prise de parole).

L’esprit du temps / The Spirit of the Time est un projet de transmutation du paysage publicitaire en paysage poétique. Ce livre est à la fois un livre de photographie, un recueil de poésie et un essai lucide mais ludique sur notre société matérialiste. Il a été produit en numérique et imprimé en quantité limitée.

Date : Décembre 2015
Genre : Poésie
Collection : Poésie
ISBN : 9782894239629

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