Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

On plywood

Here’s an online link to photos documenting the plywood scribblings (wall seems rather grandiose) I just noticed the following in red which stood out among the repetitive apology and I love my city tones. (how can everyone sound so similar when they love their city??)

HBC WAS THE PRIMARY AGENT OF CAPITALIST EXPANSION AND CONQUER OF INDIGENOUS LANDS.

Another curious thing about the wall is the role of overlap and interruption. In one series of phrases the writer appears to be apologizing to members of the hockey team,(!) or was that a red penned edit? At this point it’s incumbent upon me to point out that the sports franchise reaped the benefit of this entire shenanigans — profit wise — they’re skating on and off with mounds of cash. How much will Mike Gillis et al contribute to the repair to our public space? When collective identity becomes commodified down the lense of a team logo perhaps we need a dustpan and brush at the ready or a cash lined blocker included.

Leave a Reply