Les Noms

Les Noms

Location:
Dawson City Museum , 595 Fifth Avenue, Dawson City, YT, Y0B 1G0, Canada
Alternate title: 
Les Noms (à coucher dehors)
Artwork creator(s): 
Dextras, Nicole
Text author(s): 
Dextras, Nicole
Installation year: 
2009
Remarks on location: 

In front of the museum

Description: 

Names made of ice were installed in front of the Dawson City Museum in the Yukon.

Text of the artwork: 

AURORE

XAVIER FRANCOIS

JEAN BAPTIS

DESIRE

JB

CYRELL

MARGERITE

OVID

COME

VIVIAN

Text theme: 
Québécois first names that have fallen out of favour, taken from the 1901 Census, Dawson City Museum Archives.
Artwork theme: 

Québécois first names that have fallen out of favour, assimilation

History: 

During the residency, Nicole Dextras created 3 major projects: Les Noms, Legacy and The River's Bride

Event: Artist residency, Klondike Institute of Art, Dawson City, Yukon.

Date: November 10, 2008 to February 4, 2009