Invisible Geographies couples and contrasts the tangible physical bathymetry of Lake Ontario (the underwater topography of a water body) with the intangible, political boundary of the CANADA/USA border. The severe orthogonal geometry of the cut (or legal boundary) is juxtaposed with the soft, organic form of the lake, revealing two distinct territories that are physically inseparable.  The sculpture is sliced and pulled apart creating a separation, a gray political realm between two mirrored, identical sections.  This piece speaks to the larger context of how invisible borders separate otherwise indistinguishable territories, and in this case, how a political boundary is overlaid onto the physical world. It speaks to the permeability of borders and how they can invite or repel passage across them; and it also make evident a border that, in recent times, has become increasingly defined and strengthened.  Photo Credit: Yuula Benivolski     Designers:  Michaela MacLeod + Nicholas Croft   Exhibition:  An Index, MOCA   Location:  Toronto, Ontario. Canada   Year:  2019
 Photo Credit: Yuula Benivolski
 Photo Credit: Yuula Benivolski
 Photo Credit: Yuula Benivolski
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