Aislinn Thomas
Why Whycocomagh?

Based off of a series of interviews with local residents, Why Whycocogmagh? is a portrait of sorts of two neighbouring communities in rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The form and content of the book speak to a very real geographic, economic, and experiential divide as well as the many contradictory experiences felt in and by any one place.

Self published
4×6.25 inches, 28 pp, black and white laser, accordian book with 2 stapled signatures, 2013
Open edition

Aislinn Thomas is an artist who works in performance, text, video, and social practices. Her work often demands a certain amount of vulnerability, and frequently has a sense of misplaced enthusiasm or failed gesture. Yet, it persistently suggests curiosity, playfulness and sincerity as valuable and productive categories.

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