Ivana Blanco Gross

The Trans Canada project was conceived as a geography based multivalent project.


The research for the project is based on the Trans-Canada Highway (French: Route Transcanadienne) is a transcontinental federal-provincial highway system that travels through all ten provinces of Canada from the Pacific Ocean on the west to the Atlantic on the east. The main route spans 7,821 kilometres (4,860 mi) across the country, one of the longest routes of its type in the world.

Soil samples, were collected cleaned and pigment was extracted from each location. The result were 52 samples taken every 150 km of route.

A series of dry point intaglios on copper, with and without chine colleƩ with washi papers was conceived and printed to accompany the pigment samples.

A composite film taken on iPhone 7plus and iPhone X was roughly assembled to picture the geographical changes experienced in route.

Intaglio chine colleĆ© prints, photographs, pigments, GPS locations, video and sound installation  are part of the fragmented exhibition presented simultaneously in several universities under the umbrella of the International Week event in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.