1080 Keewatin St,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7

Shattered Basin, Fired Thing

Shattered basin, fired thing

Andrea Pinheiro, Yucca Mountain through chain, linked, 2019, 4x5" b&w film

Andrea Pinheiro, Yucca Mountain through chain, linked, 2019, 4×5″ b&w film


For this installation, multimedia artist Andrea Pinheiro projects a 16 mm film of various nuclear and geographically significant sites across the Southwestern United States and Northern Ontario onto a large screen made of clay and roots.

Pinheiro spent the past year travelling to and recording stunning vistas, such as the Petrified Forest in the Painted Desert of Northern Arizona and the Nevada Test site, the US government’s nuclear testing ground opened in 1950. Her filmic composition moves across the dried clay and roots that she collected from the Goulais River near her home. Ultimately, this installation acts as a meditative passage through multiple landscapes of time.


Andrea Pinheiro gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.