Richard Kroeker



This project, done with students of Dalhousie University, is about revisiting our own histories. General Cornwallis is officially regarded as the founder of Halifax. He was a British General, who during his time in Nova Scotia issued a decree offering a bounty for the scalps of Mi'kmaq people, including non-combatants, women, and children. This was part of a grim history of genocidal policies targeting indigenous people. The Eye Level project created the opportunity for anyone to climb the stairs to visit Cornwallis, and read his proclamation back to him. The implication is that we need to constantly revisit history, to reconsider how and why we create heroes and monuments to our pasts.

Twelve Years Later...