216" x 173"
A photographic mural featuring members of the British Columbia Regiment Duke of Connaught’s Own, a Vancouver reservist regiment specializing in reconnaissance. This work was created for installation on a wall in the Koerner Library at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The subjects are photographed re-enacting an explosives training exercise near Chilliwack, British Columbia, and in a training station that is meant to approximate an Afghan village.
The title is borrowed from a catchphrase describing military reconnaissance, the specialty of the regiment depicted.
While the work was installed in the library, it received hundreds of written responses and incited considerable debate on campus. A selection of the written comments can be viewed here.