Salt Trade installation – February, 2015


Salt Trade – an experimental art installation by Elvira Finnigan

RAW/almond pop-up restaurant 

The Forks, Winnipeg

begins February 12, 2015  – noon

Salt Trade, a new experimental art installation by Elvira Finnigan pays homage to the early fur trade at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers in Winnipeg. Constructed from salt, ice and fur, Salt Trade evolves from the interaction and deterioration of these elements.

Commissioned by RAW gallery, Salt Trade begins February 12, the last day of the RAW/almond pop-up restaurant on the frozen river at the Forks. Guests will witness the deterioration of ice forms loaded with salt as the installation progresses.

As the restaurant structure is dismantled around it, Salt Trade will remain in place for a few days depending on climate conditions. Weather permitting; the installation will be left out on the ice to be shaped by wind and snow and to be viewed by the public using the river skating trail.