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Screaming Heads - Surreal Sculptures
The Screaming Heads are a group of over 84 huge reinforced-concrete sculptures scattered throughout Peter Camani´s grounds in Burk´s Falls, Ontario. Now a retired art teacher, Camani created the somewhat grotesque, eerie-looking monuments to remind the public of just how fragile our environment is. For the past 30 years, the artist has been working on transforming his 310-acre property, a former vacant lot, which serves as his home as well as his canvas. The site has become a popular tourist attraction in Burk´s Falls.
Réalisateur: Andréanne Baribeau
Production year: 2016
The Screaming Heads are a group of over 84 huge reinforced-concrete sculptures scattered throughout Peter Camani´s grounds in Burk´s Falls, Ontario. Now a retired art teacher, Camani created the somewhat grotesque, eerie-looking monuments to remind the public of just how fragile our environment is. For the past 30 years, the artist has been working on transforming his 310-acre property, a former vacant lot, which serves as his home as well as his canvas. The site has become a popular tourist attraction in Burk´s Falls.Music by Dan-O
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Burk's falls, Ontario
Des images de sculptures en forme de visages avec des immenses bouches défilent. Il y a aussi des sculptures d'animaux et d'arbres.
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310 acres, 84 sculptures Faites de béton armé. Elles pèsent en moyenne 16 tonnes. Construites sur place, elles sont ensuite érigées à l'aide d'une grue. L'artiste derrière ce projet, Peter Camani, est un enseignant à la retraite. Il habite sur place depuis 35 ans, parmi ses statues et ses paons. Le site se veut un cri du cœur face à la dégradation de l'environnement. C'est pourquoi son créateur a aussi planté 22 000 arbres (des vrais).
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