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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Brenna Maag's Camera Illumina Experience


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Lane Creek Park Ravine

Mission, BC

Directions: Brenna Maag and her experience will take place in the ravine behind the library. It can be accessed by walking to the back of the library parking lot and onto the path.



Offered in English.


This Culture Days come and see Lane Creek Park Ravine (beside the Mission Library) through a new lens.

Brenna Maag will be installing her project Camera Illumina, an immersive experience made using the ancient technology of the camera obscura. Take a look through three different handmade cameras that focus your attention on the ravine and the details and movement that often go unnoticed in our natural landscape. This ancient technology is a unique tool for noticing and creating intimacy with the land through observation, and sensory experience.

The project was inspired by an exploration of Brenna’s connection with the land where she lives after encountering the notion of being in a ‘reciprocal relationship with the land’ in the book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by the Potowatami botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer. Robin describes a way of being that is “rooted in intimacy with a local landscape where the land itself is the teacher.” Reading this made Maag rethink her relationship to her home, the ancestral land of the Stó:lō people. As she considered this broad theme, the act of paying attention emerged as a starting point for creating a reciprocal relationship with the land. Maag is a settler artist living on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied territories of the Scowlitz, Matsqui, Kwantlen, and Leqá:mel First Nations.



Mission Parks, Recreation & Culture

Mission Parks, Recreation and Culture is a municipal department that aims to bring arts, culture and recreation opportunities to the Mission community through its parks, recreation amenities, events and programs.


Mark Haney


This event is part of a hub:

Mission Celebration of Arts & Culture

City of Mission Mission, BC

The City of Mission invites you to participate in our Culture Days celebration! Events will be happening throughout the city including 1st Avenue, Fraser Valley Regional Library branch, Mission Archives, Mission Museum, and the Clarke Found...