Hidden Sites links two BC sites that are significant yet “hidden” to most British Columbians, Cache Creek and the Broughton Archipelago. Barbara Ziegler’s video installation and photographs link the migration of BC salmon with the journey a garbage truck makes from Vancouver to the Cache Creek Landfill, and then follows the migrations further on to the Broughton Archipelago, an area of intense aquaculture on the BC mainland coast.
Barbara Zeigler is an artist, Associate Professor, and Supervisor of the UBC Printmedia Research Centre of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. She received her BFA in Painting and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Illinois. Additionally, she studied in Munich, Germany at the Akademie der bildenden Künste and the Universität München. In Canada she has also taught at the University of Alberta, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Queen’s University, and in the USA at the University of Illinois.