This is one of many geotagged videos that appear on pixelgrain, a project initiated by artists Michael Alstad + Leah Lazariuk. pixelgrain is an online repository of documents and ideas linked to the fading symbol of the Canadian prairie grain elevator. By systematically documenting and mapping these disappearing structures the artists portray a parallel rural community in the midst of transition. pixelgrain also functions as a web portal that utilises Geographic Information Systems and online social networks to create a participatory collaborative document that will evolve and grow over time.
pixelgrain was supported by Year Zero One, Saskatchewan Film Pool, Soil Digital Media Suite and The Canada Council for the Arts.