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Invisible Empires:

Fraser Note Un-American Activities

Detail, AGYU Newsletter image - "Appendix D: KKK Threat to Fran Fraser." The Ku Klux Klan in Central Alberta.
Baergen, William Peter. Edmonton: Central Alberta Historical Society, 2000. 296. Print.

Detail: "Activities of Ku Klux Klan Organizations in the United States: Hearings before the Committee on Un-American Activites, House of Representatives, Eighty-Ninth Congress, First and Second Sessions."
Set of five printed volumes plus index, each 15.0 x 23.2 cm, variable page numbers, 1966.
Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

Vitrines Vitrines

Vitrine Didactic Panel, Art Gallery of York University. Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

Vitrines documentation, Art Gallery of York University. Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

Virtine Banner Banner

Vitrines panels - "Klan Banner No. 2, 3, & 4 from Catalogue of Official Robes and Banners of the Ku Klux Klan. Incorporated. Atlanta, Georgia".
93.35 × 214 cm, printed plexiglass, flourescent tubing, electronic timer, 2013. Archival permissions: Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.
Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

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"Freedom Ride" Performance Bus video documentation. Performers Shelley Hamilton, Archer Pechawis, and Reena Katz. Art Gallery of York University lobby, Toronto, ON.
Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

Video clip - "Freedom Ride" Performance Bus video documentation. Performers Shelley Hamilton, Archer Pechawis, and Reena Katz. Toronto, ON January 16, 2013.
Video documentation courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

Klode Kard

Detail - Ku Klux Klan Klode Kard, 74.1 × 94.5 cm, archival inkjet on photo paper, 2012. Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

Front Installation View, AGYU - American Klans — Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Presented to Calvin F. Craig, Grand Dragon Realm of Georgia by Walter E. Fisher, June 6, 1966.
121.92 × 152.4 cm, light trans print, plexiglass lightbox, 2013. Archival permissions: Emory University, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

White Robe Green Robe

Reproduction Grand Dragon Calvin Craig Ku Klux Klan Robe
Satin, embroidery, variable dimensions, 2013
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Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

Reproduction Titan George Sligh Ku Klux Klan Robe
Satin, embroidery, variable dimensions, 2013.
Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

Ku Klux Klan Klode Kard, 74.1 × 94.5 cm, archival inkjet on photo paper, 2012.

American Klans — Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Presented to Calvin F. Craig, Grand Dragon Realm of Georgia by Walter E. Fisher, June 6, 1966.
121.92 × 152.4 cm, light trans print, plexiglass lightbox, 2013. Archival permissions: Emory University, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

Reproduction Grand Dragon Calvin Craig Ku Klux Klan Robe
Satin, embroidery, variable dimensions, 2013
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Reproduction Titan George Sligh Ku Klux Klan Robe
Satin, embroidery, variable dimensions, 2013.

"The Klan Comes to Town" from This Hour Has Seven Minutes, CBC Studios, Toronto, October 24, 1965.
Plywood stage installation, klan robes (2), mannequins (2), black curtains, table, glass ashtray, stage lights (2), tulip chairs (4), LCD monitor and stand, single channel video.)

Photo credit: Michael Maranda, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University.

Installation View - "The Klan Comes to Town" from This Hour Has Seven Minutes, CBC Studios, Toronto, October 24, 1965.
Plywood stage installation, klan robes (2), mannequins (2), black curtains, table, glass ashtray, stage lights (2), tulip chairs (4), LCD monitor and stand, single channel video.)
Photo credit: Michael Maranda, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University.

Production still from "The Klan Comes to Town." Recorded January 5-6, 2013 at Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON. Photo Credit: Michelle Pearson Clarke.
*Youtube.com Video: "The Klan Comes to Town" from This Hour Has Seven Minutes, CBC Studios, Toronto, October 24, 1965.

Centre Gallery Installation View -"1911 Anti Creek-Negro Petition" from Immigration of Negroes from the United States to Western Canada 1910-1911.
21.59 × 27.94 cm, inkjet print on archival paper, 2013. Edition 1/2. Archival Permissions: Library Archives Canada.
Photo credit: Michael Maranda, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University.

Panel 4

"1911 Anti Creek-Negro Petition" from Immigration of Negroes from the United States to Western Canada 1910-1911.
21.59 × 27.94 cm, inkjet print on archival paper, 2013. Edition 1/2. Archival Permissions: Library Archives Canada


"Documents Related to the 1911 Anti Creek-Negro Petition"
(on bench) Bound softcover book, 21.59 × 27.94 cm, inkjet print on paper, 2013

Audio documentation of performed Paul Good/Robert Shelton interview by Deanna Bowen & Russell Bennett from The Paul Good Papers.
(on bench) mp3 player, digital audio file, approx. 27 minutes, 2013

Loyal Orange Lodge, Strathcona Branch. Edmonton, Alberta, est. 1901. Site of Toronto Headquarters Canadian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Toronto, Ontario, 1982.
81.8 × 104.6 cm, archival inkjet on photo paper, 2013

Imperial Klouncil, Kanadian Knights of Ku Klux Klan. Vancouver, B.C. 1926.
81.8 × 104.6 cm, archival inkjet on photo paper, 2013. Archival permissions: City of Vancouver Archives

Ku Klux Klan of Kanada Oath of Allegiance, Oath of Secrecy from Manual of the Order of Citizenship Invisible Empire Knights and Ladies of the Ku Klux Klan of Canada: the Rituals and Ceremonies.
81.8 × 104.6 cm, archival inkjet on photo paper, 2013. Archival permissions: City of Toronto Library

Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

The Vancouver Sun, Wednesday February 5, 1964, p.3, The Windsor Star. Wednesday February 5, 1964, The Globe and Mail. Wednesday February 5, 1964, p. 1.
Archival Inkjet print on photo paper 31 1/16 x 40 1/16 inches

Klan U.K.A. Rally (Macon, GA.) c. 1964.
Archival Inkjet print on photo paper 28 1/8 x 42 1/16 inches.

"Reporting: Trouble in Notasulga," Time Magazine, Friday, February 14, 1964 | Vol. 83 No. 7
Archival Inkjet print on photo paper Series of 3 20 x 26 1/16 inches

"We Got Nothing to Hide," Harold H. Martin & Kenneth Fairly, original photography by Lynn Pelham. Saturday Evening Post, January 30, 1965
Series of 5 Bi-Panel Original Documents 20 x 26 1/16 inches

Photo Credit: Cheryl O'Brien, Courtesy of The Art Gallery of York University

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Video: Paul Good at Notasulga, Single Channel Video Projection 22:30 minutes, B&W, Super 16mm/HD

 

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"The Klan Comes to Town" from This Hour Has Seven Minutes, CBC Studios, Toronto, October 24, 1965

Plywood stage installation, klan robes (2), mannequins (2), black curtains, table, glass ashtray, stage lights (2), tulip chairs (4), LCD monitor and stand, single channel video (20:00 timing needed)

Executive Producer: Scott McLaren

Cast: Grand Dragon Calvin Craig — Walter Rinaldi, Titan George Sligh — Oliver Bourque, Robert Hoyt — Russell Bennett, Reverend James Bevel — Wes Williams

Wardrobe/Seamstress: Jill Tomac

Videography: Chris Behnisch

Sound Recordist, Post Production Sound: Chandra Bulucon, Puppy Machine Productions

Production, Research & Studio Assistant: Iqrar Rivzi

Production assistance also from: York University Film/Video Department (Marcos Arriaga, Bill Byers), Gallery 44, Images Festival (Pablo de Ocampo, Scott Berry), Fearless Films, Lewis Kaye Casting Agency, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (University of Toronto)

 

In Memoriam: William Peter Baergen (1935-2013)