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Welcome aboard Arrive Early, Expect Delays. This hand-bound multi-media chapbook encompasses our experience spending a month living on the railway. Travelling across Canada by train in July of 2017, as the nation turned 150 and we, as young artists, were beginning to peek out of the honeymoon phase of adult-hood-proper — a travel with 3998 of our peers on a once-in-a-life-time $150 youth pass — we welcome you to join us and toy playfully with our evolving generational identity in this country. This chapbook is a mixture of personal essays by Shimshon Obadia, poems by Emily MacMillen, and video art woven throughout by both of us that we have used to colour an exploration of the notoriously vague millennial-Canadian through place(s) along these historic steel rails. By way of our words and by way of our sights, we invite you to look out the windows of this train and be transported across the country. En route, we have endeavoured to create a back and forth that captures the breathtaking experience of travelling coast-to-coast while subtly questioning what the concept of “Canada” is for us in this new generation coming of age and inheriting her stewardship in the way every young adult knows best; through well-planned aimless adventure.
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