"Artists Animate the Expo 67 Archives” will highlight artists’ processes of working in/with archives by presenting discussing, and reflecting on three artists research-creation processes: Leisure (Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley), and Althea Thauberger with Danica Evering. These artists are contributing to "In Search of Expo 67" at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (June 21 to October 8, 2017) co-curated by Lesley Johnstone and Monika Kin Gagnon, an exhibition of new works and several archival multi-screen films.
Althea Thauberger’s L’arbre est dans ses feuilles explores the story of The People Tree, part of the Canada Pavilion, organized by NFB Still Image Division Archive from 1963-1966. The original spherical structure resembled a maple tree and held hundreds of photographs of Canadians and was conceived as a portrait of Canada at the Centennial celebrations. Althea has worked from the NFB archives currently held at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.