46 in Red Rock
This video serves as a satirical preemptive documentary, predicting that Red Rock, Alberta, an arid section of the Southern Alberta badlands, would break the record for "hottest day in Canada." At the time, the record of 45 degrees had been held by Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan since 1937.
46 in Red Rock was made in 2019, two years before the heat record was crushed when Lytton, BC hit 49.6 degrees on June 29, 2021. This "false documentary" is part of my ongoing research on the methods and media we use to represent climate, physical environments, and statistics.
Tyler Muzzin is an artist and writer from Innerkip, Ontario currently living in Thunder Bay. Many of his projects critically address the representation of physical environments. He has exhibited and published across Canada, the United States, Germany, Iceland, and Greece.