My artistic and academic practices are platforms to address the lively political, habitual and material entanglements between photography, archives, and places. I work with cultural practices of photography and create installations, performances, and written works to reconnect and reaffirm connections between photography and impermanence.
Residue: Anarchival materiality within archives
Documenting the ways that archives are challenged by the lively anarchy of the materials themselves.
Pup Tent Camera Obscura
Three repurposed 1980s pup-tents reconstructed into anti-capitalist camera obscuras.
An ongoing performed archive and exhibitions (2009-) documenting the productive failure of re-enactments of photographs in mountain environments of Canadian National Parks.
Breath Camera (prototype I)
A wearable camera form about impermanence: camera bellows, viewing screen, and a 3 x 9 foot darkcloth mix the fleshy with the fleeting.
Feminist art archives, colonial photography and a giant camera made for documentation collide in the present-day aritist studio. Infolding people into the back of the camera during invited events about photography + duration.
Life and Death in Waterton Lakes National Park
A 28×43 digital composite print folded, a print of an academic paper published in Anthropologica, in an archival box. Photographs are not only fixed as images or objects, but lively, entangled and emergent events.