Artist & anthropologist

I am an artist, anthropologist, educator and clinical counsellor. I work within human and more than human communities at the intersection of social practice, ethnography, and political ecology. You will find more details about what I am up to throughout this site.

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image showing a glass plate with anthotype print underneath it

Photodynamic gardening

Making images with plants. Experimental ethnography. Leaves of stinging nettle, mashed up rose and bee balm petals, elderberry fruit.


Anarchival materiality within archives

Research-creation documenting the generative force of entropy in archives. The force of molecular transformation, violence, displacement, and other human and non-human agencies render archival materials as fugitives, both eluding and driving preservation.


the drift camera installed at the AGGV

A continuous slow movement

A camera reconstructed around the force of drift to think about what escapes capitalist extractivism. A proposal for how we might forge different relations with photography.


still from the 15 minute video studies for the perfect moment by Trudi Lynn Smith and Krista Caballero

Studies for Making and Unmaking

A 15 minute film loop and performance. Making and unmaking encounters, curved by gusting winds, the squeak of technological breakdown, and the distortion of projections on paper.


Artist Krista Caballero working with the breath camera

Breath Camera (prototype I)

An anticapitalist wearable camera form about impermanence: camera bellows, viewing screen, and a 3 x 9 foot darkcloth mix the fleshy with the fleeting.


Image of a photocollage showing Dawson's 1874 image of present day Waterton Lake with collaged butterflies by Trudi Lynn Smith

Life and Death in Waterton Lakes National Park

Life and Death in Waterton Lakes National Park:  A research program grounded in re-enactments of archival images to understand and privilege instability, ongoingness, and difference as vital impulses in photography.