I am an artist and anthropologist.
My artistic and academic practices are platforms to address the lively political, habitual and material entanglements between photography, archives and places. I create installations, performances, and written works to address ethics in photography and archives and to propose new forms of collectivity.
Residue: Anarchival materiality within archives
Documenting the ways that archives are infused with anarchic energy.
Pup Tent Camera Obscura
Three repurposed 1980s pup-tents reconstructed into camera obscuras for an experimental artist installation addressing intersections between “public funding for the arts” and “public lands” in North America.
A modified a swing-lens Kodak Panoram to explore embodied user experience.
An ongoing performed archive and exhibition (2009-) that documents re-enactments of photographs in Canadian National Parks.
Breath Camera (prototype I)
I work in National Parks with scientists, tourists, artists and locals to explore and connect ecological and social complexity through photography. Prototype I is a camera bellows with fabric on the front, viewing screen material on the back and a 3 x 9 foot darkcloth to envelop the person using the device.
Feminist art archives, colonial photography and a giant camera made for documenting a studio space 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.