Anarchival materiality within archives is an ongoing research-creation project that documents 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 Breath Camera is a wearable camera form about impermanence: camera bellows, viewing screen, and a 3 x 9 foot darkcloth mix the fleshy with the fleeting.
Life and Death in Waterton Lakes National Park: A research program grounded in re-enactments of archival images to understand instability, ongoingness, and difference — what I consider as vital impulses in photography. Photographs are not only fixed as images or objects, but lively, entangled and emergent events (2003-present).
The Ethnographic Terminalia curatorial collective explores the boundaries of anthropology and art through exhibitions, experimental installations, events and publications. Working since 2009, we’ve shown more than 150 artists in locations across North America.
A 15 minute film loop that brings together digital and analogue archives into projections and performances. Making and unmaking encounters, curved by gusting winds, the squeak of technological breakdown, and the distortion of projections on paper.
A continuous slow movement (drift camera) is a camera reconstructed around the force of drift as a way to use photography to think about what escapes capitalist extractivism. A proposal for how we might forge different relations to photography.
A modified swing-lens Kodak Panoram broken and rebuilt to reconsider the interface between time and space in photographic embodiments.
An ongoing performed archive and exhibitions (2009-) documenting the productive failure of re-enactments of photographs in mountain environments of Canadian National Parks.
562 Fisgard: Feminist art archives and a giant camera made for documentation collide in the present-day artist studio. Infolding people into the back of the camera during invited events about photography + duration.
A line in process by Jenaya Webb, an open water swimmer, anthropologist, and librarian, who I work with in parks and protected areas. This is experimental feminist praxis, fieldwork that prioritizes lake swimming as a way to explore the ‘thick description’ of embodied gestures, lines, abstraction in film and photography, the social life of rumours, and ‘swimmer’s itch’.
Portable Camera Obscura is an immersive technology. It is a walk-in, room-sized camera – a tent that breaks into multiple pieces to refigure relations between people, images and materials.
Conduit is a collaboration between myself and sound artist Jamie Drouin. Using the central skylight in Open Space Art Society as a starting point, we direct frequencies into the gallery space using simple lenses, mirrors and antennae. (2011-2013).