Photodynamic Gardening. Making images with plants. Experimental ethnography. Leaves of stinging nettle, mashed up rose and bee balm petals, elderberry fruit.
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).
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.
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.
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.
An ongoing performed archive and exhibitions (2009-) documenting the productive failure of re-enactments of photographs in mountain environments of Canadian National Parks.
Feminist art archives and a giant camera made for documentation of the artist studio. Infolding people into the back of the camera during invited events about photography.
A modified swing-lens Kodak Panoram broken and rebuilt to reconsider the interface between time and space in photographic embodiments.
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.
Using the central skylight in a gallery as a starting point, Jamie Drouin and I direct frequencies into the Open Space Arts Society space using simple lenses, mirrors and antennae. (2011-2013).
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’.