I have just come across a very thoughtful blog post about igNIGHT and my newest work The Light.
Check it out on McMurray Musings.
The Light remains on view in Jubilee Plaza in Fort McMurray until all the lights burn out.
I am very pleased to announce that my newest, and brightest work will be premiered at igNIGHT!
Hosted by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo igNIGHT seeks to reimagine, transform, and energize public spaces. My work will honour the final days of the tungsten light bulb.
As of 2015 the light bulb as we know it will no longer be produced in North America. While this marks an advance in environmental responsibility, it also marks the death of a technology that changed the world. As the light bulb fades into the past, my newest work will function as an epitaph that invites contemplation of change, hope, passage and death.
igNIGHT begins October 23rd, in Fort McMurray and although the festival only lasts for ten days, my work will be on display until the end of the year to accommodate its time-based nature.
Waiter’s Hourglass was also part of the Biennial Emerging Artists Exhibition – Uncooperative at Forest City Gallery. This year addressing the theme of ‘exhaustion,’ Uncooperative speaks to creative workers’ systematic exhaustion and the realization that we are collectively bound up in the same pressures to perform based on the unrealistic, counter-productive expectations of fast-food economics: quick, effective, more.
The Calgary Herald’s Swerve Magazine recommended our show and featured an interview with us by Craig R. Palmer.
The Edmonton Examiner‘s Doug Johnson discussed the show’s uncanny juggling act between performance art and installation.
Getting to know the local art communities was great, and it won’t be long before we’re back.
You can read about my time in space here.
This summer I was the first Artist in Residence at the 27th Space Studies Program (SSP).
While acting as Rocket Artist, or resident Space Oddity, I re-imagined the Pioneer Plaque. Originally created in 1972 for inclusion on the Pioneer 10 launch, the Pioneer Plaque was a pictoral message to possible extraterrestrial life that may intercept it. Art for aliens…talk about a challenge!