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    Tittle: "Touching" Video and Photography Installation (Prints on Backlit Film 32"x46")  Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton AB, 2011  Two Channel Video Installation ( 2-5 min loop) with (Large Scale Photographs printed on Backlit Film and support by Crystal Panels, Wood Box frames)  Exhibiting 2011-2016: Between Species, Urban Video Project, Multi Media Arts Initiative, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (March 2016). Pavement Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (2013), Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (Oct-Nov 2013). Zoller Gallery, University of Pennsylvania State College (April-May 2013), Touching Grizzly Bears, Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta Biennial Curated by Nancy Tousley. Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB (March 2012), " Sincerely Yours" "Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON. "DayDreamer" Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), Chief Juror Jennifer Baichwal, Toronto, ON (2012).      Touching Grizzly Bears and more...    Visitors to our national parks arrive burdened with a desire that is unnerving despite (or perhaps, because of) how common it has become. This is the desire to encounter the bodies of wild animals. For most, it is enough to catch a glimpse of an animal moving through the forest or escaping into the underbrush. For others, the pull of animal bodies is so powerful that they want contact: closer, closer still, moving forward in hope, fear, anticipation, expectation. All that is missing in the sometimes deadening conveniences of modern life are condensed into the possibility of a touch between two living, unlike species.   And what if such a touch became possible? These images offer evidence of contact between an animal body and human one. They are possible only because the animal bodies have become domesticated in one of the many ways we have developed to fix them in place and open them up to our knowledge systems. The images are of my hand slowly caressing mammals in the storage room of a natural history museum. In such places, even when the bodies of animals are no longer alive, the fact that they are placed in dioramas behind glass and shielded from our hands, makes us want to touch them. “Touching” explores our desire for contact, investigating the intimacy of animal bodies. It does so in a way that mourns their death; it mourns, too, that gap in our present sense of ourselves that creates a need for a touch of the wild that is fast disappearing. 
       
     
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    Tittle: "Touching" Video and Photography Installation (Prints on Backlit Film 32"x46")  Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton AB, 2011  Two Channel Video Installation ( 2-5 min loop) with (Large Scale Photographs printed on Backlit Film and support by Crystal Panels, Wood Box frames)  Exhibiting 2011-2016: Between Species, Urban Video Project, Multi Media Arts Initiative, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (March 2016). Pavement Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (2013), Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (Oct-Nov 2013). Zoller Gallery, University of Pennsylvania State College (April-May 2013), Touching Grizzly Bears, Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta Biennial Curated by Nancy Tousley. Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB (March 2012), " Sincerely Yours" "Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON. "DayDreamer" Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), Chief Juror Jennifer Baichwal, Toronto, ON (2012).      Touching Grizzly Bears and more...    Visitors to our national parks arrive burdened with a desire that is unnerving despite (or perhaps, because of) how common it has become. This is the desire to encounter the bodies of wild animals. For most, it is enough to catch a glimpse of an animal moving through the forest or escaping into the underbrush. For others, the pull of animal bodies is so powerful that they want contact: closer, closer still, moving forward in hope, fear, anticipation, expectation. All that is missing in the sometimes deadening conveniences of modern life are condensed into the possibility of a touch between two living, unlike species.   And what if such a touch became possible? These images offer evidence of contact between an animal body and human one. They are possible only because the animal bodies have become domesticated in one of the many ways we have developed to fix them in place and open them up to our knowledge systems. The images are of my hand slowly caressing mammals in the storage room of a natural history museum. In such places, even when the bodies of animals are no longer alive, the fact that they are placed in dioramas behind glass and shielded from our hands, makes us want to touch them. “Touching” explores our desire for contact, investigating the intimacy of animal bodies. It does so in a way that mourns their death; it mourns, too, that gap in our present sense of ourselves that creates a need for a touch of the wild that is fast disappearing. 
       
     

Tittle: "Touching" Video and Photography Installation (Prints on Backlit Film 32"x46")

Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton AB, 2011

Two Channel Video Installation ( 2-5 min loop) with (Large Scale Photographs printed on Backlit Film and support by Crystal Panels, Wood Box frames)

Exhibiting 2011-2016: Between Species, Urban Video Project, Multi Media Arts Initiative, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (March 2016). Pavement Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (2013), Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (Oct-Nov 2013). Zoller Gallery, University of Pennsylvania State College (April-May 2013), Touching Grizzly Bears, Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta Biennial Curated by Nancy Tousley. Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB (March 2012), " Sincerely Yours" "Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON. "DayDreamer" Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), Chief Juror Jennifer Baichwal, Toronto, ON (2012).

 

Touching Grizzly Bears and more...

 Visitors to our national parks arrive burdened with a desire that is unnerving despite (or perhaps, because of) how common it has become. This is the desire to encounter the bodies of wild animals. For most, it is enough to catch a glimpse of an animal moving through the forest or escaping into the underbrush. For others, the pull of animal bodies is so powerful that they want contact: closer, closer still, moving forward in hope, fear, anticipation, expectation. All that is missing in the sometimes deadening conveniences of modern life are condensed into the possibility of a touch between two living, unlike species.

 And what if such a touch became possible? These images offer evidence of contact between an animal body and human one. They are possible only because the animal bodies have become domesticated in one of the many ways we have developed to fix them in place and open them up to our knowledge systems. The images are of my hand slowly caressing mammals in the storage room of a natural history museum. In such places, even when the bodies of animals are no longer alive, the fact that they are placed in dioramas behind glass and shielded from our hands, makes us want to touch them. “Touching” explores our desire for contact, investigating the intimacy of animal bodies. It does so in a way that mourns their death; it mourns, too, that gap in our present sense of ourselves that creates a need for a touch of the wild that is fast disappearing. 

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 Jan-May 2013, Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta Biennial "Touching Grizzly"
       
     

Jan-May 2013, Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta Biennial "Touching Grizzly"

  Jan-May 2013 Exhibition at Alberta Biennial, Edmonton, Alberta, CA    
       
     

Jan-May 2013 Exhibition at Alberta Biennial, Edmonton, Alberta, CA

 

       
     

Video Touching Grizzly
Feb-March 2016 “Between Species,” Urban Video Project, Everson Museum of Art, Multimedia Arts Initiative with Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.

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