I wish I could say that you will be able to catch the latest
episode of Uni-Farm but I cannot. You will be able to see some of my other
video work screening at the Globe Cinema in Calgary. Directed by Ryan
McClure Scott, shot by yours truly, and performed by talented folks of
Sleepkit, the music video for Constantinople is a smokey ABBA'esque...
something. Just watch.
Despite what my partner in crime Ryan Scott might say, this music was a real challenge for me. I wasn't directing which it may come as a surprise is a real challenge to not step on toes. As the edit came to the end there was much agonizing and hand wringing watching the band watch the video. They were pleased which is all that matters and I really must thank them for the opportunity. Quite the brain muscle stretch.
Welp this summer had a few opportunities for people to see Episode 2. Unfortunately I didn't make use of this handy soapbox to advertize. I'm dumb anyway big thanks go out to Truck Gallery and Shelley Ouellet's OIC Gallery formerly Carpet n' Toast Gallery. Jeremy Pavka at Truck geared us up in the middle of a park for a bike in Cinema, and Shelley Ouellet asked me if I would have a backyard screening to reopen her lovely OIC gallery to another hoard of people. I'm really feeling the calgary community love here.
I am from Alberta where I currently base my practice. I am an ACAD grad circa 2008. In my time at ACAD I focused on printmaking, but towards graduation I became interested in turning garbage into art, or sometimes just interesting stuff to furnish my life. This has grown into an interdisciplinary practice of constructing narrative through video, performance and installation to effectively stir up conversations about the fragility of modern infrastructure.
I love pushing the boundaries of what is possible with limited resources and with largely salvaged materials and tools. My work is influenced by Ethics and Politics and 80’s popular culture and I have been interested in the idea of food as a political, and socio-economic force, teetering on collapse.
I have shown nationally and participated in a number of exhibitions. I also am a Technician at the Alberta College of Art + Design, and following in my grandfathers footsteps I fix things… anything.