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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Lately I’m totally confused about what I should wear and how many activities I can pack into a day – that must mean spring is here! (or almost!!) Can’t wait to get my hands into the dirt and soak up some B.C. sunshine. I’ll keep this short. With all the possibility in the air I know how precious your time and focus is so please feel free to remove yourself from this list – but if I’ve inspired you in the least, please share! Trying to grow my audience these days 🙂

Hallowed Winds is opening this week in Kamloops, B.C. at Arnica Artist-Run Centre.

I’m really pumped to bring Hallowed Winds to a new community. I built this interactive sound installation while in residence at Quest University Canada with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Squamish Arts Council.Hallowed Winds (2015) examines how our physical body holds a memory. To touch and be touched momentarily ruptures the boundary between our internal and external sense of space. Participants engaging with the installation will hear multiple stories about the memory of touch that ride on breath and wind, evoking the deeply felt nature of relationships.Here’s a short video preview of the installation:

 “Our body is not in space like things, it inhabits or haunts space. It applies itself to space like a hand to an instrument, and when we wish to move about we do not move our body as we move an object. We transport it without instruments as if by magic, since it is ours and because through it we have access to space.”– Maurice Merleau-Ponty. An Unpublished Text. The Primacy of Perception: And Other Essays on Phenomenlogical Psychology.  Translated by Arleen B. Dallery. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1964

Hallowed Winds, March 24 – April 27, 2018
Arnica Artist Run Centre
Old Courthouse Cultural Centre
7 Seymour St West,  Kamloops, B.C.Opening Night: Saturday March 24, 2018, 6:30 -8:30pm. (I will be in attendance)
More information and RSVP hereArtist Talk, Friday March 23, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Thompson Rivers University, Old Main 1494
More information and RSVP hereI will be showing alongside the talented Teresa Ascencao who will be performing at Thompson Rivers University from 1:45 – 2 pm.
More information and RSVP here

In Berlin, “An Encyclopedia of Tenderness // Eine Enzyklopädie des Zarten” curated by Anne Brannys at  Galerie im Körnerpark continues until April 18, 2018.The exhibition project “An Encyclopedia of Tenderness” is based on the dissertation of the same name by Anne Brannys. In it, the artist illuminates the central concept of the delicate from different perspectives and interlinks human and scientific as well as artistic questions. In eight focal points, the exhibition unfolds the theme as a walk-in encyclopaedia in a spatial structure specially developed for the presentation. This spatially rhythmic order of knowledge is at the same time permeable and allows cross-connections between the exhibits through a sensory guidance system. The artistic works – a selection from an extensive archive of positions, submitted on a call for tender – illustrate a diverse range of approaches to the subject and explore the complexity of the term in a sensory perceptible way. Thus, the physically experienceable experience of an exhibition becomes a logical extension of the collection of knowledge available in book form.Featured in this exhibition is a selection from my vulnerable language drawing series.

That’s all from me for now. Please let your friends and family in the Kamloops area know about Hallowed Winds at Arnica Artist Run Centre. Fun fact: The bottom of the mound of bedsheets is made of 6 or so sandbags filled with local material. In Squamish I used rocks, driftwood, wood chips from the local mill, sand and dirt. I’ll be on a mission my first day in Kamloops with a shovel – let’s hope the ground isn’t too frozen!Stay tuned for an exciting announcement from Bren Simmers and I about our project, Narratives of the Lost.If you’re interested in picking up any art cards or prints – shoot me an email or order from my website: and cards are also available through the Whistler Arts Council Gift Shop in Maury Young Arts Centre.Available in my online shop is a print of Button Down from Narratives of the Lost and a selection from Vulnerable Language.
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