PROJECTS, COLLABORATIONS AND SERVICES

This website SITE is intended to offer an ever evolving insight into my practice: both as an artist and a worker. I am using the categories of Projects, Services and Collaborations to provide multiple entry points into my work. Ideally visitors will be able to make links between each of these sections, as an important aspect of my artistic production is recognizing the ways in which all of my labour (artistic and otherwise) overlap in ideas and ideals.

Projects:
I am not restricted by medium, instead my works take on the forms required to best represent the ideas and concepts considered by each project. In many of my works I bring everyday items into the rarefied space of the gallery, and it might not always be clear what constitutes the work. My practice produces a minimal amount of waste.

Services:
I take on many different roles and positions in order to make it possible for me to make my work and my life sustainable. Gig work, such as cooking and preparing crew lunches, providing education workships, djing parties, working as a house painter or as a barista in a coffee shop, allows me time and flexibility to make work as an artist.

Collaborations:
As I am not tied to any specific medium I often work with others to produce aspects of my work. This assistance is integral in helping me to realize my vision into material. With such a focus on labour in my work, it is important that these workers are paid fair labour costs when helping to produce work.

Push, Sort, Hang, Dry and Crush

2014

SBC Contemporary Art Gallery Montreal Canada

As part of exhibition “A Problem So Big It Needs Other People”. Curator: cheyanne turions.
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
performance & discussion

Pull, Sort, Hang, Dry and Crush is an interactive performance involving food crops and their re-plantation. Transported thousands of kilometres, the wild thyme plants will be re-purposed through the processes of drying, crushing and storing. I spoke of the plants origin and in so doing I re-created the Zaatar mix using my mother’s technique. Tea was served.

As part of exhibition “A Problem So Big It Needs Other People”. Curator: cheyanne turions.
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art

 

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Credits and Thank You's:

Photo credit: Guy L'Heureux

Crédit vidéo / Video credit: Danielle Raymond

Thank you: cheyanne turions and SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art / Montreal.

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SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art Crédit vidéo / Video credit: Danielle Raymond

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