Portrait of the Living Sky
Portrait of the Living Sky" is multimedia installation focusing on how we interpret and interact with traveling as a means of research, discovery, and stimuli through the lens of a digital-physical perspective. The installation is inspired by site-specific travel research within the locations of Iquitos (Peruvian Amazon), Montreal (Quebec, Canada) & Baltimore (Maryland, US). Within these geographical location, this work examines the sonic landscapes, infrastructure, and relationships to each other and how it's translation echoes from something of memory, archive, or a physical reminisce or ornament . The process of interpreting these locations after traveling through them back to back becomes a cathartic experience of time, space, and growth for the traveler. Portrait of the Living Sky is an experimental ode to this sentiment and experience. This project was commissioned by Pigment Sauvage Program: La Track/ The Track and exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore.
This is the third iteration of this installation project. This work was recently installed at Gallery B (Bethesda, MD), for the 2020 Trawick Prize Exhibtion. This work was awardes 2nd place for best in the show. Previously this was also installed at Gallerie B312 (Montreal-Quebec, Cananda) and Baltimore ICA (Baltimore, MD).
La Track / The Track is born from the will to build bridges between Montreal and Baltimore. All six multidisciplinary Canadian artists and collectives invited (performance art, visual arts, sound art and art installation) attended a 2-3-week residency at Pigment Sauvage between February and October 2019, including a public presentation at the end. The 5 artists from Baltimore attended a residency in August 2019 in Montréal to feel the vibe and be inspired by the city. After these residencies, their their work will be showcased in 2 collective exhibitions, the first, this exhibition, in Baltimore (ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art), then in Montréal (Galerie B-312)in February, 2020. This project, curated by Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron, aims at the elaboration of a mixed-gender, multidisciplinary, multicultural, inclusive, respectful and open-minded program.
Geared towards disorientation, rootlessness and encounters, the projects will explore the way our relationship with the act of creation is affected by changes in scenery and culture. How can movement, shifting locations and the unknown characterize one’s identity, may it be cultural, historical, political or sexual? What do we bring back and what is left behind when we leave? A person? A state of mind? How do we mark our territory? What way of shattering conventions do we have? Making the limits undistinguishable? Blurring the lines? How do we (re)write history?