work

  • 2014

    Silent Trans-Forming is a video installation constructed of common materials. A black tarp is re-deployed as a screen which displays an enigmatic text, cut from its centre, concerning the passage of time. A silent black and white video of Pat & Lolly Vegas performing "Write Me, Baby" is projected onto this modified tarp.  This particular combination of elements is conceived as a deliberately ad hoc formation, informed by something other than a strict, defined...

  • 2014

    Exploring the politics of representation, Station to Station is comprised of abstracted film stills created through the productive misuse of technology. Sourced from Kent Mackenzie’s film, The Exiles (1961), These images are made by scanning the film while it is being played on a portable digital video player: turning moving images into still ones. The documentary style film follows a small group of Indigenous people living in Los Angeles. Over a twelve-hour period, the...

  • 2014

    Interlocutions derives from research concerning the use of printmaking technologies within Northwest Coast art in relation to Indigenous literary histories. These toner-based plotter prints depict texts written in response to works by Indigenous authors that negotiate the presence of the past within contemporary life.

  • 2013

    Concerned with the process of image production and dealing directly with materiality, the works in (And) Other Echoes function at the threshold of visibility. Continuing the an examination into technological mediation and its capture of cultural and political intervals, the work takes Kent McKenzie's 1961 film The Exiles as a source material. The Exiles documents one night in the lives of young Indigenous men...

  • 2013

    This public work was conceived to accompany As It Comes, a series of text works displayed in the windows of the Contemporary Art Gallery.

  • 2013

    As It Comes re-assembles passages taken from three North American First Nations autobiographies: Black Elk Speaks, Yellow Wolf His Own Story and During My Time by Florence Edenshaw Davidson, my great grandmother. All of the texts tell of the legislation of indigenous rights amidst the coming of modernity, with each written as a personal account yet authored by and credited to someone else. Black Elk’s story is told by American poet John G....

  • 2013

    Hidden Transcripts utilize the black metal logos for Indigenous place names created for The Writing Lesson. This body of work is constructed using brown vinyl applied to the reverse side of a white tarp. Optically, the tarp becomes an obstacle to viewing the image.
     
    The Writing Lesson deployed the visual component of the heavy metal subgenre of black metal as a vernacular mode of writing to illustrate place names with...

  • 2013

    The pho­tographs which com­prise Inter­vals/Illumination are con­cerned with tech­no­log­i­cal medi­a­tion, the rela­tion of pho­tog­ra­phy to time and how the polit­i­cal dimen­sion of cul­tural prac­tice is expressed, artis­ti­cally or oth­er­wise. Cre­ated through the use of exist­ing video as mate­r­ial in the pro­duc­tion of sta­tic images,...

  • 2012

    Rez Gas is an ongoing body of work in which images of independent, Aboriginal-owned gas stations are faded onto black construction paper.

  • 2012

    captured speech writing back: Toronto is an iteration of The Writing Lesson developed as a large-scale billboard to be displayed on the exterior of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, ON.