I am excited to be showing my breathing room project as well as some new work in this upcoming exhibition:
Saturday, October 14, 2017 to Saturday, November 25, 2017
Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON: http://www.modernfuel.org/exhibitions
Biological barriers severely limit our comprehension of the perceptual worlds of others, making the ways in which we survive together often invisible or even unknown. This exhibition is comprised of two distinct yet related works, each in their own way an exploration of the relationship between human and plant life, rooted in our shared terrestrial experience and interdependence, while referencing ideas from science-fiction, architecture, biology and botany.
The title for this exhibition is drawn from Ursula k Le Guin’s 1971 short story Vaster Than Empires and More Slow. In it, a plant-based planet is visited by a group of humanoid explorers who—upon finding it devoid of animal life—at first describe it dismissively as ‘empty.’ While invisible to their human senses, the visitors come to learn that the planet possesses a sophisticated interconnected intelligence and functions as a collective super-organism, yet they experience only a world of “Infinite plants…infinite silences”.