Orbiting the art&tech world while launching spores of crip resistance into the jetstream of normate perspective.🍄🤖
The Singing Condition I & II
This work is a two part kinetic sculpture consisting of a flock of twenty mechanical models of birds and two nest winding mechanisms
These works are derived from an exploration of birds that are found in techno-urban settings, in particular, the European Starling, Bower Birds, Magpies, and Social Weaver birds. I define a techno-urban environment here as an environment filled with electronic devices which are used by humans to navigate and communicate in the urban space around them. Within each of these works I have taken an aspect of the bird’s behaviours that I see as adaptations of living within techno-urban environments. The main idea for this body of work is exploring the process of how by-products of the human techno-sphere alter the bio-sphere. I define a technological by-product as any secondary effect and/or object that stems from technology that can be used in a manner which is not part of its original purpose. The by-products that I use in these works are communication signals and construction materials.
Exhibited: Winnipeg Art Gallery, North Dakota Museum of Art, Calgary Art Gallery, Dunlop Art Gallery.