Searching for Eden in the Hearts of Vagabond, (Object-Poems) 2018
...a sort of map unfolds
A map that you enter
of places I feel alive
images: Vancouver ArtWaste 2018 (group show), hosted by Dynamo Arts Association
works exhibited: CanPants, Kopi Courtyard, A Gesture Counteract To The Erasure of Causality
Sound but flexible structures of value, Object-Poems require a place to be found, like something secret, in your heart. Suggesting a map, a landscape, a body, the forms are shifting from something familiar to abstract. Embracing local specificity that imparts emotional and aesthetic resonance (the social and the aesthetic are inextricable), a language unfolds: a plurality of overlapping possibility of exchanges.
Object-Poems convey new interpretations on that which is:
To Find Freedom/ To Find Place/ To Belong
Connecting to a land – dependent on a structural tension between form and existence – landscapes define the ethics of human place, shifting the forms of dependency: the opening up of/ negotiations of space, resource, abundance. Such a living context (flows of movement, fragile infrastructures, precarious and indeterminate materiality) open the possibilities of temporal interdependency: A Landscape of Potential. Collective and individual experiences take shape in and around these architectures. Considering uncertainty – engaging in or expressing based on notional relational conjuncture and imperfection – exchange of meaning is based on reciprocity; the sharing of pathos.
There is no beginning, nor end;
In what ways do we adapt?
To re-imagine landscapes towards a contemporary Understanding of Place is to make + unmake boundaries: territory, border, boundary – the line between fact and fiction – that which divides communities, regions, nations, continents, and those separating past, present, reality, dreams, rationality and absurdity are re-negotiated. Forgotten peripheries: experience, fable, myth and memory open up a certain imagination towards new forms of being.
A Narrative Not to Know,
With Many Ways of Seeing