1, a temporary or nomadic shift serving to enclose, divide, protect or change ones identity(i.e.: your identity shifts depending on where you are). 2, To adapt to ones surroundings. 3, What is destroyed is reborn (i.e.: A wall is meant to set a barrier from one area to another, but making it portable means you have to set it up and take it down each time). 4, Fluctuating re-occurrences. 5, Paradigm shift. 6, A person who creates more than one identity, traces of digital footprints, profiles and usernames. 7, Cultural landscapes that become crisscrossed and blurred from globalization, shifting borders, war, geo-politics, digital revolution, travel, re-location, etc. 8, paying attention to the constant flux of rules, regulations, definitions, checks and changes on privacy laws and the ability to relearn what is learned.
Äkkigalleria is an artist-run, non-profit, nomadic exhibition space that appears spontaneously when appropriate locations become available. Their intention is to provide a rent-free exhibition space for local and international artists to show new work. Äkkigalleria was established in 2009, out of the necessity to mobilize visual arts into happenings and events. Äkkigalleria strives to promote creative risk taking, to find new and imaginative ways of sharing art with the public and to bring art to different public spheres by usurping existing spaces.
Hockey Night in Canada
Installation View, Variable Dimensions
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat AB, 2009
26 x 16 x 5
ATLANTIS was a body of work that progressed during the reign of the Bush administration from
2001 - 2008. I worked with a variety of media, drawing, sculpture, sound and video and compiled into several installations and performances over the years.
ATLANTIS is a protest of the erosion of the US Constitution, which was formed as a safeguard against tyranny by the Government.