Still Alive Residency
Still Alive Residency, 2016
The photographs produced at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, critique the relationships between the oil economy and consumer culture. Inspired by images of plastic gyre debris floating within the world’s oceans, these photographs of everyday novelty petroleum based products were composed so as to deconstruct the addictive nature of consumerism. The works generated are not images of the objects themselves, rather they are photographs of distorted reflections and in some instances multiple reflections experienced simultaneously. The fictitious spaces depicted within these images serve as an inquiry into the primal nature of consumption by exploring the realm of the metaphysical and its relationship to the real world of objects.
Special thank you to the Herb and Ivy Paris Endowment for the financial support in making the residency possible.