Views of Cascadia

Cascade, HD video, 2019, 5:28 minutes

 

“If Nature is a painting then we are viewers:  We look, and our understanding comes through our eyes. The eyes don’t serve as forerunners for the other senses, for touching, tasting, smelling, inhabiting the natural world, but look across the void never to be crossed…We look across a distance at something that is not ourselves and does not include us.”

John Muir, Nature

 

 

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Views of Cascadia,  HD video,  17:33

 

Blast, archival print, 2019, 137 x 92 cm (54 x 36) inches

 

Album, HD video, 9:17 min., 2020

 

 

View of Cascadia (looking East), archival print, 2019, 92 x 137 cm (36 x 54 inches)

 

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Valence, archival print, 2019, 137 x 92 cm (54 x 36) inches

 

The Cascadia project engages the subject of the landscape through historical photography in the public domain.  The project focuses on eight seminal photographers, Carleton Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, Edward Curtis, Major James Skitt Matthews and William John Moore, who photographed the Cascadia region and its inhabitants from Northern California to Southern Alaska.

 

 

Sunset, archival print, 2019, 107 x 92 cm (42 x 36 inches)

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The project includes analogue and digital photography, interactive video and internet podcasts.

 

Mirror Image, 2018, archival print, 20 x 35 inches

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The Cascadia project is integrative, expansive and scalable and endeavors to support the work of a number of contemporary artists and artist collaboratives by producing a database of  historical imagery. The project attempts to establish a shared cultural subject, uniting artists in both Canada and the United States by making its research broadly available to the cultural communities of the region.

 

 

 

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