"Compass" was developed to serve as a counterpoint to "Insufficient Instant," and it was done during a residency at the Drake Devonshire at Prince Edwards County, near Toronto. It stood in position for a few days serving as a way to mark a certain position from which one could witness the passages of light and time by the lake.
The series “Measure of Dispersion” is comprised of sculptures and installations that aim to amplify and manipulate the spectator’s field of vision through the use of blind spot mirrors and a modular metal structure. It uses ordinary materials that are combined in different ways to reconfigure the apprehension of one's surroundings, and change one's own sense of location.
Rather than capturing a specific moment like a camera, the mirrors reflect a fragmented body seen from uncontrollable angles and different points in space simultaneously. The resulting viewer experience is a challenge to the impulse to project preconceived assumptions onto what we see: we are made to test our sense of familiarity with our surroundings and, more importantly, with ourselves.
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