The Call of Things

Vernissage: May 4, 3 - 5

May 4 - June 22, 2019

Art Mûr Gallery, Montréal

http://artmur.com/artistes/jessica-houston/the-call-of-things/

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Hasty Evacuation (Abandoned Whaling Station, Deception Island, Antarctica), 2018,  Archival Digital Print, 22 x 33”

Hasty Evacuation (Abandoned Whaling Station, Deception Island, Antarctica), 2018, Archival Digital Print, 22 x 33”

The Call of Things uses objects and photography to address colonialism, geopolitics and environmental distress of the North and South Poles. This assemblage creates a political ecology of things and meanings, where viewers can listen to the layered events that have shaped polar spaces. As viewers move through the gallery space, ‘calling’ the objects with their phones, the environment shifts in a continual state of emergence, activated by the viewers’ response to their environment. The photographs offer fragmented views of both poles—an Antarctic scientific base, an abandoned RCMP outpost, remnants of a whaling station are some of the material consequences of human and beyond-human relations.

 

Some contributors include: Okalik Eegeesiak, former Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council; Anne Michaels, poet and author of many books, including Fugitive Pieces; Antarctic Whaler Gibbie Fraser; Andrew Stuhl, author of Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism and the Transformation of Inuit Lands; and filmmakers Ivalo Frank and Marquise Lapage.

Paper 2019

April 26, 27, 28

Grand Quay, Port of Montreal
200 de la Commune St W
Montreal, QC H2Y 2B2

https://papiermontreal.com/en/exhibitors/art-mur/

With An Eye Of Faith (Elephant Island, Antarctica), 2018,  Archival Digital Print, 22 x 33”

With An Eye Of Faith (Elephant Island, Antarctica), 2018, Archival Digital Print, 22 x 33”