Wilderment


Art Gallery of Alberta, Timeland:Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, May – August 2010
Neutral Ground, Solo Exhibition, May, 2013

An Installation with 40 motorized cranes that move in sequence when triggered by the viewer.

The edge of the city is a mesh of tightly woven grids. Rows and rows of houses pile up, one upon the other. There are stacks on stacks for miles.

The boundary of the city is pushing outward and the grasslands are being consumed. Construction cranes are sprouting up like wildfire. Their seeds blow wildly across the landscape. They grow anywhere where the soil is rich and they are spreading out in all directions. They are hardy, resilient to disease and they are infiltrating the fields. The cranes bend and turn in the wind with a chaotic grinding rhythm. They grow quickly and once they are fully mature they begin their work. Lifting the grasses blade by blade they slowly and methodically open up the prairie. Rows and rows of houses pile up one upon the other. There are stacks on stacks for miles.