Nunavut Lights

Nunavut Lights

Created in collaboration with Ryerson colleagues Pierre Tremblay and David Bouchard, Nunavut Lights is a multifaceted project exploring visualizations of a photographic archive. The archive – collected and analyzed by our automated system – consists of a collection of time-lapsed images captured by a weather webcam in Kimmirut, Nunavut in 2010-2012. On June 21, 2010, the longest day of the year, we started capturing from the webcam. Data was collected four times every hour, twenty-four hours a day. The archive contains over 60,000 images.

Nunavut Lights is a multi-format project that includes interactive works and short films proposing various experiences of reading the database.


Constructed Land

InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre
May 25 - June 30, 2012 

with Alex Geddie

"Constructed Land" is an exhibition and multi-format (multi-channel video, interactive projections, sound) project which proposes various experiences of reading this amazing database. The Kimmirut scene remains a constant throughout, but it is transformed, re-imagined, and presented under a different light by each process. The artists have assembled and recombined this vast array of images as new visual compositions representing different facets of this fascinating town on the edges of our imagination.

Through the multiplicity of a single image, the viewer is given a narrow perspective on this remote landscape, while at the same time exposed to a variety of ways of seeing. Evoking notions of solitude and encroachment, the fragility of "settlement" and the powerful forces of nature, the work exposes us to a region of the country few of us have ever experienced.

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