Image courtesy Parks Canada/The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Drift is a video to accompany an art exhibition of the same name held 22 June to 8 September, 2013 at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

In 2008 guest curator Micah Donovan travelled to Nova Scotia, and at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, saw photographs of Bell's experimental kites. In contemplating the connections between inventing new shapes for kiting, and allowing the imagination to dream up new concepts of communication, a curatorial question emerged; "When we play, what does the world reveal to us that is otherwise invisible?"

Drift is the exhibition that has resulted from this thought process about experimentation.

In the creative process, the ability to engage with the unknown—results of experiments, discovery of new materials, accidents, or drifting away from original intent—is a powerful tool that translates in resulting work. The projects in this exhibition offer a glimpse of differing strategies that move within the unknown. This exhibition includes the aforementioned photographs of Alexander Graham Bell from the collection of the Parks Canada/The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, as well as video works by Callum Cooper, Klara Hobza, and Kristan Horton, and sculpture by Marc Ganzglass, and Christof Migone. Curated by Micah Donovan, Essay by Malcolm Sutton.

 

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