2016, 02:00 minutes, colour
To give a measure of doubt in favour of human organization, we could say that what floats in the bay among the seaweed is accidental. And if the jellyfish and sea birds find value there, what does it say for our cultural legacy?
2015, 03:25 minutes, colour
As the natural environment fights back against the construction of a new suburb, a voice calls out for help. The audio has been mixed from urban and rural sources, recorded in various locations.
2014, 02:15 minutes, Colour
While contemplating an impossible and futile task, a lone figure ponders the meaning of life, passage of time and memories of lives lived.
Annotation is a performative video poem that started with reflection on a text by French writer Charles Péguy (1873 - 1914). In Oeuvres Posthumes, Péguy says God maybe likes more those who suffer the truth more than those who speak the truth. Péguy wrote that history has long arms and no arms. In the… ⊕
2012, 07:53 minutes, Colour
The World Portable Gallery Convention 2012 was an international convention of portable galleries and alternative spaces hosted by Eyelevel Gallery during the month of September. The project celebrated the variety of spaces into which curators around the globe have extended public interaction outside of the walls of art… ⊕
2012, 03:58 minutes, colour
A summer parade opening the Calgary Stampede celebrations, July 6, 2001 is presented in triplicate. The visuals provide a focus for reflection on events that only weeks later marked changed levels of social innocence. Missing Parade Notes was assembled and edited into a short video documenting highlights of the parade. Slow… ⊕
2011, 01:12 minutes, Colour
What lies beneath is obscured from the eyes and memory but never erased. The race to find H2O on the moon has less to do with discovery, and more to do with the burn and lay waste policy wiping out this planet's ecosystems.
Documentation of the MPB EARTH project. MPB EARTH offered the public a chance to take part in a hands-on science experiment. A small camera mounted on the string of a weather balloon transmitted its point of view to the backpack monitor. Through use of a mirror, Participants were able to direct the eye of the camera to pick up… ⊕
2008, 00:56 minutes, Colour
A text messaging poetry video.
2008, 01:35 minutes, Colour
A text messaging poetry video.
2007, 05:00 minutes
When searching through architectural ruins, the great and small accomplishments of human activity can whisper and shout out through the muted rubble that remains. Artifacts carry clues in the full range of value between the intangibles of spectacular and mundane time.
2007, 02:55 minutes
Perspective might be a matter of adaptation. Communication might be a matter of body movement, voice, and which side of a wall you inhabit.
2006, 05:10 minutes
What happened to the blue dinosaur? Through site searches on Vancouver Island, the town of Drumheller, Alberta and the surrounding badlands, an attempt is made to find some answers.
2005, 05:50 minutes
The proverbial ‘squid out of water’ takes a walk on the wild side when she is somehow granted the gift of mobility into the land of human culture for a day.
2005, 48:00 minutes
A documentary videotape featuring Gordon Christie of the Calgary District Labour Council. Includes footage of public demonstrations in the city 2002 - 2005.
2004, 06:40 minutes
Facing down the idea of dragging a crate of over one hundred three-quarter inch U-matic master tapes and raw footage along on yet another move, I came with the alternative of creating new digital masters and destroying the originals. Bye Bye Three-Quarter Inch began with the documentation of that task. Facts and Artifacts in… ⊕
2004, 18:00 minutes
On some days, it appears that the most that any individual can do is to be aware of the flood that we stand in. Some days it is easier to sift through and make sense of the world, some days it becomes overwhelming. Through it all, the forces of marketing insist that we keep it running on time for the quarterly report. At times,… ⊕
The series is based on studies of contemporary culture as depicted through billboard promotion of living spaces. These are short video poems about cultural observation and immersion. ...standing back, diving in, rejection, acceptance, surrender to the inevitability of economy based culture. Downtown contains 5 videos: • In… ⊕
2002, 04:00 minutes, colour
Pilgrim's Progress looks at placing value on individual creation and thought process in a society based on market economy.
2002, 04:00 minutes, colour
This change of season has forced the repositioning of everything. Summer lush has the skin of barbed wire. Summerquote was realized in the framework of the Activist Menu, Media Arts Activism and Community Collaborations held in response to the 2002 Kananaskis Country G8 Summit. www.purplefireworks.com
2000, 06:30 minutes, colour
The Principal Dancer features a waitress at work, cleaning a school cafeteria. Memories of childhood friends at play are interspersed with images of her feet in the sand of a beach. Ghostly images of other workers wander through a dreamy existence. The radio is stuck between stations as the heroine's mind wanders. While the… ⊕
1990, 09:00 minutes, colour
The tape deals with displacing oneself in a big city. It relates to personal experience but questions the motivation of people in general, to survive. Travelling shots from inside of a car, stills of architecture, and texts are used with a soundtrack of city ambience. The text was written in English and then translated into… ⊕
1987, 07:00 minutes, colour
Alchemy: End of a Phase is a metaphor used to illustrate metamorphosis.Alchemy is the term used to describe the Medieval science of chemistry that allows one to transform something common into something special. It also is considered to be a lost art. This tape of the same name is a personal recount of the director's decision… ⊕