BY WAY OF A BRIDGE
This work explores the physical implications of urban domestic dwelling in relationship and proximity to water. The interaction of movement, visuals, and textiles in this installation materialize the multifaceted power dynamic between water and humans. Water is unifying and essential to human life, consumption, and dwelling while also having the capacity to divide and displace us, both physically and politically.
White, sheer pieces of polyester fabric hang from the ceiling as a gentle wind blows them backward. Fragments of road maps from urban and suburban areas of Toronto that are built around the Humber and Don Rivers have been stitched onto the fabric with a sewing machine. Film footage of Lake Ontario is projected onto the blowing fabric and casts shadows on the wall behind. Gentle waves move forward in the water, opposing the motion of the fabrics.