Lumen prints (a sort of photogram gone wrong), sculptural elements made from found and discarded materials, and elusive, melancholic feelings comprise the work of holding and exiting. This project explores our enmeshed and entangled existence, looking to experience grief and garbage in generative and uncanny ways. In the west, grieving the climate crisis can sometimes feel diffuse. But perhaps through embracing the banal and engaging in the collective and variable “we”—the hypocritical, contradictory, yet loving, fierce, and alive, “we”—new avenues can be opened up.
This project was shown at shell in Tkaronto/Toronto as part of my MFA thesis exhibition, funded by a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.