In conjunction with our current group exhibition found/held, contributing artist Alana Bartol will discuss how her practice considers resource extraction, and environmental remediation through water-witching techniques. Catherine de Montreuil will be threading the discussion with research that informed ‘GET WITH IT: Critical Excavations in Land Use and Cultural Production’, a reading and discussion series hosted at PLOT from January - March 2019. Learn more about our found/held exhibition here.
ALANA BARTOL comes from a long line of water witches. Her site-responsive works explore walking and divination as ways of understanding across places, species, and bodies. Bartol’s work has been screened and presented across Canada at Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff); InterAccess (Toronto); PlugIn ICA (Winnipeg); Access Gallery (Vancouver); M:ST Performative Arts Festival (Calgary); Art Gallery of Windsor; and Group Intervention Vidéo (Montréal), as well as in Romania, Germany, Mexico and the United States. She currently lives in Calgary, Alberta in Treaty 7 territory where she teaches at Alberta College of Art+Design.*Image: Alana Bartol, still from reading wild lands, 2018. (22 minutes 32 seconds) HDV 1080p.