An intervention with a public surveillance camera. The camera located on the main street of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (est. 1604, pop.481) captured the intervention during the opening of disComfort Zone: an exhibition. The participating artists were challenged to create work outside of their “comfort zone” by working with media or in genres outside their norm, or to address issues and topics that they – or viewers – might find uncomfortable.
For my piece I set about creating work that neither relied on drawing as the foundation or created in a controlled studio setting. The images held up in front of the camera were downloaded from the internet and used “as is”. They were selected as cultural icons for historical tourism. Unfortunately an unexpected spring blizzard truncated the performance due to gusty winds and soggy artifacts.
The show runs through May 6 at ARTsPLACE, and will also travel to the Community Room Gallery of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Western Branch, Yarmouth in October of this year. All artists in the exhibition are members of VANS .