Like Ships in the Night
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB
Like Ships in the Night centres around a twenty-two-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean that the artist took in the summer of 2012, and documented via handheld Mini DV. Covering a fifth of the earth’s surface, the Atlantic Ocean has seen war, exchange, hope, greed, migration, and plunder. The imagery of the journey is dotted by markers of industry, refracted light, ships as shadows in the distance, and boiler rooms of infinite gauges; with Morse code and jamming radio signals providing a continuous backing track. Caroline Monnet here critiques the colonial, industrial and economic interchange between Canada and Europe as an indigenous woman.
Semaphores I, II, III, 2018
Digital prints on paper
Edition of 3
36” × 36”
The futute Itself has a Future, 2018
Copper plates, copper wire
36” × 132” x 12”
Proximal I, II, III, IV, V, 2018
Concrete, foam, varnish
36” × 36”
Installation view at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Photo: Rita Taylor