BOMBHEAD Lecture Series: Erin Siddall and Ts?m? Igharas
Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 6 to 7 pm
Great Bear Money Rock
Join Vancouver artists, Erin Siddall and Ts?m? Igharas as they chat about their current collaborative work focusing specifically on “Great Bear Money Rock”.
“Great Bear Money Rock” consists of film and installation work responding to a collaborative research visit the duo took to the Port Radium Uranium Mine in the North West Territories in 2019.
Their collaborative work explores the actual and metaphysical landscapes of the north: Canada’s nuclear histories, resulting radioactive and environmental hazards, and the potential for future traumatic events consumed by corporatized resource extraction.
Speaker Bios: Erin Siddall and Ts?m? Igharas
Erin Siddall’s practice considers how to represent the unrepresentable with photography: as invisible environmental hazards, hidden histories, and traumatic events. Siddall holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, a BMA from Emily Carr University, and has screened and shown in solo, public and group contexts at galleries and festivals such as The Vancouver Art Gallery, Gallery 44, Burrard Art Foundation Studio, Nuite Blanche Saskatoon, and is a co-recipient of a Canada Council Research and Creation Award.
Ts?m? Igharas‘ artistic work grapples with the body, “my body as it has witnessed material and metaphysical landscapes changing and continually impacted, shaken and consumed by corporate resource extraction.” Ts?m? has won the 2018 Emily Award for outstanding ECUAD alumni; is a 2020 Sobey award winner; has shown and performed in various places in Canada and internationally in Sweden, Mexico, USA, and Chile.
FREE. Registration required.