for the time being: 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art approaches the political implications of self-organization and wayfinding in new and unknown territories, that may or may not be visible.
Ferguson's installation looks to disrupt the overly romanticized notions of place and experience our Canadian wilderness. We see the mountain—the origin, the slowly shifting truth from which we gain. We see the human experience—our own methods to thrive alongside the natural while simultaneously negating its magic. And we see the breakdown—a concurrent simplification and complication of our perceptions, ethics,conventions and presence when confronting the external self. Here, a lost connection is sought. How can we discover our forgotten histories, those that were never told, but remain present in the landscape?