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Processor: Digital and Analogue Retranslations

Skawennati, Epiphany (featuring a digital representation of cloudscape, an installation by Hannah Claus), 2013, Machinimagraph from TimeTraveller™, inkjet print / impression jet d'encre, 86 cm x 152 cm, edition 2 of 3. © Skawennati / ELLEPHANT.

Presented by ATB Financial

Processor explores translations and negotiations between analogue and digital. Melding these two realms in various and novel ways, the artists in this exhibition use these translations and retranslations as metaphors for various things, from Indigenous sovereignty to living with mental health issues to reworking histories and addressing stereotypes to ethics and the current refugee crisis. The digital has quickly become our language of choice, which can simultaneously belie or clarify intention. These artists’ retranslations are not one-to-one and their original message can just as likely become clearer as it can become distorted.


Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Lindsey Sharman. Presented by ATB Financial.


Lindsey V. Sharman is Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. She has studied Art History and Curating in Canada, England, Switzerland and Austria, earning degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of the Arts, Zurich. From 2012-2018 she was the first curator of the Founders’ Gallery at the Military Museums in Calgary, an academic appointment through the University of Calgary. Her primary area of research is politically and socially engaged art practice. Curatorial projects of note include TRENCH, a durational performance by Adrian Stimson; Felled Trees, an exhibition deconstructing national identity at Canada House, London; Gassed Redux by Adad Hannah; and the nationally touring retrospective The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal Schubert


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Tuesday: 11am-5pm
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-8pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm


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