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.
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.