Artist Talk: To Dig Holes and Pierce Mountains
Alana Bartol: To Dig Holes and Pierce Mountains
AUArts Sessional Faculty Alana Bartol will share recent artworks exploring the past, present, and future of coal mining in so-called Alberta. The project draws on her work with dowsing and the history of dowsing in connection to mining/resource extraction.
Alana Bartol comes from a long line of water witches. Her site-responsive works explore divination as a way of understanding across places, species, and bodies. Through collaborative and individual works, she creates relationships between the personal sphere and the landscape, particular to this time of ecological crisis. She is a member of Fathom Sounds, a collective of artists that have come together to think long-term about the health of water and the role artists play in responding to urgent ecological, political, and social issues that collect around water.
Nickle Galleries presents this free, ONLINE event.