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Various locations in Downtown Whitehorse
Featuring the work of four media artists, Available Light is partnering with local businesses in Downtown Whitehorse to take over their store windows for a video art crawl.
Visit all the stores in one day, or space them out over the week.
Locations: Well Read Books, Mac’s Fireweed Books, Coast Mountain Sport, Yukon North of Ordinary
Dir. Calla Paleczny 4 min 36 sec
Glow is a short visual piece that explores the interplay between a maker’s hands, hot glass and light.
Calla Paleczny is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with music, poetry and the moving image. Her work explores the human experience and the balance between mysticism and the material world. Paleczny is currently a student of film making and music composition at Simon Fraser University where she began working with film for the first time this fall. Previous work includes indie album ‘Dreamer’s Sea’ which Paleczny released in 2018 and received radio play on CBC North and radio stations across Canada.
Dir. Mark Marten and Chammy June
Mark Marten and Chammy June are experimental artists based who live on the traditional territory of Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and Kwanlin Dün First Nation. They have collaborated to create three short video sequences: one for nature, one for the global community and the last for the mystical unknown.
The System is Degrading
Dir. Jessica Hall 4 min 13 sec
By progressively degrading a section of 8mm video shot during a political art demonstration called “Under the Volcano” 20 years prior, The System is Degrading illustrates the degradation of the medium and the message over generations. We forget and then we repeat.
Jessica Hall is a local Whitehorse filmmaker, producer and video editor. The System Is Degrading was created during her very lonely Jenni House residency when the city was locked down.
The Icehouse Architect (Part 1: The body can hold what we need to rebuild)
Dir. Krista Davis | Paradise Boys Collective 3 min 22 sec
The Icehouse Architect (Part 1: The body can hold what we need to rebuild) tells a story of an individual who has discovered a new method of re-building after the permafrost, the hummocks, the sea ice, and the glaciers have melted. It is Subtraction-Method: rather than creating something new to build with, the building happens when she takes something away. She travels waterways collecting the heat in her body, and as she does so, the ice formations begin to rebuild.
Krista Davis is a visual artist and filmmaker whose work engages with the messiness of human and non-human coexistence in an age of ecological crisis. She seeks to make imaginative and sometimes fantastical propositions that plant seeds towards a larger ideological shift needed for a more sustainable world.