Join us on Saturday August 5, 2017 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM at Stanley Park for In Situ CAMPER installation 110 by Megan Gnanasihamany. The CAMPER will be situated in the lower end of the park between 4th St SW and the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club.
Growing up in Alberta is to grow up positioned in relation to the road. A disconnect to land is inherent in vehicular travel, othering and rendering strange everything outside of the air-conditioned confines. From peering at intermittent road-signs, trying not to miss the turnoff, and rotating the same 5 cds as a break from seemingly unending radio static to the smell of long-cold gas station coffee, the road trip becomes its own space and driver and passenger come to know the vehicle as an extension of bodies traveling between destinations. 110 is an exploration into the meeting points of memory, filmic fiction, and bodily experience within a stationary road trip. Set within the interior of CAMPER, the work invites participatory viewership as we explore micro-narratives of backroads and highways within a familiar landscape.
Megan Gnanasihamany is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Edmonton, Alberta. From exploring the delineations between natural and urban space to acting as a member of an imagined sports team with Tennis Club collective, notions of culturally accepted reality and performing as a person within those realms inform Megan’s work in sculpture, text, collage, sound installation, and video. Her practice centers around themes of participatory viewership, performative identity, fictive realities, and cultural myth-making. Megan spends her leisure time exploring the joys of discovering local flora and fauna, biking across bridges, and listening to the chorus of construction surrounding her home.