A Portion of that Which Was Once Everything

“A Portion of That Which Was Once Everything” is a meditation on the catastrophic nature and creative potential of disaster, (dis-astre), which literally signifies losing the stars. Conceived in 2018, this is an ongoing project with various manifestations, including outdoor installations, gallery exhibitions, and forthcoming events that involve the creation of new work with the participation of the public. The project includes a series of abstract images, research artifacts, collaborations with authors, as well as intercultural and intergenerational mentorships.

Conceived as an ongoing cycle of work, different chapters of the project have been exhibited at Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie (Quebec), at the Campbell River Art Gallery (Canada) and Museo Novecento (Italy).

“Together these photographs can be said to speak to the bones of the medium itself – individual records of light and time, that each call upon the viewer to consider that which lies beyond the limits of observation… “
– Exhibition text by Vicky Chainey Gagnon
+ Read the interview exchange between artist Fiona Annis and curator Vicky Chainey Gagnon
+ Read the review about the in-situ work at Les Rencontres by Mirna Boyadjian

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