June 2019 – participation in the Arctic Circle art and science residency in the international
territory of Svalbard. This expedition allowed me to examine theories of temporality from
an extreme planetary latitude, taking account of moving through space (and implicit
spacetime) while tracking elements moving around me. There is a complex assemblage
of material systems affecting one’s sense of spacetime – through overlapping fields of
geophysical forces, deep time, changing qualities of ice, solar energy, 24-hour daylight,
planetary motion, or marine navigation – each system with its discrete vocabulary.
The interactive drawing responses and other work amassed from these interactions is in
process and will contribute to a visual essay on the diffractive nature of time.
I gratefully acknowledge funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.