Transmute II

Animation | 9:18 | 2022 – 2023

Transmute II is the first to be completed of a three part series of animations produced by capturing images revealed when sanding through blocks of diaristic materials that were de/re-constructed from scientific laboratory notebooks. Pages from the notebooks are interleaved with objects and materials associated with experiments, experimental subjects, and events that occur within the timespan presented on the pages. The resultant block of material is obliterated during the sanding.

The version of Transmute II shared here was screened at The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery in Vancouver, BC from May 5 – June 4, 2023 and titled Transmute ([5.19:11.20]  ∆ [7.22:2.23])/[5.23:6.23]. Future exhibitions may take a different form and screening specific title.

canvas wrapped board
laboratory notebooks
Joelle’s shark sticker
zebra finch feathers (Taeniopygia guttata)
acrylic medium
origami crane
bird seed
Mudge Island sage (Salvia officinalis)
chrome flakes
fabric dye
dust from Title Unknown
metallic thread
bird feces
paper tape
Vancouver lavender (Lavendula officinalis)
retroreflective movement tracking markers
Hayden’s compositions
nesting material
acrylic paint
mica powder
Mudge Island foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) dried and pressed inside The Body Keeps the Score.

Remnant Objects

Dust | 3.5″ x 14″ x 3.5″ | 2022 – 2023
Book block | 9.25″ x 12″ x 0.75″ | 2022 – 2023