A distinct aggregation / A dynamic equivalent / A generous ethic of invention: Six writers respond to six sculptures Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta (2019). A project by Aislinn Thomas with Anna Bowen, Angela Marie Schenstead, Crystal Mowry, Laura Burke, Catherine Frazee, Nicole Kelly Westman, and Shannon Finnegan. August 8, 2019 – September 27, 2020″Catch,” sound work and text based on Peter VonTiessenhausen’s sculpture “Vessel/Enclosure”
ReMediate is a collaborative project between Anna Bowen and Guelph visual artist Christina Kingsbury. Kingsbury has created a 1000 sq ft quilt for the decommissioned Eastview Landfill in Guelph. The quilt, made from recycled paper and plant material and embedded with native seeds, has been sewn together on site during a two-week performance piece in which the public was invited to participate. It is intended to biodegrade over time and become living habitat for threatened pollinators and other indigenous species. Anna Bowen is producing an ongoing series of poetry and vignettes that serve as a narrative of the layered history of the landfill site, and which document the making of the quilt. Text from her poetry was written onto the quilt at the closing event, playing on the idea of a living word. Poetry was available in chap book form at the opening and closing events and was available to the public by means of audio listening stations.