Interviews

Disrupt the Everyday and Point to the Critical: Interview with Alana Bartol

Interview by Anj Fermor, April 2020

In this interview, Mohkinstsis-based multidisiplinary artist Alana Bartol describes the experience of being an artist from outside of Alberta but one who now lives and works with in the landscape of it's oil and gas industry. Bartol's projects address this reality by exploring themes of binary experiences, becoming attuned to a place while you are within it, and finding methods for disruption and remediation.

Collage and Performance, Context and Participation: Interview with Dan Cardinal McCartney 

Interview by Anj Fermor, May 2019

Cardinal McCartney explains the background behind the strict criteria he has for his materials, his technique for reaching audiences through relatable actions, and his thoughts on accessibility as an Indigenous artist.

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Memory and Reality, a Daughter and an Artist: Interview with Natalie Lauchlan

Interview by Anj Fermor, May 2019

Lauchlan discusses at length her techniques for communication and the transcription of words into material, and together Fermor and Lauchlan share their experiences as emerging, feminized artists.

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I Realized I Could Only Do it By Steps: Interview with Michaela Bridgemohan

Interview by Anj Fermor, June 2019

Emerging artist Michaela Bridgemohan describes how her Jamaican-Australian background informs her work and how, because of the complexity of her identity as a biracial artist living in Alberta, her works often have to have many iterations.

Location as Perspective and Image: Interview with Krystle Coughlin

Interview by Anj Fermor, June 2019

Coughlin describes working in different cities and communities as an urban Indigenous woman, and explains some of the research involved in her recent installations and paintings.

Futurity and Material as Intention : Interview with Tsēmā Igharas

Interview by Anj Fermor, June 2019

Through a text message format, Igharas answers questions on ecological grief and the ability for artwork to navigate through polemic discourse on extractive industries, consumer systems, and the environment.