Carry Tiger to the Mountain 2017

HD video/Super 8
continuous loop 4 min 44 sec
installed at Gallery 101, Ottawa
Photo David Barbour 


Carry Tiger to the Mountain 2017

Installed at 6e Foire d’art alterntif de Sudbury 2018   
Photos Maude Bourassa Francoeur


           
Carry Tiger to the Mountain and the series of videos in Experiments with Carry Tiger, follow a woman performing a series of Tai Chi movements on a solitary beach overlooking the ocean. Shot on B&W Super 8 film, the work expresses a grounded, serene state while simultaneously addressing how the body is often fragmented into parts.  Although the practice of Tai Chi is slow and meditative, the form is actually a martial art that prepares one for confrontation.  This desire to fight, however, is really a desire to produce change. Change requires patience, repetition, time and, ultimately, a negotiation with loss. Playing on a series of continuous loops, Carry Tiger to the Mountain questions the separation between beginning and ending while proposing that slowness and repetition – often considered negatively in western notions of progress – can become, instead, harbingers of change and openings for transformation.