Illuminations: Human/Nature was produced in collaboration with Moment Factory and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and received core funding from Canadian Heritage. The work investigated the implications of human relationship to place and the natural world.
Extensive research with community members within the Banff and Toronto regions inspired a site-specific immersive artwork that brought together groups of people to learn and reflect on their connection to place.
Interactive tools were developed as the means for participants to explore sites in Banff National Park and Rouge Urban National Park. Visitors to the event worked together in small groups using specifics tools including interactive lamps, two portable projectors and a portable speaker enclosed within a backpack. Wireless technology was triggered by the lamp at each zone, allowing the tools to illuminate the landscape to tell a story.
The final fire tale scene brought together all the groups and tools as a means to emphasize the underlying themes of collectively, multiple layers of narrative within the landscape and environmental stewardship.