14 Sep 2023

5 to 8 p.m. 

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Opening Reception: Christina Battle

Christina Battle, how to feel the weight of the moment

how to feel the weight of the moment (a series of repetitions and speculations)

by Christina Battle


Please join us on Thursday September 14, from 5-8pm for the opening reception of Christina Battle's exhibition, how to feel the weight of the moment (a series of repetitions and speculations). 

Centering issues related to mapping, imaging systems, and ecological crisis, this exhibition brings together a selection of recent works. A number of participatory projects will run parallel to the gallery exhibition, primarily taking part online and in participants' individual locales.

Christina Battle is an artist based in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton), within the Aspen Parkland: the transition zone where prairie and forest meet. Her practice focuses on thinking deeply about the concept of disaster: its complexity, and the intricacies that are entwined within it. She looks to disaster as a series of intersecting processes including social, environmental, cultural, political, and economic … which are implicated not only in how disaster is caused but also in how it manifests, is responded to, and overcome. Through this research, Battle looks closer to both online models and plant systems for strategies to learn from, and for ways we might help to frame and strengthen such response.