Brooklyn-based, BC-raised artist Erin Shirreff is the subject of a feature article in the Spring 2014 issue of Canadian Art. Lake (2012) is one of her essential works and was part of her winning AIMIA AGO Photography Prize installation at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2013. The 44-minute silent film starts from a still photo of a wilderness scene taken from a 1980s BC tourist brochure that the artist found in a thrift shop. On this ground, Shirreff manipulates viewers’ experiences through a meticulously composed play of light on the photo. With the added effect of hand-held lights and other analog effects, the video assembles a kind of sequential landscape of the mind. This video excerpt has been provided courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

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