November 3, 12pm - 8pm
The river is laden with suspended particles of finely powdered rockflour. All colours of the light spectrum are absorbed but for what these particles reflect. A frozen mineral green. Tug at the loose thread under the heart green, the green that does nothing of the kind. How dare you. It teems. It is a measure of our limits. The green here and not here at once, that sets our ears to ringing [...] Green pins of cold and cuts of thirst, relieved. Now do you know where you are? That green. An orientation to which the mind returns. - Karen Solie
After Aurora is a temporary structure in downtown Calgary. An unexpected shelter, it is an opportunity to observe or converse, for a quick stop or afternoon spent somewhere unplanned. You are invited to visit, stay awhile. Inspired by the Aurora Borealis, light from the outside is brought in during the day through openings in the walls, coloured glass, prisms, and reflections. At night, the structure is light from within and the green light dances and reflects on nearby buildings.
Thoughts from a previous someone:
“When it was assembled, people came, maybe for the mixture of company and solitude, maybe just because it was somewhere new, something strange in a familiar landscape.
One day it was gone. Many people forgot about it, didn’t consider where it would turn up next. But some people became curious, and imagined.”
Taryn Kneteman was born in Edmonton, Alberta and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta. She uses photography, printed media, and objects made and found to consider new ways of seeing familiar landscapes.Kneteman has participated in artist residencies at Atelier Graff in Montreal, Quebec, The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, and Kloster Bentlage in Rheine, Germany. Her work has been shown in the 8e Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, the Impact 9 International Printmaking Conference in Hangzhou, China, and at SNAP Gallery in Edmonton. She currently lives and works in Edmonton.
Presented as part of Intersite Visual Arts Festival 2015.