The Survival Japanese Cooking project derives from my art practice in sculpture. Local food and kitchen equipment are used as material to explore the possibility of culinary cultural crossover. The project was executed while staying for a week at This Neck of the Woods, a Canadian themed camp site, organized by Yvette Poorter in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Bolik was a soviet trained space dog who ran away a few days before her flight in 1951. A replacement, a street dog, was quickly found and made a successful flight. She was named ZIB, allegedly a Russian acronym meaning “Substitute for missing Bolik” .
This project examines the raw creative process by relating to people and their memory, by collaborating the creation of drawings of dogs that only live in their mind space.
Muku & Coro (11 Landscape Paintings with Dogs) is a site-specific installation project which explored the function of domestic spaces as friendly, alternate venues for art presentation. Eleven collaborators agreed to play roles as gallery owners, hosting a painting on their wall for 10 months. The first one took place in Montreal 2006. The second one, the Long Distance version is ongoing.