In an attempt to overcome his phenomenological distance from the looming threat of the ecological crisis, artist Kyle Terrence sets out on a secular pilgrimage to create points of contact with his material world. Armed with a multitude of cameras, a vehicle, and a mammalian costume, Terrence documents this Pilgrimage, asking us to join him in contemplating both the kitsch banality and the temporal incomprehensibility of living in ecological end-times.
Pilgrimage (Trailer), 2016
Trailer for the performative documentary that follows Terrence's movements and gestures through first and third person perspectives across Alberta's urban, suburban, industrial, and natural landscapes.
Noumenal Artifacts, 2016
Handmade costume worn during the performance of Pilgrimage
Precarious Architecture, 2016
9x9' Light-box structure containing heterotopic documentation of the Pilgrimage in a photo-collaged triptych.
Installation shot of Pilgrimage in FAB Gallery, 2016
Detail from Precarious Architecture
In collaboration with Canadian visual art Bradley Necyk during his residence for the Friends of the University Hospitals with Transplant Services, Alberta was created as a contemplation on the conversations and stories that came from transplant patients and donors. Co-written and co-directed by Kyle Terrence and Brad Necyk.
Alberta (trailer), 2016
Alberta film still
Alberta film still
The Phenomenology of Film
The Phenomenology of Film is a film appropriation video installation that attempts to de-familiarize popular cinema’s eschatological themes of death and love. Terrence works to isolate the performances of these themes by stripping away the film’s context and narrative, as well as juxtaposing the performances against each other. The Phenomenology of Death puts actors into a stasis where they now continuously (re)perform the contemplation of their once immediate death against the backdrop of a cyclical and relentless system. The Phenomenology of Chasing looks to reduce the representations of Big Love in the recurring form of the romantic chase by isolating this moment into a physical feat.
Phenomenology of Death (left side)
The Phenomenology of Death (right side)
The Phenomenology of Chasing (still)
Sketches and Musings
see me, hear me, heal me, Interviews at FLUX, 2017
Interviews from the 'see me, hear me, heal me' project: a multi-faceted collaborative project at the University of Alberta centered around a series of workshops between head and neck cancer patients, medical researchers and visual artists that has culminated in a series of exhibitions.
For more information visit: http://www.seemehearmehealme.com/