the Crunch (1989)

This work was created during a period (1986-) in Bowie's formative artistic practice, when she began frequenting junk and recycling yards in and around Vancouver to purchase parts, brick-a-brack, interesting objects and recycled parts and sheets of scrap metal to bricolage experimental walk-in mixed media installations in the interest of expanding images beyond the confines of a single object or image. the Crunch allowed for time-based content to emerge in relation to surrounding 3d forms.
The room is divided into exterior and interior rooms. At the entrance, the gallery-goer is met with a tall bank of numbered cabinets. Each of #1, #2 and #4 contain dioramas containing labratory test tubes, pickled bric a brac or detritus, while #3 opened to a portal entrance to a back room with kinetic projections. These found images, while representing different eras, assembled a narrative of the industrial complex with some of it's defining attributes.

all rights reserved/copyright fiona bowie 1987- 2023
All images, sound and text are the exclusive copyright of the artist and may not be used or duplicated without the expressed permission of the artist.
This work was created in K'emk'emeláy (colonially known as Vancouver BC.),
with gratitude and acknowledgement of our host's nationhood; of their unceded, ancestral and current territories:
the Musqueam, Squamish, and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.