La Fable d’OxA 21965 considers material culture within the context of geological time. Evoking at once an architectural frieze and an archaeological timeline, this looping video work surveys a computer-generated virtual landscape comprised of 3D scanned artifacts and architecture from the Girona province. Featuring sites with a rich, cultural significance—from the Coves Prehistòriques de Serinyà to the archway of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona—the video stitches together these 3D models into a palimpsest of human-geological relations. Fossilized water bottles, cell phones, and selfie sticks also pepper the landscape, complicating our relationship to the earth and its resources. Reflecting on the immense ecological pressures of tourism specifically (and contemporary life, more broadly), La Fable d’OxA 21965 imagines future fossils of the digital age, and places them on equal footing with the architectural wonders of civilizations past.

BY  Anna Eyler, Nicolas Lapointe  (CA)

Working in sculpture and new media, Anna Eyler and Nicolas Lapointe maintain independent and collaborative artistic practices. The duo have participated in penty of group exhibition, including: Le Large at Galérie AVE (Montréal, 2019), the Re-Envision Film Festival (UK, 2019), and SAW Video’s Resolution 2020 screening (Ottawa, 2020). Recent two-person exhibitions include beyond différance, and now at Ace Art Inc. (Winnipeg, 2016) and Void Loop at the City Hall Art Gallery (Ottawa, 2018).