David Videla – Y debo reconocer mi vida pasada sin consecuencias
Exhibition Runs: January 14 – February 15, 2019
Reception: Thursday, January 24, 6 pm – 8 pm
Main Mall, at the Alberta College of Art and Design
Familial patterns of migration and displacement feed in and out of past, current, and future lives. Language and culture follow this flow; present long enough to leave an impression, but disappearing before their effects can be understood.
Popocatépetl, birthplace of the pumice, was once home to Glaciar Norte before it melted and receded. The Bow River is composed partly by runoff from the Bow Glacier, another frozen being in a state of retreat. This documentation is of a ritualistic (re)introduction, performed only in hopes of reacquainting the pumice with certain aspects of their past lives, 4000km from home.
Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, David Videla explores concepts of exile, reincarnation, and multicultural identity through performance and video work.
Film photography and documentation courtesy of Ethan Peters.