Bow River is a 19-channel video installation that portrays a stretch of the Bow River from its source at Bow Glacier to downtown Calgary.
A river is a geological feature that combines water, landscape and time. A river is a four dimensional phenomenon that exists more as a concept then an actual thing. I am attracted to this idea of a river as an analogy for “time”. Rivers are also a vital aspect of human sustainability.
A river, in its entirety, is only understood through map-making or satellite imaging. From ground level, only small sections of a river can be seen at a time. Bow River combines both these viewpoints into a video installation that connects a series of ground level shots taken along the length of the river into a satellite-like overview.
Bow River (2015) installation view, Nickle Galleries