Fall 2012 : Kelly Jaclynn Andres

  • Residency: 8 October - 3 December 2012
  • Project Presentation: 6 - 9 December 2012
  • Vernissage & Artist Talk: 6 December 2012, 18:00
  • Kelly Jaclynn Andres

The Temporary Archive explores the overlap between the imagined, the speculative, the subjective, the “experiment” and the sensitive nature of working between site, technical processes, material-objects, and living organisms. The work combines digital and biological reproduction to echo complex symbiotic relationships between animals, plants, environments and objects.

Numerous organic cultures and objects are collected from a specific site (for example La Ville Souterraine, the rhizomatic underground mall in downtown Montreal), tagged and digitally scanned using a 3D scanner. Both the contents of the field-work and physical aspects of the geographical site from which the collection is formed are digitally modeled and printed in 3D to develop three miniature environments that function as hybrid models. Each object, microorganism or plant subject collected from the site is conceptually linked in the development of a network-narrative and is repositioned or propagated in a sterile vessel (one of three glass rectangular prisms). The scaffolding for the cultures to grow upon inside the model environments (the architectures) are sourced from the site visits, images and maps collected, which will be modeled in 3D software and printed.


Kelly Jaclynn Andres is an interdisciplinary artist who applies the apparatus of technology, portability, and location, from bicycles to communication devices, to create situations that combine the absurd with sensory-based experiences. By incorporating banal objects along with electronic media– often as interactions between species such as yeast, bacteria, poultry, plant, and human, Andres deploys simple systems, objects and performances that allow participants to explore and interact with the immediate environment.

Andres’ work has been exhibited at the Science Gallery, Dublin (with the Grafting Parlour), M:ST Performance Art Festival, Calgary, Free Radio Banff, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Babel Art Gallery, Norway, ISEA 2008, Singapore, Signal and Noise, Vancouver, CONFLUX 2007, New York, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge. She completed an Interdisciplinary MA at the University of Lethbridge in 2008 and is currently working towards an Interdisciplinary PhD at Concordia University, Montreal.

Free
  • Residency: 8 October - 3 December 2012
  • Project Presentation: 6 - 9 December 2012
  • Vernissage & Artist Talk: 6 December 2012, 18:00