over and over, again and again
SNAP is pleased to present over and over, again and again, an exhibition by Andrew Testa, in the gallery from June 12 to July 17, 2021.
“In this body of work, I pose and begin to respond to the question: what does a mutual and nurturing conversation with the other-than-human look like and what would the ethics of such an endeavour be? In my investigations, I perform gestures that bring me to a space parallel to the other-than-human, a space I attempt not to impose upon but rather sit beside: to watch, to listen and to wait with. In such acts I hope to allow the opportunity for the other-than-human to perform its own language—a language that isn’t an attempted translation into the familiar words and voices I may know, but rather one that exists in its ambiguity and acknowledged for its difference and distance.
My prints, words, performative processes, and books work through gestures of slowness in hopes of becoming acquainted and courteous with my surroundings. By attempting to create two-way conversations with the other-than-human things I experience in my daily rituals of walking (while dragging plates) and pausing (while dressing in DIY camo to wait, look, and listen), I work to collaborate and participate with the other-than-human things I engage with.”
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 19, 2021
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Andrew Testa is an artist, writer and educator working through printmaking, drawing, books, words, sounds, installations, and collaborations, living and working in Ktaqmkuk, also known as Newfoundland. He has been awarded ArtsNL, SSHRC, and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant for his research, has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has participated in residencies and conferences across Canada. Testa is the Chair of the Board of Directors at St. Michael’s Printshop and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. He completed his BFA and MFA at York University Toronto, ON.
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