You are cordially invited to the opening of my new show, “Castling – Hradovanie – Váralás,” at 7pm on 18 May 2013 in the medieval castle of Fiľakovo (Hungarian: Fülek) in Slovakia. The opening is part of this year’s Night of Museums programme, a Europe-wide event organised under the aegis of the European Council and UNESCO.
It is a multimedia art exhibition comprised of drawings, textiles and digital animation. Building on the symbolism of castles, the show offers a visual language for interpreting the themes of migration, cultural diversity and identity. It is the exploration of the personal experience of a multi-cultural migrant in the context of historical ties between Canada and Central Europe.
I have used elements of the urban landscape of my hometown, Saskatoon (Saskatchewan, Canada) to construct images, patterns, and text. The technique involves translations, transformations and distortions – like the immigrant experience itself.
The ”Castling – Hradovanie – Váralás” exhibition can be visited on the 5th floor of the Bebek Tower of the Fiľakovo Castle Museum from 18 May to 13 September 2013.
(To see a live webcam of Fiľakovo Castle, click on the Town of Fiľakovo website, scroll down to reveal the webcam feed in the bottom left corner, then click “Toggle fullscreen.”)