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25 Inevitable Transitions

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Nature fights back. The narrative of ‘Debris/Détritus' realizes an ‘out of control' consumerism despite the ‘green' campaign's noble efforts to curtail pollution through recycling. Fashioning protective gear out of the debris, the animals return the ubiquitous plastic bags and bottles to us. ‘Debris/Détritus' is a cautionary tale that puts the blame where it squarely belongs, reminding us that we are affecting the environments of others as well as our own because of an addiction to ‘lifestyle'.

‘Debris/Détritus'is a media installation. The projection screen is made of woven strips of plastic bag. The piece is constructed from the very debris that the piece is critiquing.

'The medium is the message' is a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan meaning that the form of a medium embeds itself in the message, creating a symbiotic relationship by which the medium influences how the message is perceived.”

Karen Hibbard is a contemporary artist/art educator living in Victoria, British Columbia. She uses a narrative approach to art making and has a MFA in Print Media from Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

While in residency at CAMAC (France), she began an animation ‘Debris/Détritus'. The images published in .dpi_25 are from the storyboard.

Karen exhibits across Canada and has had exhibitions in Europe, Japan and the US. She is in many collections including Loto-Québec, La Banque Nationale du Canada and the MOMA Artist Book Collection. Her installations may include the following: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and media arts.



Image : Karen Hibbard


Image : Karen Hibbard


Image : Karen Hibbard


Image : Karen Hibbard


Image : Karen Hibbard


Image : Karen Hibbard