My work explores the complex relationship between the body and the transforming earth. I am interested in what we see, what we notice and how we perceive it. The ways that place & identity are embedded in the land, and the interlaced & intrinsic connection we all share with the world—from the particles that randomly composed it, to the very nature that in fact, we embody. I believe that the more we understand these fundamental connections, the less we will see ourselves as separate from it. In this time of ecological crisis and global climate change, it is vitally important to shift anthropocentric modes of thinking about the world to thinking with the world. Through my art-making I attempt to repattern perspectives towards a more caring & compassionate engagement with the world, and seek to find new ways of rekindling the fundamental relationship between body & earth.
Jessica Slipp (she/her) is an artist and educator currently living and working in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang (Montréal). Her artistic practice draws upon photography, video, sculpture, performance, and print-based media to investigate notions of place, uncover new perspectives of land & landscape, and look more deeply into the intricacies of existence. Jessica holds a BFA in Photography (2012) and MFA in Print Media (2019) from Concordia University. As part of various exhibitions, her works have been shown both locally and nationally. She has also received numerous awards including an Explore & Create grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2021. Her upcoming events in the next year include residencies at RURART (QC), Centre SAGAMIE (QC), and Hammer and Sky Studios (NS).