10 minutes (looped), projection mapping installation, 2019

Quarry Query is a video/projection mapping installation of imaginary and mystical rocks on a transformative journey. The hand drawn imagery reflects on the practices associated with resource extraction, a topic that is alive and well in Canada, drawing from a combination of the artist’s own limited knowledge of these sites and playful or unexpected qualities.

The narrative is presented in four vignettes: the rocks sit ominously piled up, with searching spotlights as they’re extracted; the rocks move along a conveyor belt as they’re sorted; they melt and bubble in barrels as they’re processed; and finally they sit in shipping containers as they’re transported overseas. 

Quarry Query was created during a two-week residency at Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre (Sackville, NB).

*The video documention shows excerpts of each vignette - the actual vignettes loop for several minutes each

Lisa Theriault 2024©