Mark Bovey
Installation WorksConversations between Rees, Hevelius and my Grandfather

 Ledge SuiteWorld Machine, AP Gallery, Calgary Alberta 2014Movements Within and BetweenMindfield Suite, 2000-presentLedge Suite, Last Frontier exhibition, 2011
Curated by Sarah FillmoreLedge Suite, Bluenose, detail
Ledge Suite, Plume, detailLedge Suite, Plume, detailLedge Suite, Plume, detailLedge Suite, Oasis, detail

My practice involves actively seeking resonant images in the ocean of printed documents shared between cultures over the past 600+ years. The image fragments are simultaneously technology, evidence of discovery and time markers. The process of collection is active in that I search archives, antiquarian books stores and library collections to locate the images. Some of the images are reinserted back into a printing matrix (digital or analog). The reintroduction into a new context activates agency, they become part a field of possibilities for the viewer to traverse. I see these compositions as fields of visual anthropological inquiry where new themes or potential meanings can be found in a recombine.

The challenge is to invite speculation through formal or aesthetic play. I will also weave personal fragments with universal referents often from readymade sources combined with drawing or video projection. I hope that the images together embody a complex array of possibilities where the viewer is enticed to locate meaning beginning with familiar passages. In the new arrangements a representation of the complex nature of the contemporary condition is intended to be felt. Time is spanned, triangulated or collapsed, the images mingle and converse.