I currently live and work on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish people, that includes the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.  

My practice sits within the expanded field of photography - I pair the medium with others or use its language and apply it to different practices. I work with creative writing, with immersive or mediated installation, with projection, with video, with sculpture. To me, all of the installations I create are still very photographic for they refer to the experience of taking or making an image, to the sensorial, to everything that is outside of the frame. I have been writing alongside photographs about the breeze on my ankles as I am taking the image, or projecting the photograph from a moving structure as a reminder of the movement of the train on which I am standing while taking the image. My ongoing research revolves around everything that brings us to the instant of taking an image; that is a walking practice, one of looking, noticing, daydreaming. It is a practice of slowness. It is experiential and multi-sensorial.

In my research, imagination, reflection and projection are interpreted both as methods in looking and as inner spaces; they are ways to see and ways to be. States of mind and of vision are explored through observation and introspection. I build installations in which this translation from moment to media is displayed to create immersion, or the illusion of it. In the multimedia installations, the gallery becomes a space in which to reflect and project: it too allows a slowness in looking, thinking and noticing.

romanebladou@gmail.com