Bird of Prey Multimedia Video Installation at Kentville’s Hardware Gallery for December
Hardware Gallery’s current exhibit, Bird of Prey, runs from December 5, 2018 to January 2, 2019 featuring the work of multimedia artist Ella Tetrault.
Bird of Prey is a multimedia video installation that tells a story of three people coming together on the North Mountain to explore how we interact, identify and relate to other species through falconry. It is, in a way, a failed attempt to understand the complicated and often violent relationship the Western world has with animals and to look at how we might understand and focus on healing trauma through our relations to other species.
Ella Tetrault is a Canadian artist recently returned from Berlin. She holds an MFA in public art and new artistic strategies from the Bauhaus University, and a BA in international development from the University of Toronto. She shares a collaborative practice with Bethany Riordan Butterworth. Together, they curate the Fuller Terrace Lecture Series, a community lecture series and online platform in Halifax and Berlin. Tetrault is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Visual Art at York University, and a guest lecturer at the University of Cologne at the Institute for Art and Art Theory alongside Stefanie Busch.
Hardware Gallery Director, Sasha Nelson notes; “We at Hardware Gallery are always striving to bring interdisciplinary artists and their work before the public. Ella’s installation is unique in its content and presentation. It represents a thought-provoking look at her particular passion and field of study. I encourage everyone to come and see for yourself.”