Excavation Gardens

Excavation Gardens

Excavation Gardens is a site-specific exhibition of hybrid sculptures centering the physical manifestation of interspecies intra-action and natural forms of contamination-as-collaboration. Within existing gardens, sculptures exist in a place of exposure and constant change, becoming-with the environment. While making your way around and through the installation, you may see leaves and pine needles falling into basins of water, insects buzzing, a foggy image of stone and dirt. You might hear the low rumble of a dehumidifier, the wet sizzle of dry soil sucking up water, the chirping of ultrasonic rat communication.  Nothing is inert, everything is potentialized.

Location
Waterloo City Hall
ARTIST NAME
Maria Simmons presented by S.A.I.L.
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Artist Bio:

​Maria Simmons is from Hamilton, ON. She investigates potentialized environments through the creation of multidisciplinary sculpture and installation. She has recently exhibited at The Plumb, Ed Video Media Art Centre,  Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Hamilton Artist Inc. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and a nomination for the Hamilton Arts Awards.  

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