Hazel May Eckert: Over Time
During her artist residency at The Rooms, Eckert experimented with what happened to images of clouds, land and other forms when they were photocopied and recopied, again and again. The images changed and lost definition. In Over Time, seven long pieces of fabric hang down from the ceiling like film strips. The images printed on the strips become increasingly abstracted. The exhibition makes us think about how memories fade over time, and the distance between an original experience and a memory of that experience many years later. It also considers how, in a digital age, images are cut and pasted into other contexts, and in so doing, lose connection to their origins.
Hazel May Eckert is an artist and designer from Toronto, ON, now based in St. John’s, NL. The artworks exhibited in Over Time were created over the fall of 2017 during her Elbow Room Residency at The Rooms.
Image: Hazel May Eckert. “Drift (detail)” (2017). Photocopied image printed on textile. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.