Shades of Black and White (1999)



Shades of Black and White used drawings by children to probe the question of our relationship with technology. Grade 3 students from diverse geographic regions, cultural groups and economic sectors in Saskatchewan made drawings of their daily extra-curricular activities. Reprocessed as slides, the images were incorporated into a multi-media installation with symbolic objects (school desks, sand, swing) and technologies (slide, filmstrip projectors, motorized swing) of the classroom, playground and childhood. The low-tech discursive environment of image, text, kinetic sculpture and sand offered a glimpse into their (and our) relationship with technology. Artist book/catalogue with essay by Vera Lemecha.