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'Navigations' Okanagan College Exhibition at the Alternator



Tue, Apr 6th, 2021 to Sat, Apr 10th, 2021


11:00 am to 6:00 pm


'Navigations' is an exhibition produced by students of the Communications 200 course at Okanagan College under the instruction of Amy Modahl currently on view at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.

A college class is a unique opportunity to assemble strangers who navigate theoretical topics and individual differences to reveal common threads. Despite their differing lived experiences, and having only connected through classes online, students from Communications 200 at Okanagan College have united through artistic expression in 'Navigations'.

Each student created a map envisioning individual and social experiences of the world, inviting guests to tour together through local, distant, and conceptual spaces. These projects examine how meaning is made with visual and verbal language, directly and viscerally, upending expectations of academic genre and exposing connection to speech communities, relation to the natural and built environment, mechanics of power, and more. At a time of heightened virtual interaction and digital documents, these projects become even more unique physical artifacts, recalling the worldview of this group, while traversing the broadly shared pandemic experience. In closing, the student artists share this parting hopeful thought, “by following the bright stars in our lives we can navigate our way from darkness and collaborate to understand meaning of our life experience.”


Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

421 Cawston Ave, Unit 103, Kelowna


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