The Drift is a three-person exhibition centering around the theme of psychogeography and the question of how we relate to and explore the places we inhabit. As a practice, psychogeography conducts a minute examination of the effects of place and space on the psyche.
The drift or dérive is an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, in which participants drop their everyday relations and "let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there." In “the drift” one abandons normal preoccupations — such as the work-life balance — to simply move forward into life and environment without calculating a metric formulated by time and money. In three projects created by Medicine Hat artists Wes Bell, Susan Sakamoto and Wendy Struck, we encounter new psychological perspectives on the surrounding landscape.
- Curated by Genevieve Farrell, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, TREX Southeast