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David Curtis

Shall Inherit

Multimedia installation

During his Macaulay House residency in July, David created short films, while exploring new and unique ways of exhibiting the work. These films are an intimate and poetic reflection on the evolving psychological and phenomenological interrelationships with nature he experienced during periods of Covid related isolation. David is exploring various means of projection onto and alongside of sculptural elements and motifs related to the themes and subjects of the films. The objects projected onto are both manufactured and natural.

“Shall Inherit” video by David Curtis

About the Artist

David Curtis is an off grid dwelling filmmaker, commercial fisher, carpenter and artist who has had the honour and privilege of living in Dawson City, within the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territories, Yukon for the past 23 years.

David’s work focuses on interweaving poetic and associative possibilities through form, subject and meaning. The open ended interpretative outcomes of his films are predicated on the idea that poetry, passion and humility are not only important to being human, but essential to our survival.