MICHAEL FARNAN



Michael Farnan's work includes video, sculpture, painting, photography installation and performance.

Very briefly, Michael's practice serves as an investigation into the construction of Canada's wilderness/nature narrative and colonial history. Romantic ideas of the sublime, iconic images of ‘authentic’ identity, nationalized rites of passage and the often deployed trope of 'becoming animal' all feature in an attempt to interact with Canadian histories, ideologies, and national narratives, both past and present.

This usually ends with someone getting a beer bottle smashed over his or her head.