take me with you before you go

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take me with you before you go

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take me with you before you go
HP005
Saddle stitched softcover book
2018

‘take me with you before you go’, a recent artist book by Brody Weaver, explores the mediation and transmission of affect between digital and lived space. Formally, the work is comprised of personally retrieved, printed screen shots from various video messaging platforms that are embedded into sheets of semi-opaque mylar. Double sided, the paper becomes a substrate for both representation and reflection. The work lingers, obsesses, and is tainted with a perverse need to capture: to record, to keep, to archive that which is out of reach. Appropriating the language of digital communications, the work asks how these spatial modes of communication stand in and replace a lived experience that is not less than material, but different; pixels, buffers, and lagging screens stand in place for emotional resonance that probe and interrogate anxieties of loss and translation; “I remember waking up here in the morning, beside you, the sun and the light, always trying to reach out and touch it - did I ever?”.

Brody Weaver is a young artist and writer currently living and studying in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Working primarily in text, book making, installation and expanded sculpture, his work functions though the use and misuse of personal, material, cultural, and social artefacts. Exploring our points of contact with the past, Brody’s work is intimately concerned with history, personal archive, memory, and factors of intersubjectivity and intertextuality that pervade human relations. He has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, an international program dedicated to to recognizing and rewarding distinguished young artists, for both his written and visual work. In 2017, Brody was awarded participation in the Satellite Award Exhibition, a survey show of the most prominent graduates from the four visual art programs in London, Ontario and has recently had bookwork represented at MoMA PS1. Currently attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University as a distinguished Creative Innovator of Tomorrow, he is pursuing an undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies.

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