all that moves

video still from all that moves project
by Allison Maria Rodriguez
multi-channel immersive video installation, 2021

Artist Statement

all that moves is an immersive multi-channel video installation exploring themes of physical and spiritual interconnection within hidden worlds. Utilizing the site of Churchill Manitoba – right at the arctic’s edge – as a foundation, this work bears witness to the story embedded in the landscape. From the unexpected beauty of an arctic summer, to the life cycle of water fleas, this work celebrates the artistry of the overlooked while also testifying to the urgent necessity of looking closer. The North is a place often forgotten by the rest of the world, but it is here that it is possible to see the impact of climate change most clearly. The fatal flaws of a colonial world view are spotlighted against a stark tundra – remnants from thoughtless actions to genocide hold visceral energy in a place seemingly unmarred by human intervention. Reflecting the place itself, the installation is a quiet meditation on our collective oneness and a testament that our stories, and our futures, are eternally linked.

All materials used in the work were gathered during an Earthwatch Fellowship at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, where the artist personally experienced both profound scientific and spiritual discoveries. She is immensely grateful to both Earthwatch and the CNSC for this incredible opportunity.

Two unique site-responsive iterations of all that moves will be installed in 2021 in the following exhibitions:

A Thread, Extended 3-person exhibition at Northeastern University’s Gallery 360 curated by Amy Halliday from June 16 – October 2, 2021

all that moves“, solo exhibition at Installation Space from October 22 – November 28, 2021

* all that moves documentation coming soon