action at a distance
Painted tepee poles, nylon rope, plants, ceramics, sandbags, twelve framed digital prints, framed mirror
233 x 102 x 66 in. (591.82 x 259.08 x 167.64 cm)
Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
In action at a distance, twelve tepee poles serve as a backdrop for a cluster of houseplants and images in mismatched secondhand frames, blending references to some of Linklater’s artistic influences with memories of his childhood home. Included among the images are details from Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya’s The Disasters of War etchings (1810–20); stills from twentieth-century arthouse films by Chantal Akerman, Chris Marker, and Andy Warhol; and a portrait of Ojibwe artist and “grandfather of Indigenous Canadian contemporary art” Norval Morriseau.