Lethbridge: Sunday, October 5 - Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Calgary: Tuesday, October 14 - Friday, October 17, 2008
The Urban Habitat Laboratory (UHL) is a mobile, self-sufficient, sustainable, compact dwelling with web camera communication ability. The UHL is a multifunctional and ever-expanding portable lab and activist centre for urban sustainability, complete with green roof and water collection capabilities. The bicycle-powered UHL uses green technologies and sustainable materials, disseminating information as the unit moves throughout the city. Urbanites can connect with the UHL in person, as the lab stops for wireless Internet connection on its nomadic urban journey, or at the 809 Exhibition Space in Kensington.
Kelly Jaclynn Andres is an interdisciplinary artist who applies the apparatus of technology, portability, and location, from bicycles to communication devices, to create situations that combine the absurd with sensory-based experiences. By incorporating banal objects along with electronic media– often as interactions between species such as yeast, bacteria, poultry, plant, and human, Andres deploys simple systems, objects and performances that allow participants to explore and interact with the immediate environment.