Regina artist Sylvia Ziemann's exhibit “Possible Worlds” is currently on display at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum's Gallery No. 2.
According to the artist statement, “Possible Worlds” is a group of five miniature homes whose structures respond to unstable environments in a possible future world impacted by climate change, rising sea levels and other threats.
There are also implied narratives about domestic violence, paranoid shut-ins and even suburban terrorists in each installation.
“Some of these models incorporate systems for recycling bath water, and networks for wind and solar power,” the artist statement says. “Technology is now powered through environmentally friendly means, but the environment is anything but friendly.”
The interiors of each structure, which incorporate video and small scale miniature dioramas, reflect the people who live in them and their coping strategies in response to environmental threats. The structures range from a rich industrialist's heavily fortified home, to a family who finds a camouflaged tower in the B.C. forest.
The exhibit has been at the EAGM since February 7, and it will remain until March 22.