As five multidisciplinary artists, we have come together to think both collectively and long-term about the health of water and the role artists play in responding to urgent ecological, political, and social issues that collect around water. This gallery shares images of our on-site research during residencies we carried out together in Skwxwú7mesh Territory around the fjord of Átl’ka7sem including the proposed site for Woodfibre LNG. Located on the ancestral and Unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) peoples, Woodfibre LNG claims to be a remediation project, that will “clean up” the site, once a pulp and paper mill, replacing them with liquified natural gas (LNG), a fossil fuel contributing to carbon pollution, global warming, and endangering land, water, and life. This gallery also includes images from a research residency Fathom Sounds member Alana Bartol did at the Comox Vallery Art Gallery from November 26 - December 4, 2021, on the Unceded Territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.
Our first exhibition Salt Stained Streaks of a Worthwhile Grief was held at Comox Valley Art Gallery in 2022. We are currently working on a digital project. Thank you to Canada Council for the Arts for supporting our work. Fathom Sounds is Alana Bartol, Kat Morris, Genevieve Robertson, Nancy Tam and Jay White.