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Rachelle Viader Knowles
Regina, Canada

In My Mind I am in New York, 2005
This new video work weaves together three strands of narrative about the life of Bernie Flaman, heritage architect for the Province of Saskatchewan and the artist’s next-door neighbour. For Bernie, 'in his mind he lives in New York' and the project grew from this idea that our identities are formed by the stories we tell – to others and to ourselves. On the left hand screen Bernie is at home in his Regina condo, showing us aspects of his downtown, urban life. On the right hand screen, we see him at his family farm in Southey – his 'upstate getaway’. On the screen in the middle we are on the move, in between, drifting through Saskatchewan.