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.