This performance piece, Constrain, was developed after the first Broken Forests Group residency in 2019.
I’m so happy to welcome my friend and a wonderful, committed and important artist, Ernest Daetwyler to the Broken Forest Group. Please take a look at the Images page for some views of Ernest’s past work. For me, these works have always been about synthesizing art with nature and building a sustainable balance between humanity and the forest.
Ernest Daetwyler studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Bern, Switzerland, the Centro Europeo in Venice, Italy and received his master diploma from the Schule für Gestaltung, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
His multidisciplinary exhibitions and public interventions/art projects are being presented in Canada and internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Presence Suisse, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) 2010 Exhibition of the Year Award, the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, the Arts Award Waterloo Region in Visual Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, N.Y.
Check out Marek Mikrut on our Images page. He plays a mean Jew’s Harp and his soft, joyful landscapes seem to conjur up childhood memories of the forests he visits. Here’s a beauty. More images by Marek Mikrut are at: BFG Images page
More momentum for the Broken Forests Project. We’ve added several artists to the project, two organic painters from Poland, an installation poet from Hamilton and a site/spirit artist born in Switzerland who now lives on the edges of the boreal forest of Ontario. Check them out here:
We’re all SO EXCITED to be working with a highly respected Canadian curator with a wealth of knowledge about contemporary art practice who is doing wonderful things at this Hybrid Arts Presentation and Participation Space…Ms. Virginia Eichhorn.
Okay, so we just set up a Broken Forests Group Channel on YouTube. This is where we will be collecting videos about participating artists and curators for the project. Right now we have some artists studio tours from artists in Canada, Brazil, and Mexico. Here is the channel link.
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A call to a suffering civilization. I think we must achieve a new balance between the health of the human community and the health of the biosphere that supports us.
These are views from the Smerek Mountain walk led by Leszek Zuber Zebrowksi. The photographs were all taken by Mr. Zubrowski in 2019.