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MULCH Collective

JULY 20 - AUGUST 31

Mulch is material used to enrich soil. It is an insulator, an enricher. It assists in both growth and decay. It is a slow entanglement of nutrients, a layer of protection, a threshold between the world and the world within.

MULCH is an arts collective composed of friends and collaborators across so called Canada. We seek to explore art through collaborative and land based practices, allowing for fragmented ideas to be a part of a continuous cycle of decay and rebirth.

MULCH Collective is made up of Jules Cundari, Rahel Elias, Mona Fani, Mary Fisher, Isaac Forsland, Sarah Genge and Jasper Wrinch, among many others.

About the artists

Isaac Forsland (he/him) is an emerging multidisciplinary artist and video-centric freelancer. With a primary focus on Super8 and 16mm film, his artistic practice centres around the use of found footage, eco-developing, and direct animation techniques. He was born on Treaty 7 land, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda. He currently works on the unceded traditional and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Jasper Wrinch (he/him) is a text and sound-based artist working on Nex̱wlélex̱m and the unceded territory of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. His work aims to crystallise the often opaque, overwhelming and contradictory feelings surrounding social and environmental change into hyper-detailed and immersive textual and sonic experiences.

Jules Cundari (she/her) is an artist and eco-art educator based in Victoria, BC. Currently working as a farmer and market manager for a 10-acre organic farm, she is passionate about regenerative agriculture and acts of food sovereignty that result in ecological and community- based resilience. Her practice investigates curiosities of ethnobotany and reciprocity through a lens of emotional, ritualistic and rhythmic embodiment. Site-specific research influences the materiality of her work, often gravitating toward further understanding the layered ecologies we are a part of.

Mary Fisher (they/them) is a sculptor, drawer, bookmaker, and installation artist who works with mediums including metals and fibres to make moveable and interactive sculptures. Their work explores themes of intimacy, memory, and loss evoking emotive and sensorial experiences. Fisher’s current work encourages engagement and reflection through play structures and memories of childhood. Fisher is currently exploring these ideas and growing their studio practice at OCAD University’s BFA in Sculpture and Installation program in Toronto, Canada. Outside of the institution, they are the founder of draw_club — a collective that acts as a place to be in conversation and creation with emerging artists in the city, and mostly, is a place to play.

Mona Fani (she/her) is a persian-canadian multi-media artist with a focus on analog practices in photography and visual design. Her practice is rooted in patience and observation. She is interested in the vulnerable moments lived by or left behind in the human experience. As a witness to the world around her, Mona collages textured layers in her design and photography practice — capturing curious moments in the everyday. She is based on unceded lands belonging to the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations; also known as Vancouver, BC.

Rahel Elias (she/her) is a multimedia artist who specializes in ceramics and documentary photography. She creates images and clay sculptures in order to better understand her relationship with her body through the exploration of the black human form. She investigates intersectional-identity, alienation, and otherness by drawing from memory and observation. By using manipulation and distortion in her works, she hopes to explore the way black identities have been imagined, invented and shaped through societal interpretation. Rahel currently works in her ceramic studio, based in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada.

Sarah Genge (they/she) is an emerging independent filmmaker working in documentary and music video production. Their interests include exploring the natural absurdity that permeates everyday life, blurring the line between film and visual art, and creating community-based film projects. They currently work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.