My muti-media installation dawn to dust is up in Kelowna until June 23 at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. This work reworks memory-based drawings by my father and his siblings of a time that isn't necessarily 'recorded' when after the internment of Japanese Canadians they 'chose' repatriation to Japan in the areas of Fukuouka and Shizuouka from 1946 to about the late 1950s/early 1960s when they all returned back to Canada. The drawings and stories are the basis of a piece called dawn to dust which originally began as a short fiction work told in the perspective of a mutt dog, a statue, a mejiro bird, a ghost, and a house snake. The audio fiction plays with 5 intimate animated movies set in tiny architectural structures. Once again a large group of collaborators has helped to make this work possible (please visit the project section to see the names of everyone!) I originally began production for this in 2013 the year when my father passed suddenly. The project sat dormant in a state of limbo for some time (with majority of it finished) and I'm pleased to be able to take this opportunity to realize it in this phase.