Tomas Jirku is an Vancouver-based photographer who explores the region’s backcountry in search of its hidden secrets. Using modern technology capable of capturing beyond the limits of human vision, he translates encounters with the natural sublime to reveal what is past the threshold of our reality.
There is a sense that the natural sciences are the path to discovering absolute objective truths, and our expectation is that the empirical data we gather has answers encoded within it, but we are merely translating one phenomena to another, so the interpretation is left to us. We hold onto vestiges from the age of reason, which implied that phenomena can be neatly compartmentalized into Kantian categories, but nature isn’t so well ordered.
Even the characteristically distinct regions of the electromagnetic spectrum blend at their transitions without definitive separation, much like the Deleuzian trinity of science, art and philosophy. These ambiguous transition zones confound definition and remain open to interpreting the interplay
between modes of radiation.
RECEPTION November 7th 7-9pm
EXHIBITION November 2nd – December 1st