FLOTSAM FIXATION, Triplex Filter, Woodwind, Rosy Bloom, Billiard Marbles
Installation, gallery , 1. 16" X 7" X 6.5", 2.23" X 8.5" X 6", 3. 19" X 8" X 6.25" 4. 30.5" X 5.5" X 7.75", 2018, $2000
Flotsam Fixation sculptural work implements non-valuable hierarchy objects and repurposed components from all sorts of tools and items once owned by my parents and other people. My mother’s lineage spawned from British Isles, my father’s from around the Baltic Sea. Many of Canada’s and United States ancestors originated beyond.
Multidisciplinary artist Tiki Mulvihill incorporates sculpture, performance and audio in site-generated installations. Although currently situated in Vancouver, Mulvihill sees herself as a reluctant nomad, moving throughout adult-life between rural and urban communities. This transience generates an ongoing dialogue within her studio practice where she teases the supposed truths we construct in our conflicted relationships with place. Mulvihill’s work, realized through pseudo-scientific research and development, expands through viewer interaction and engagement to bridge the gaps between imaginary and actual; between fact and fiction. Her work voices contradictions of belonging in disparate environments. Her Performance-work develops impulse for viewer interpretation of place.
Since initial graduation (BFA, MA University of Idaho), regional activities extended Tiki Mulvihill’s role as artist. Diverse employment as instructor of art/dance, curating, coordination of educational art-programs and collections; provided impetus for experimentation in multi-disciplinary, collaborative and community-based activities. Her MFA (University of Calgary) furthered varied connections through art. Recently, Tiki Mulvihill’s collaborative art ventures with a fellow artist Fae Logie led to founding Art is Land Network, an artist collective in the use of natural and repurposed materials to engage within landscape. As well, recent affiliations with artists from theatrical fields, dance and textiles invoked intra-disciplinary approaches to sites.