Project:Moments Intercepted

"Stephanie Murray"

Occupation: Artist
Location: Calgary

Why does this project interest me?
My intrigue of this project is rooted in the idea of responding to life spaces in the form of art. It touches on some queries that are present in my own practice, such as the genuine context for work and the role of artists as social researchers. I anticipate that my participation in this project will provide some stimulating challenges and active contemplations that relate to my current course of artistic development. I also anticipate that artists participating in this project will be able to engage people and places outside of their studio and usual contexts of art making and disseminating.  This is also a topic of intrigue for me, as I believe that it is important for art communities to reach beyond their own members in order to become richer and more diverse (and also more appreciated). The (re)collection project is an exciting opportunity that offers development,  candid research, challenge, engagement and hopefully, a great deal of dialogue.

Challenge: *Final Challenge: Leave behind something special for someone else to discover

Hello there, Medicine Hat

The flag reads: TAKE ME from: Stephanie M

(and includes the website to the (re)collection project).

Challenge: *Challenge 7: Create something with garbage

Sled Island Love

THE SLED ISLAND FESTIVAL (is over, so now it’s time to get back to life)

Artwork removed from an installation


Old wristband


Confetti from OF MONTREAL


A memoir

Challenge: *Challenge 3: Reveal something hidden

What does making your work sound like?

There are so many things that happen inside a studio space that never leave with the work. The studio is a place of intimate interaction between work and artist.

Artists might be the only ones who ever know the sounds associated with making their work.

Studio Sounds

Challenge: *Challenge 2: Make something old new

Somethings Grow: Temporary Life-space Installation

I went to see an independent film (CHOCH) yesterday and since it was the last screening I asked the writer/director, Brendan Prost, if he would mind if I appropriated the old tickets for this project. Intermittently tree-like, the forms of the installation are reminiscent of their material origin. The film itself deals with ideas of personal convolusion and the festering, colonizing nature that thoughts regarding social adversities can have. Personified here, the tickets are in a confused state of remembering what they were while exploring new places, interactions and forms of existance; echoing aspects of the central character’s journey. Somethings Grow: Temporary Life-space Installation recreates aspects of a previous experience built from something old.

Choch itself is a great piece of work, for more info on it, check out:
Challenge: *Challenge 1: Turn something green


This is not my cup, but if it were, it would be best friends with green tea stains.