David K. Ross’s investigations with photography, film and installation examine the performative capacities of un-choreographed and un-scripted activities, along with the relationships that exist between the recorded event and its re-presentation in physical space. These interests have been applied to various projects including: a close examination of colour coded art shipping crates, the enigmatic activities of student land surveyors, the vapor dispersed from art museums’ HVAC units, the mythic and sublime qualities of an urban lighting fixture, and the quietude of artists’ storage spaces.
Ross’s works have been exhibited in major institutions in North America and Europe and are included in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Mus√©e d’art contemporain de Montr√©al and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. His films and video installations have been featured at CineMarfa (2012), Le Mois de la Photo √† Montr√©al (2013), the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (2014), and in the Toronto International Film Festival Wavelengths programme (2015). A survey of recent works Positions, was exhibited at Dazibao gallery in Montr√©al in the fall of 2015. Positions will be traveling to the Rice Media Center, Rice University, Texas in 2016.
Ross has also worked collaboratively with Rebecca Duclos on curatorial and research projects under the name graphic standards. Their projects together included The Manchester Letherium, As Much as Possible Given the Time and Space Allotted and Depot.
On set during filming of Le Phare (2012). Image: Adrian Knight