Daniel Laskarin, Canada
Daniel Laskarin is an artist and a professor at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Victoria. His practice is one of restless contemplation. It is an investigation of our experience of self and of objects as other bodies, with an interest in the ways in which art may give sensory experience to consciousness, creating a bridge between substance and ineffability.
Understanding that the "expanded field" is utterly blown apart, his work makes things that stay together, that find their own order in a condition of disorder, and that at the same time remain unsettled. This work uses diverse media, drawn from industrial materials and processes, sometimes incorporating photography and video, optics, robotics systems, installation and sound. He has been involved with set design, public image projections, and large scale public commissions in the Pacific Northwest and has exhibited across Canada and internationally.