P r e / a m b l e:
A 2 day festival of Art and Psychogeography

NOVEMBER 1 & 2, 2003

Festival Overview
Participating Artists
Schedule of Events
Join the Mailing List

Western Front
Upgrade 2.0
Special Airplane
Kate Armstrong
Year Zero One

What is Psychogeography?
Algorithmic Psychogeography
Guy Debord's Theory of the Derive
Why Psychogeography?
Social Fiction
Ingrid Koivukangas

T A L K : Archetypal Journeys: Vancouver Land-Based Works The Nautilus Project and The 5 Circle Project
Western Front
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2003
Time: 4 pm

Ingrid Koivukangas will be at Pre/amble to talk about two Vancouver land-based installation works completed in 2001 and 2002. Both works invite the viewer on a multi-layered journey through the land, that begins with the overlaying of an archetypal symbol - a golden spiral and circle - on a map of the Lower Mainland. Viewers can journey through the works online, and/or download maps so that they can make the physical journey to the sites themselves.

The Nautilus Project was created for the illumine exhibition, honouring the 2001 opening of Arthur Erickson's Waterfall Building. The work was completed over 5 days and echoes some of the architectural elements found at the site, including the golden spiral which is the form of the outer stairways which lead to the rooftop of the building.

The Five Circle Project: Vancouver was completed during an artist residency at CBC Studios Vancouver from March 12 to 21, 2002 for the ZeD Beta v.1 pilot. A map of the Lower Mainland was overlayed with five concentric circles, radiating outwards from the CBC studios in downtown Vancouver. Four sites were chosen on each of the circles for a total of 20 sites.


Ingrid Koivukangas is a first-generation Finnish Canadian, born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and raised on the West Coast. She has recently completed her MFA at the University of Calgary and is living in Vancouver; teaching in the Fine Art Department at Langara College. She is currently working on her PhD through the Resources and the Environment Faculty at the University of Calgary. Her PhD research work is based on an environmental land artist working in collaboration with architects - so that the work of a land artist is an integral part of the design process. Connecting the site, viewer and building through permanent site-specific works that honour and integrate the history of the land and its people, as well as celestial, botanical and spiritual connections.

Ingrid's gallery work has ranged from installations bringing the site to the gallery via natural materials, magnifying glasses, microscopes, video, photography and sound to framed works that combine site photographs with topographic maps, aerial photographs, stereoscopic glasses, GPS readings and natural site materials - that combined, act as a map to the site. Viewers are encouraged to leave the gallery, with maps to visit the sites themselves.

Artist's Website