Liquid Land (2021) is a 15:03 minutes video of a brick sculpture made from a mix of unceded territory —land from outside the school— and First Nations Land —collected with Splash. The sculpture was placed in the forest for rain, snow, and wind to dissolve the ideological divisions embedded in the land narrative. This slow process of decomposition forces the viewer to experience a different sense of time, a more-than-human time.
Esteban Pérez (b. 1992 in Quito, Ecuador) graduated from Emily Carr University of Arts + Design with an MFA degree in 2021. His work has been part of exhibitions such as: Radical Reworlding (AHVA Gallery UBC, 2021), Triplete (No Lugar, 2018), and Premio Brasil (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, 2017), and in 2019 he had his first solo show Transitory (Más Arte, 2019). He was selected for the Premio Brasil –Arte Emergente (CAC), an award funded by the Brazilian embassy in Quito for the promotion of Emerging Artists. In 2020, he was the recipient of The Audain Travel Award in Vancouver. In 2021 he was an artist-in-residence at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and at the Similkameen Studio Residency organized by Griffin Arts Projects.