Keith H. Doyle & Evann E. Siebens: IcarusCar
April 11- May 8, 2009
Opening reception April 11, 6- 9pm

IcarusCar is a screen-based sculptural installation involving the myth of a flying car. Inspired by the real history of Molt Taylor’s 1949 Aerocar One and the folly of Icarus, an abstract narrative is created with multiple channels of video and sculptural artifacts from the film. Using a full-sized 1969 MGB GT and a scale model of the same, the media is set in the rural southern Alberta winter landscape, where an old crumbling barn and long desolate roads provide the place for subject and setting. Nostalgia for another time in history, the relationship between the automobile, the Canadian prairie landscape, and the inventor or artist are all part of the dream to push beyond gravity and use human ingenuity to create something new, to fly…

IcarusCar was created during a 2007 residency at the Banff New Media Institute at the Banff Centre