Research-Creation Project, 2016
ECOLOGIX is a research-creation platform that was developed during an Artist-in-Residence position, funded by the Edmonton Arts Council as part of the City of Edmonton’s Art of Living cultural plan. During this AiR position, Beier worked with the staff and clients at ASSIST Community Services Centre, a community program that provides diversified services to Canadian immigrants and their families, to discuss and develop ideas that then formed the impetus for the larger ECOLOGIX platform. Beier’s engagements with the active and diverse programs at ASSIST led to the development of a new branch of research-creation focused on exploring how connections are made (or not made) between individuals and groups, concepts and material ‘reality’, and systems of knowledge. The ECOLOGIX platform documents, experiments with, and builds on this research trajectory, offering both a site for refleXion and creation.