Elizabeth Chitty’s work explores what it means to be in a body, a place, with others. For 41 years, the interrelations of temporal-‐kinaesthetic-‐visual-‐aural-‐textual-‐sensory interests have flowed through her work. She makes primarily video and sound installations and performances, as well as video, artist’s gardens and constructed photographs. Her literacy spans the gallery, stage, and public realm. She has worked with community-‐based strategies and within walking practice. Since the 1990s, her passion for reconciliation between settlers and First Nations has often been reflected in her work.
Much of her work since 2008 has been about water. Her current work is place-‐based, focusing on a place by considering a site’s geology, plants and birds, natural and built landscapes, governance including treaties, histories, and water and its infrastructure. The work is anchored in sensing and making sense of our surroundings through bodily experience, social interactions, and simple technology.
Her exhibition The Grass Is Still Green is currently on view at Brock University’s Rodman Hall Art Centre in St. Catharines ON where she lives. The exhibition consists of an artist’s garden, digital prints and text, and a video.