Multi-instrumentalist/artist Casey Koyczan creates a sculptural installation on the shore of Russell Lake. Koyczan’s connection to the North is music inspired by the northern locations, aesthetic, and materials he will utilize for his fine art practice.
The installation is constructed not only to serve as a form of shelter in the future for local hunting, fishing, berry picking, and cookouts, but also serves as a stage, as Koyczan performs his brand of live-looping electro-alternative music within the shelter as his artist persona ‘The Bushman”, Koyczan’ creates an experience influenced by the landscape. Koyczan plays music within this structure about the area; further emphasizing the connection to the land through art and music played through multiple speakers hung from the trees spanning throughout the area.
In the past, Koyczan has expressed this connection through fine art installations such as "Emotive Ascension", "Ek'et'a", and "Stitch", which are interpretations of nature reclaiming architectural space. Koyczan’s blood-line traces back to the Behchoko area as he is Tlicho from the Dogrib/Rae Band, and would like to honour that history with this performance.