Walking Styxx – a month of psychogeographic walks with a greyhound. Photographs by David Firman
28 September 2018
266 McDermot Avenue
Open Monday to Friday 9 - 4:30
Walking Styxx - a month of psychogeographic walks with a greyhound. Photographs by David Firman
Here begins a tale involving a dog, his doting father and a month of walks.
Styxx-shortened from the original Firestyxx-is a lurcher, a grehound mixed with a little bit of some other breed. But Styxx is every bit greyhound, 80 pounds of muscle bound into a graceful Art Deco form.
It's summer 2014. Styxx and I head out to distant sites,search hills to climb, prairie to sniff. And it occurs to me that I'm exploring my surroundings in a fresh way.
So we invent a project. We take a month of walks, record our findings as photographs and maps. Psychogeographic walks. Uncharted drifts guided solely by our senses. Styx, a sight hound with a keen nose, is my guide.
David has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. His work is in numerous private collections, the National Gallery (Ottawa), Canadian Centre of Architecture (Montreal) and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Exhibit opening: Friday September 28th, 2018
Presented as part of the 2018 Flash FLASH Photographic Festival