Jordan Bennett is a multi-disciplinary visual artist of Mi’kmaq decent who calls the west coast of Newfoundland home. His work is derived from a combination of popular and traditional cultural reflections, which he portrays through his passion for and knowledge of pop culture, traditional craft, and his own cultural practices. Currently, through the processes of sculpture, digital media, text based media, installation, painting, and endurance performance, Jordan strives to push boundaries and play with the ideas of re-appropriation, reclamation, participation and the artifact within traditional aboriginal craft, ceremony, and contemporary culture. By this means of remixing artistic practices, storytelling and creating participatory objects and interactive performance spaces, he aims to form an atmosphere where traditional meets contemporary, shifting preconceived notions on an object or an actions original function or intent.
Essay by Aiden Gillis, forthcoming.