DANIEL LASKARIN

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

After a career as a helicopter pilot/engineer, I turned to the visual arts which now seems to be a field of equal, if dissimilar, danger. My practice is object based, materially and philosophically rooted; much of this work investigates the ways in which art can generate the sensory experience of consciousness. Some of the work does entirely other things. Understanding that the "expanded field" is blown utterly apart, I make things that stay together, that find their own order in a condition of disorder, and that at the same time refuse that which orders everything. I sometimes incorporate photography and video, optics, robotics systems, installation and sound and have been involved with set design, public image projections and several large-scale public commissions. I have exhibited in Canada and internationally, and currently teach at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Victoria in Western Canada.