In Contact explores the emotional possibilities of wilderness encounters and demonstrates the tender moments that can occur when immersed within the land that we have been removed from.—When we do so, our human desire to interact with the landscape is uncovered. Scenes move from the bloody hide of a moose to single salmon roe, to antlers held as if life itself depended upon connection, and while playing off the concept of the artist’s hand. These are a mediation on the principle of outdoor travel to “leave no trace”, which means we can only interact with many wild organisms through their found remains.
—In Contact is particularly relevant today as our world contemplates a future of unprecedented climate change. It asks: What is the value of land? What does the land expect of us? Of you?