Subtle Architectures
Latitude 53 | Edmonton


The initial inspiration for Subtle Architectures came from the presence of yellow lines in front of government buildings. These lines designated smoking areas: people stood just inside the demarcated space to bend and exhale, to play with the absurdity of entrapping smoke. For her residency at Visualeyez 2007, Howes carried a small canister of chalk to demarcate various locations throughout the city to move within. Through this action she explored her interest in the movement of the body in relationship to architecture, public and private space, and to highlight gestures linked to internalized mechanisms of control, specific external sites, and existing social structures.


  • Camera: Tagny Duff

Exhibition History

  • Subtle Architekturen
    Crash!Boom!Bau! Festival Bauhaus Year
    Jena, DE
  • Subtle Architectures
    Montreal, CA
  • Subtle Architectures Subtiles
    3e impérial
    Granby, CA
  • Subtle Architectures
    Latitude 53
    Edmonton, CA
Part of Subtle Architectures Project
Part of Carve Project