Amy Ash is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist engaged with processes of meaning-making leading to a sense of belonging. She traces connectivity through the intersections and overlaps between memory, learning and wonder to incite curiosity. Her practice flows between curatorial projects, teaching, socially engaged action and hands-on studio making. Amy has exhibited and curated programmes internationally, with projects recently commissioned by National Gallery London and The NB International Sculpture Symposium. Of settler ancestry, she currently lives and works in Saint John, New Brunswick which sits on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples.

DESCRIPTION: Similar to the term multi-verse, pluriverse refers a set of all possible universes and simultaneous realities/dimensions.

In economics, it refers to the plurality of economic systems in the world and their interaction. In geography and anthropology, it refers to a move towards fostering a de-colonial response to the multiplicity of experiences, types of knowledge, understanding and ways of knowing. The pluriverse, as a concept, values a diverse range of experience as relevant and is non-hierarchical in nature.

Posing the Pluriverse is an interactive installation consisting of a collection of large scale images, generated through community collaboration. Presented as a representation of possible alternative, concurrent or future worlds, they are hung in the public sphere and, in the tradition of studio photography, act as large backdrops. Viewers are invited to enter each space to participate in the possibility of the pluriverse, posing for a photograph as proof of their journey.