Structured around train trips through the countryside and cityscapes of central Canada and the urban corridor into London, England, "A Landscape of Here and There" explores issues of identity, the role of landscape in shaping it, and how, in turn, technology colours our perception of landscape. It is an experimental documentary about my first visit back to my place of origin after an absense of over twenty years. It could be called a "track movie", working similar territory to that of the "road movie". Suspended in transit between origin and destination, the train journey affords an ideal site for contemplation.
Phil’s single-channel and video installation work has been shown in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Hamilton, Peterborough, Saskatoon, and Helsinki and Vassa (Finland). His video "X (trace), Studies for a Self-Portrait" was broadcast on TVOntario in the summer of 2005. He also produces photographic works, and makes lightboxes with 16mm filmstrips, which are represented by the Dale Smith Gallery (Ottawa). He has served on the Board of Directors at SAW Video, as well as the Centre de production Daïmõn (Gatineau), where he is now employed as a video production technician. He is also currently acting as Co-Coordinator of the Available Light Screening Collective, which he joined shortly after it was founded in 1995.