Heather Yip

Salmon Arm, CA

I am a contemporary conceptual visual artist who lives and works in Salmon Arm, BC the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc people. My practice is inspired by human relationships, technology and the environment especially now as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. I use assemblage, performative and digital media techniques to draw on these themes in my current work and research the result often encourages my audience to question the role that technology plays in their lives and, that it must not simply be seen as a neutral space. I sometimes explore making art through the lens of an alter ego called “Superfun Mom” which I developed while pursuing my MFA (Emily Carr, 2020). Superfun Mom allows me to work freely through the lens of feminist parenting and pop culture-inspired inquiries, which often result in the creation of participatory work. Unpaid parental labour of all kinds and my lived experience of mediating my kids’ device-centred lives are additional curiosities for Superfun Mom. Fortunately, my children and their toys are occasionally cooperators in these conceptions.