Chantal is a mixed media artist interested in the cultural (re)production of knowledge. Mythmaking and border crossings are major themes in works called ‘Historical In(ter)ventions,’ altered history books that challenge codex forms and the ideas and ideologies inscribed in them. She transforms old texts and sculpts new ones to illustrate the omissions and absences in historical meta-narratives. The works highlight the hands of the artist-historian in re/writing the text as they push the physical and geographical boundaries of ‘bookness’ and explore the question “What does it mean to write history?”
She teaches writing, visual communication and new media courses in the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University.