Make-Shift Anthropocene Symbiosis Station and Interface for Vibrant Exchange

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Project Summary

M.A.S.S.I.V.E., abbreviated for Make-shift Anthropocene Symbiosis Station and Interface for Vibrant Exchange, is a mobile, interactive art installation made from repurposed materials by Kelowna-based artist, Lucas Glenn. Installed at various parks in the fall of 2024, M.A.S.S.I.V.E. features a mobile station with small, interactive eco-contraptions made to help humans and nonhumans adapt to a changing climate.

Components are made to look like science-fiction equipment, but are fashioned from found materials like scrap metal, backpacks, Nerf guns, tin cans, and D.I.Y. electronics. Free-standing, strapped to a tree, or attached to a fence-post, the objects encourage visitors to connect with the more-than-human world by pouring water, activating a sound, collecting a drawing, or catching seeds. Supporting these “interfaces” is a utility trailer, repurposed as a stripped down workshop and solar-generating station, where the artist will be on-site to facilitate.

Artist Bio

Lucas Glenn (b. 1992, Winfield, BC) is an emerging artist working in installation, digital media, and drawing. Glenn is interested in attempts to take materials designed for ecological domination and repurpose them as objects for ecological support and care. His work retools imagery, waste, and industrial equipment to create sporty irrigation systems, rugged compost shelters, and detail-rich dioramas. He attributes his resourceful, D.I.Y. approach to his upbringing in small-town BC.

Glenn received his BFA from University of British Columbia and his MFA from University of Victoria, where he received awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the British Columbia Arts Council. He continues to exhibit independent and collaborative projects throughout Western Canada.

The artist, working in a storage room improvised as a temporary studio.
Photo by Asha Hannan. Image courtesy of the artist.


This project takes place on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territory of the Syilx Nation.

Supported by the City of Kelowna Artist in Residence program