CGAS RISER Found Festival


Visual Art


The Backstage Theatre, 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

by Mackenzie Bedford
Venue: The Found Grounds

BASK is a durational projection mapping installation featuring different visual perspectives of queerness. Atmospheric visuals create a stage where audience members are invited to step inside, play, and bask in their own intersecting identities of queerness.

In collaboration with Andrew Cormier, Freakmeats, and Sophie May Healey.


Bask will be installed at the Found Grounds, home of the Music Series. On Found’s opening night, catch a preview on the Found Grounds patio! From July 8-10, enter the Backstage Theatre from the Found Grounds patio to enjoy this collaboration.


Masking is heavily encouraged for Bask. Please wear your mask as often as possible to protect yourself and the folks around you.

We find ourselves in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Metis, and other indigenous peoples who have made this place home long before we settled here. For thousands of years, people have gathered here to share in story, community, and creative exchange.

We find ourselves thankful: thankful to play a small part in that long-standing tradition, a tradition carried on the shoulders of so many creators, builders, dreamers, agitators, and makers who came before us, and who will come long after us.

We find ourselves inspired: inspired by an evolving community of artists who passionately spark the magic that manifests when we surrender ourselves to the long summer days of this northern place.

We find ourselves grateful: grateful to everyone who rallies around this tiny but mighty Festival — the artists, the volunteers, the staff, the audience, the board, the mentors, the partners and sponsors, the funders, the believers. Found Festival exists because of you.