The 'Slippery Terrain'
collective travelled to Draakoni Galleriin
Tallinn, Estonia in November, 2010.
'Amy', a series of  portrait images of a woman peeling off a mask.
After this presentation, we were invited to present an exhibition in the Nordic House in Reykjavik, Iceland in May 2010.
Here is the link to the Slippery Terrain Blog.
Images displayed at the Nordic House
Eastern Edge Gallery, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada 2009
video still from ugly betty - tram #6
The title of the exhibition, “slippery terrain”
was born because negotiating artistic territory was significant, despite geographical distances.
The  female visual artists who presented new work in Eastern Edge Gallery in celebration of “International Women’s Day” were:
Thora Gunnarsdottir (Iceland], Nina Lassila [Finland/Sweden], Elin Anna Þórisdóttir [Iceland] and myself, Juliana Espana Keller [Canada/England]
I met these artists when in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2006 for a solo exhibition.
We found strategic similarities in order, to mirror others, to imitate, to immerse; although the exhibition was a composite of different media, materials and influences such as video, photography, installation, sound and other media.
Our individual directorial freedom included research into such interesting subjects such as animal telepathy to animal rights, cartography and human behavioral studies and traditional folklore to contemporary tales of spinning lies and tall stories, all produced by women.
This video project ugly betty
was made in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2006. I was working on a solo exhibition in Gothenburg and wanted to leave with a document or work that reflected my connection to this place.
In my own practice, I utilize tools of masking, camouflage and excessive mimicry to act and to become something else, to transform, transpose and reflect on imitation, theatrics and simulation through performance and intervention.
This video was filmed in the late hours of the day on the #6 tram that winds its way into the heart of Gothenburg on any given night perhaps with the same weary travelers who always take this tram at the same hour.
Using campy costume drama, I got on the tram from the outskirts of Gothenburg’s dark periphery, and took my place amongst the night passengers moving with me against the background of urban landscape.
I built a special structure for the presentation of this video as a digital projection. Since the piece was filmed on a moving tram, I constructed a special support for the digital projector and DVD player, I mounted this structure in a corner of the gallery as a floating projection screen to emphasize the movement through time and space.
This work and the artists of slippery terrain
have now been invited to Tallin, Estonia to present a similar project in Gallery Dragonn in November of 2010........
Video still courtesy of Elin Anna Þórisdóttir [Iceland]
Juliana España Keller [UK/Canada] , Installation view of Ugly Betty
Performance work still courtesy of Nina Lassila [Finland/Sweden] 2009