Amidst the vast expanse of the world, our souls seek grounding. As Simone Weil aptly described, “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” Be.Trit, a dynamic collective comprising Bryan Faubert and Nicole Tritter, brings this concept to life with their mobile sculpture, “Roots/Routes”. Resembling a vast steel trunk and root system on a trailer, this masterpiece journeys alongside the Bow River, echoing the interconnectedness of humanity with the land and waters that cradle us. As the art invites public interaction along the riverbanks, both artists and onlookers are encouraged to share tales of their roots and the paths that led them to Mohkinstsis/Calgary. Their collective stories will soon find a home in “Roots/Routes Vol. 1”, a captivating Zine.
At the heart of Be.Trit lies the duality of two incredible artists. “Be.” represents Bryan Faubert, known for his compelling street art and urban interventions, most notably his transformed Calgary C-Train turned late-night projection device. On the other side, “Trit”, inspired by Nicole Korenda-Tritter, brings a rich tapestry of experiences, being of both Indigenous and settler heritage, and the daughter of a refugee. With a background in contemporary dance, Nicole crafts publicly accessible artworks inspired by the natural world, embodying her unique worldview.
Dive into the journey of connection and reflection with Be.Trit, as they reimagine the essence of what it means to belong, both to the land and to each other.