Projecting the Pluriverse* is a direct follow up to last year’s Third Shift installation, Posing the Pluriverse. 

Posing the Pluriverse was created through community collaboration (with L’Arche and The Saint John Y). Together we created large scale sets of our inner worlds—large enough for people to step into and have their portraits taken. Projecting the Pluriverse is a chance for the community to view the portraits created in collaboration for Third Shift 2019.

Speckled throughout the city, in residential and commercial buildings, Projecting the Pluriverse will use windows as a means to highlight community. With the world altering pandemic, windows have become radical spaces from which we offer care and communicate with the outside world. Projecting the Pluriverse is a collection of portraits, beacons of our community. They represent compassion and empathy as the photographed individual literally and metaphorically steps another’s inner world. A moment of shared experience.

*The term ‘pluriverse’ refers to all possibilities, coexisting, non-hierarchically at once.


Amy Ash is an interdisciplinary artist interested in the experiences that impact our sense of belonging. Her practice flows between curatorial projects, teaching, socially engaged action, and hands-on making. Of settler ancestry, she lives in Saint John, New Brunswick, on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples.