DEEP HORSE TEXTS invited five artists and their chosen human companions to spend a day with a horse in 2021–22. These artists sought out ranches, trail-rides, barns, and horse rescues where they could ride, brush, feed, or just be alongside horses. Each two-person group was given a pre-loaded camera, and the invitation to do whatever they wanted with this time.
What we, the interlopers of these DEEP HORSE ENCOUNTERS, are given to experience, are the contact sheets from each roll of film. These images function less as documentation than as a reminder that time spent with a horse exists outside of what can be held in an image.
Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta. He is an interdisciplinary artist and exhibits nationally and internationally.