A duality exists within all of Ian Johnson’s work that reflects his subverted perspectives on applied meaning to places and objects within a cultural identity. Johnson’s photographs exploit the historical canon of his ancestry to create satirical snapshots of his role in a societal microcosm. Nostalgia drives his desire for traditional practices in his music and as performance art in the piece “Flat Stone” 2005-present day. His video work explores the emotions of small town narratives delivered as legendary oral histories. Ian Johnson obtained his BFA from the University of Manitoba and has exhibited work at The New Icelandic Heritage Museum and The Gimli Film Festival as the Winner of the “My Gimli Film Competition” in 2010.