Andreas Rutkauskas has been using photography and video to document the aftermath and regeneration following wildfires in Western Canada since 2017. This body of work, collectively titled After the Fire, takes on a new format in The Alternator’s window gallery. Working with imagery sourced exclusively from the unceded traditional territory of the Syilx, he creates a form of diorama that allows the viewer to navigate through a composited forest consisting of trees that have burned and survived fires that took place between 2015 and 2020. Consequently, visitors may witness the process of regeneration from recently burned forest through varying degrees of succession, and contemplate how wildfire can lead to ecological renewal. After the Fire will be on view in the Window Gallery between September 10 and October 23, 2021.