date | 18 ProgramsDates 2002
- November 8, 2002 to December 1, 2002
With Indian Act, the horizontal line is used as a method of erasing and abstracting parts of Canada's Federal Legislation pertaining to its 'Indians'. Monumental in scale, it consists of sewing over each of the 56 pages of the annotated Indian Act with red and white glass trade beads. The white beads replace the words and the red beads, the space between them. The overall effect of the beaded page resembles a visual and tactile language, something akin to Morse code or Braille. However, beading the Act also speaks of a sociopolitical activity; each page is pierced by a needle and like a scar bears the stitch, a reminder of its path across the page, and generations of conditioned and controlled Indian lives.
By Nadia Myre
- October 17, 2002
Depicting visual and emotional vignettes, Looking for Love In the Hall of Mirrors is Daniel's third graphic-performance. This live illustration traces and develops the internal dialogue of a common (sub)cultural archetype - the acerbic old queen. The character leaves the farm and moves to the city looking for love and artistic success; many of the protagonist's sermons address the politics of a sexually-charged landscape, and so the piece also obliquely addresses conformity in the queer community. This exhibition has a recorded electronic score by audio artist Jeffrey Cressman which accompanies the live monologue.
By Daniel Burrows
- October 4, 2002 to October 26, 2002
The human nude, central to Clement's work, is reinterpreted through numerous small drawings. The drawings are gathered into long strips and folded into large accordion shapes which are hung nearly to ceiling height. Created with mixed techniques and media, and done primarily in luminous blues, the resulting installation generates an impression of movement and enclosure within a sequence of instantaneous emotion.
By Jacques Clement
- August 14, 2002 to September 1, 2002
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By Brian Lynch