Invitation for bodily being – Day 5

Mischa Greig
2 – 6 October, 2017
24 hrs/day

While watching the brief life of these flowers, you are invited to notice your sensations. Can you develop a more corporeal understanding? Can you find empathy?

Our limited sensorial and epistemological systems are inadequate in understanding ourselves and our experience. Cut flowers surpass these boundaries and reveal meaning in the unfamiliar. They become a medium for evoking the peculiar, or the unknown.

By this ‘Art of Noticing’, we can test the heart’s capacity.

This bodily way of being in the world.

Is it energizing? Quieting? Does it bring you stillness?

Hopefully it will deepen your attention to the non-human world, and further to your bodily sensation. To discover or rediscover empathy.

 

Mischa Greig is an anthropologist/florist/artist working in the care sector in Montreal. She joins those disciplines to make sense of symbolic language, relationship, and communication.

October in Closet Gallery

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For the October showing in Closet Gallery, Montreal artist Mischa Greig will share a fresh flower arrangement in the closet called Invitation for bodily being.

Invitation for bodily being
2-6 October, 2017

While watching the brief life of these flowers, you are invited to notice your sensations. Can you develop a more corporeal understanding? Can you find empathy?

Our limited sensorial and epistemological systems are inadequate in understanding ourselves and our experience. Cut flowers surpass these boundaries and reveal meaning in the unfamiliar. They become a medium for evoking the peculiar, or the unknown.

By this ‘Art of Noticing’, we can test the heart’s capacity.

This bodily way of being in the world.

Is it energizing? Quieting? Does it bring you stillness?

Hopefully it will deepen your attention to the non-human world, and further to your bodily sensation. To discover or rediscover empathy.

 

Mischa Greig is an anthropologist/florist/artist working in the care sector in Montreal. She joins those disciplines to make sense of symbolic language, relationship, and communication.

The Playlist for “Handle Me” is now Available

 

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The second installation in Closet Gallery, “Handle Me” is a multimedia installation created by Montreal artist Hailey Guzik.

A continuation of Guzik’s online persona AvaSlip, this installation transforms AvaSlip’s online internet presence into a physical manifestation, where her character is challenged through material and digital acts of construction and destruction. The deliberate “glitching” of images and objects aims to harness a moment of disruption in order to provide an alternate way of thinking about online personas.

This project was live steamed August 21-25, 2017 from 9-6 pm EST.

August in Closet Gallery

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For the August showing in Closet Gallery, Montreal artist Hailey Guzik will share a multimedia installation in the closet called Handle Me.

Handle Me
21-25 August, 2017 from 10-6 pm EST

AvaSlip (@gl.tchb.tch) is a concept, not a person. By examining the notion of internet alias’ through the lens of “Glitch Feminism,” she deconstructs the presentation of online bodies. The act of “glitching” serves to fabricate an alternate reality, where conceptions of social media are dissociated from their contemporary uses (communication, self-presentation, etc). This installation transforms AvaSlip’s online internet presence into a physical manifestation, where her character is challenged through material and digital acts of construction and destruction. The deliberate “glitching” of images and objects aims to harness a moment of disruption in order to provide an alternate way of thinking about online personas.

 

Hailey Guzik is a visual artist with maritime roots working in Montreal, QC. Her multidisciplinary practice in painting, drawing, sculpture and video shows an interest in material exploration in relation to individual perceptions of inhabited spaces and surrounding environments. Visit her website here.

The playlist for “work in the gaps of the net” is now available

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For the first art showing in Closet Gallery, Montreal artist and Closet Gallery co-founder Lisa Theriault shared a video installation in the closet called work in the gaps of the net.

The performative video was recorded during the summer of 2016. In the video, the performer ties a net dividing her studio space from her living room. Through the veil of the completed net, the performer then sits to “work”, by writing a reflection. This video is played in a loop in the live installation to show a repetitive mental state of preparation and process.

This project was live steamed July 17-21, 2017 from 10-6 pm EST.

 

July in Closet Gallery

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For this first art showing in Closet Gallery, Lisa Theriault will share a video installation called work in the gaps of the net that re-enacts the invisible preparations that go into making, through the tying of a net.

work in the gaps of the net
17-21 July, 2017 from 10-6 pm EST

a net is a barrier, is a vessel
a net is a repetition, of strands, of knots, of moving shapes
a net is a tool, an adornment
a net is wound, fastened, tied, floating; capable but barely there 

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Lisa Theriault is a visual artist originally from Atlantic Canada, now based in Montreal, QC. Her works in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and video reflect on landscapes influenced by human intervention through creation and construction. Visit her website here.