Reception: Nov 20th, 2014, 6PM – 7PM
Saturday, October 4: 3PM-5PM
Monday, October 6: 3PM-5PM
Thursday, November 6: 4PM-6PM
Thursday, November 20: 4PM-6PM
Between you and me is a performance based installation that centers on the practice of note passing, and invites audiences to witness the intimate conversations of a mother and a daughter, two sisters, a pair of lovers and a set of friends exchange thoughts, drawings, secrets and stories all through pen and paper.
Whenever I am involved in a text conversation I imagine that I am sitting across from whomever I am speaking with and we are passing notes. As the conversation continues the piles just gets taller and wider until I can hardly see the person with which I am conversing, for the pile of notes has surpassed the height of their head and has completely hidden them. These piles remain and whenever we begin to chat again we just add to those same piles. As the piles increase and collapse and change they show the development and activity of that relationship, they show the progression and intimacy of that relationship. As the pile forms you catch glimpses of words, parts of conversations and you can begin to piece together their story.
Between you and me is a performance based installation that centers on this practice of note passing.
Over the course of the exhibition four performances will occur, each performance two hours in length and each displaying a different relationship. The performances will involve myself and one other character - a mother, a sister, a lover, or a friend. The hours will be spent in silence, our only communication will be through the words, drawings and gifts we send across the room by way of various pulley systems.
Between you and me is the visual documentation of an intimate conversation and the reminder to gift your loved ones with the time taken to write a hand written whisper.
“the more I laugh...the more I fill with glee...the more the glee...the more I’m a merrier me”
I believe that my work, whether being built or used, should make me the merriest me imaginable, and so I seek out the laugh in each of my pieces. I make light-hearted pieces that can be filled with the memories of their use. My practice combines delicate ceramics, installation and social performance with drawing and written narrative.
I believe that bells have to be rung, lemonade has to be shared and that there is nothing like the surprise of seeing the contents of a covered sweet dish. I form sentimental attachments to everything, I romanticize the world around me and I am in love with clay, because it allows me to turn daydreams into reality. I am a graduate from the Visual Arts program at Red Deer College and the Ceramic Department at the Alberta College of Art and Design and I think the prairies are an awfully lovely place to grow up.