29 Nov 2009, 9:42pm

Fibred Optics at Ottawa Art Gallery

Fibred Optics is an exhibit at the Ottawa Art Gallery at Arts Court. It started this week and is on until February.

There are 4 artists involved in how textiles are used artistically. It runs from ticker tape with phrases clips to prints on dyed fabrics, stitched text and Jérôme Havre’s puppets (one pictured here).

Below you can peek in thru Ed Pien’s knotty space to more, including Frances Dorsey’s fabrics.
In the Corridor

Or turn back into Pien’s where a wall of kludge ropes make a wall webbing you away from half a room but it’s “The Corridor” and you can explore the path, thru and making and past projections of knotted space.

Brian Pirie in The Corridor
Hubby in it.

It’d be worth another walk-thru.

ABSTRaCTS/ RéSuMÉS of Michèle Provost has 6 different presentation shapes (there may be some other term for this) responding to text culled from different sources. Characteristic keywords are stamped, stitched and/or arranged on different materials as a set. Here, an installation of tags with words and their frequency appearing in art criticism,

Rich and a lot of info presented a lot of ways, although none so thwack-bat-to-head. One can draw ones own lessons and conclusions.

Mark SinnettP.S. Off-topic: Saw a bit of the last Plan 99 reading too on Nov 28. Here is Mark Sinnett reading from The Carnivore. He’s got a lovely reading voice. (Sometimes that’s an issue for me. Can’t hear a blessed word, just bliss out in the sound. Who doesn’t like a story being read to them?)

His poetry practice came thru in the novel. In his 20 minute sampler he dropped a few delicious phrases. Seems an interesting story in how it is structured, that being just the kind I like of two contradictory narratives that play in the readers head. Multiple truths rather than one through line is always more interesting in a book.

Some more photos from other literary things are here.

Quote: “Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.” – Frank Borman

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