Taste The $ource (while supplies last) Thurs. Aug 21 to Aug 23 Artist: Emily Rose Michaud A freshwater mermaid offers a taste of her treasured collection of often-forgotten rivers and lakes from various regions of Quebec. Some water samples are out of stock, some taste like blueberry roots and rocks – a rare experience as the commodification of water accelerates and sources of clean water become harder to find. These performances address water at first from an emotional and gustatory place, and then allow the audience to form their own response to the broader social and political issues found within. The water creature coaxes us to drink what seem to be raw waters from nearby sources, challenging us to acknowledge and adapt to the waters we live with. Thursday Aug. 21 @ 2PM, Sparks Street Friday Aug 22 @ 8PM Gallery 101, 51 B Young Street Saturday Aug 23, 8:30AM @ University of Ottawa, ARTS Hall 70 Laurier Street East, Room 033 FREE The work Ms. Michaud is presenting in Material Witness: Art, Activism, and Fibre was created with an artistic development and production residency made possible through the Dennis Tourbin Fund for Emerging Artists, a permanent tribute to the greatly respected late Ottawa artist and his legacy. The fund seeks to encourage emerging artists to carry out creative works of art that cross disciplines and traditional boundaries. It also seeks to promote the presentation of art outside of the gallery walls into the public arena, reaching new audiences and engaging the community. http://www.g101.ca/events/opening-material-witness-art-activism-fibre
Thursday, August 21, 2014 to Saturday, August 23, 2014Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the support of The City of Ottawa, The Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks ASINABKA: Film & Media Arts Festival, Indigenous Culture and Media Innovations (ICMI), NIIGAAN: In Conversation, members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations.