see the talented performers!
adjunct programming at YYZ for Be Brave!
We are in this together
for the help and patience of Ana Barajas, Mallory Wilkinson, Alan Kosmajac
Brave! we are in this together
essay by Michelle Jacques "Libby
Hague, The Thread that we Follow"
is a psychological self-portrait that traces patterns of influence as
they move between creative and private life. The themes that often recur
in my work - risk and luck, disaster and rescue - are transposed into
an approximate timeline of the complicated, contradictory textures of
my life including the beginning; the forgotten things; the boredom; the
family dynamics; the Accidents; patterns; the nightmares; the sex; the
love; the fun.
The exhibition will consist of an immersive woodcut installation including
the artist's pleated paper structures, to be shown in Toronto for the
first time. In addition, abstract puppet sculptures will be suspended
from tracks on the ceiling. These puppets can be moved and reconfigured
by viewers. They move around but never go away, accumulating like our
Part creature and part object, the puppets stand and sit. Then they stand
and sit again, in a lower-case ideal of continued effort. By moving them,
we give them a half-life that engenders in us a strange empathy and impatience.
They test our patience by their repeated and almost inevitable failures;
they test our optimism with their inability to learn or show gratitude.
Together they speak to the isolation and interconnection of beings.