Firm curves behind a brick wallSeptember 27, 2010 - October 21, 2010
FIRM CURVES BEHIND A BRICK WALL
from September 27th - October 21th 2010
Séances October 7 -14 -21
Finissage October 21th @ 8 PM
For Dare-Dare Dis/location, Karen Kraven is proposing a project that invites participants to aid in the ‘renovation’ of a space. Using a vacant storefront in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district (3179 Ontario east.), members of the local and artistic community, artists, architects and designers are encouraged to have one-on-one séances with her. Kraven will act as a medium for the space, to communicate the spaces décor desires, and the participant is encouraged communicate their own desires and/or ideas for the renovation project.
During this event, Kraven will have assistants who will interpret their conversation with the spirit of the space. They will move paint, fabric, furniture and walls, because Kraven is unable to create an apport (the paranormal transference of an article from one place to another). These actions are performed as a live sketch or an improvisational renovation dance. Like traditional mediumship, some of the actions are planned stunts, or choreographed movements to invoke belief in the ability to communicate with the spaces past décor lives.