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Karen Kraven

Firm curves behind a brick wall

September 27, 2010 - October 21, 2010



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.


Past Projects

September 17, 2010
August 28, 2010
June 12, 2010
Montreal from Below
March 11, 2010
Jacinthe Robillard