Arts Commons Presents
Lightbox Studio: Dana Buzzee
Lightbox Studio (Beside the Martha Cohen Theatre)
Dates: October 1 to November 29, 2015
Artist Reception: Happenings #2 in Upper Centre Court at Arts Commons on Thursday, November 19 from 6-9pm
In partnership with Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) and Arts Commons Presents, LORE is Dana Buzee’s immersive installation experience that works in conversation with ATP’s theatre play The Circle by Geoffrey Simon Brown, which will be performing concurrently on the Martha Cohen Theatre stage.
LORE will be a continuously changing installation using large-scale knitting and found objects to create a space that the public can enter, explore and reflect. By definition, “lore” is a body of traditions and knowledge passed from person to person; an idea that aligns with how the visual arts can speak in tandem with live theatre.
Running from October 1 to November 29, 2015, LORE is a sanctuary for outcasts, a memorial to a mythologized past, and a chapel to the landscape of youth.
Dana Buzzee is a visual artist. Drawn to knitting, sewing, and photography informed by notions of wilderness and survival, she creates installations that question constructs of gender, offering alternative narratives of femininity within her work. Buzzee graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012, studying at the Alberta College of Art and Design, The New York Studio Residency Program and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Since completing her undergrad, Buzzee has enjoyed a nomadic studio practice with exhibitions and residencies in Canada, Finland, Iceland, and the United States.
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