The Pale Word and Other Pulses

Thematic Residency curated by Maryse Larivière
Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, December 2012

Text, whether written by an artist, critic, curator or art historian, can communicate what is not necessarily expressed by a work of art. Yet what if an artwork could talk — what kind of a conversation would it produce? The Pale Word And Other Pulses investigates in jest the different ways in which artists produce writing. Directed seminars will focus on considering the rich history of writings by artists, while poetic activities will allow the group to experiment with the formal qualities of text and words themselves. The texture of our thoughts will manifest themselves in group activities such as poetry hikes, epistolary interviews and rehearsals as translation. The resulting material will be collected in a publication.