|passion over reason by Mark Clintberg and members of Winds and Waves guild , Fogo Island Newfoundland|
The quilt flips the text from Reason over Passion , the quilt that beloved Canadian artist Joyce Wieland made for prime minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1968. We learn from the wall label that artist Mark Clintberg designed this quilt because he is interested in women's intervention in politics and had ten similar quilts made by the Wind and Waves artisan group of Fogo Island Newfoundland.
Mark Clintberg are speaking the language of the quilt.
|1970 stomped globe by Kay Burns 2003 and ongoing|
Two interesting and more comprehensive reviews of Folklore and other Panics are here and also here.
|Road Trip 2012 by Janet Morton knitted wool man's outfit, video approximately 60 minutes|
The second video, Shiny Heart, reminds us that while making things by hand is a slow and meditative quiet act for the maker, the result can be seen (and heard in this case) by others in mere minutes. Janet Morton's use of time based art forms such as music and video in combination with her slow textile production confounds us. All the time that is spent making. It's invisible.
This Canadian Art review gives more information and a photo of the silent tuba. Click here.
Sarah Maloney from Nova Scotia who uses embroidery and sculpture to address art history and women's place in society.
Making and otherwise: Craft and Material fluency in Contemporary Art includes six Canadian artists and was curated by Heather Anderson and organized by Carlton University Art Gallery. It will be in Cambridge until June 27 2015.