panoramic of Pam Patterson and Leena Raudvee performing at A Space photography by Miklos Legrady

Individual Points of Fiction
ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson and Leena Raudvee)

Giambattista Vico wrote that knowledge is a doing and, in turn, doing is an act of being. ARTIFACTS, known for its site-specific performances, deepens its relationship with/in space in Individual Points of Fiction.  Patterson and Raudvee address the divide between, and notion of, progress as process/product and conflate the two so that in image making and in performance, they are occupied in the doing. Here they focus on the research component of performance and, if one can recognize artistic practice as performative, of studio practice. They study their interrelationship, their longstanding affiliation with A Space, and the corridor spaces at 401 Richmond. The exhibition deconstructs images from a hallway performance at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – a site for arts-informed and educational research - and transposes them onsite into A Space Windows.

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A Space Gallery, Friday June 8th, 2012

The performance, expanding on this, reconfigures space as intersubjective and architectural. The physical space pixilates into discretely-timed moments. In “doing”, ARTIFACTS accommodates and rejects, deconstructs and reassembles art’s questions as an infinite horizon of diverse acts of autonomy.

  photography by Miklos Legrady
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We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council