December 7, 2012

Saltwatch: Aftermath by Elvira Finnigan

Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher Boulevard

Opening Reception December 13, 5 - 8 pm
December 13, 2012 to February 2, 2013

Free!  Everyone welcome!

Saltwatch:Aftermath is an installation based on the remains of a dinner party. 
The dinner will be hosted and performed prior to the opening by the informal organization, the “collectif post neo-realistes”, a group of poets, prose writers and playwrights, who have been a voice of the Franco Manitoban literature for several decades.

Visitors to the opening will be met with a video of the event and a long table where the plates, glasses, left over food and fragments of literary works read throughout the dinner have been left on the table, all filled or coated with salt brine. 

As the exhibition progresses, the brine evaporates and salt crystals form. 
The brine creeps out of the containers and onto the surface of the table creating a 
map-like pattern, a kind of “automatic mapping”.

Guests are invited to see the progress of the crystallization at 
the CCFM New Year’s Open House on January 10, 5 - 7 pm. 
A final viewing will be held on the last Saturday of the exhibition, February 2, 2 - 4 pm.

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