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An Almanac of Narrow Winds
with Lisa Hirmer, guest artist from Guelph Ontario
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
including dance with Michelle Silagy on May 31
at The Ground Floor, 132 Fort York Blvd.
Free! All ages!
How well do you know the wind at your doorstep? Not the big wind of weather reports, blowing this direction at so many kilometres per hour, but the wind you walk through everyday, the one that brings you leaves from across the street, and tugs at your clothes. In this era of scary climate change news and quick weather notifications, we are going to take the time to get to know the wind just outside Jumblies’ doors.
In these workshops, we will be paying attention to the way the wind moves, how it dances and curls around. We will use these observations to make wind paintings that record this movement in colour, shape and line. Together these paintings will start to make a portrait of Jumblies’ resident wind, as a non-human member of the community.
Lisa Hirmer is an interdisciplinary artist working in visual media, especially photography, community collaboration, and occasionally writing. Her work is focussed on collective relationships—that which exists between things rather than simply within them—both in human communities and in human relationships with the more-than-human world. Much of her recent work wrestles with what it means to be living inside the climate emergency. Hirmer’s work finds home both in traditional gallery spaces and an expanded field of other public and semi-public contexts. It is always created with a keen awareness—informed by a mixed Mexican- and European-newcomer Canadian background—that multiple realities exist alongside one another.
Her work has be shown in galleries across Canada and internationally including at Art Gallery of Ontario, Cambridge Art Galleries, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Art Gallery of Guelph, Art Gallery of Mississauga, and Flux Factory among others. She has received numerous grants and residencies for her work including from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Camargo Foundation and the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo.
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