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Mary, Anne, Joan

installation by Heather Nicol

2022-07-01 00:00 2022-08-31 24:00 true 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Mary, Anne, Joan

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30939

In-person event

Human touch, the sharing of songs and games, and the responsivity and aliveness of dancing we all once took for granted are on display in Heather Nicol’s enchanting sound and kinetic textile installation titled Mary, Anne, Joan.   This summer, suspended in our Canal Foyer, you’ll find a new, interdisciplinary installation.   Mary, Anne, Joan is an homage to the artist’s elderly mother and her two younger sisters. Forever Ottawans, the work celebrates their...

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Canal Foyer,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa
July 1 - August 31, 2022
Family programming Visual Arts
  • In-person event
  • Bilingual

Human touch, the sharing of songs and games, and the responsivity and aliveness of dancing we all once took for granted are on display in Heather Nicol’s enchanting sound and kinetic textile installation titled Mary, Anne, Joan.  

This summer, suspended in our Canal Foyer, you’ll find a new, interdisciplinary installation.  

Mary, Anne, Joan is an homage to the artist’s elderly mother and her two younger sisters. Forever Ottawans, the work celebrates their shared lives, whether long or all too brief, and explores the intersections of personal and collective memory, play and touch, as well as the enduring need for connection. 

Gendered and cultural roles, innocence, as well as separation and loss are all interrogated through unexpected movement, sounds and songs.  

Come gather below three suspended fabric forms to hear rhythms and harmonies most pleasing, and yet sometimes discordant. 

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