Design TO Festival -- Wild Teachings


Wild Teachings by Kathleen Morris, OCAD U Lecturer pays homage to the plant species that occupy our urban landscape by embedding them in a series of woven textiles. The textiles illuminate the at times imperceptible web connecting humans to other life forms, and the enduring ecosystem found within our built environment.

 
DateThursday, January 10, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 5:00pm

Cost

Free

Email

kmorris@faculty.ocadu.ca

Location

ARTiculations -- Earl Selkirk Gallery, 2928 Dundas St. West

The textiles in ‘Wild Teachings’ invite the viewer to walk through my neighbourhood and further afield. They reference—both literally and metaphorically—a deeply felt affinity for the “more than human world” (Abram 2017) and a sense of reciprocity with the living landscape. The leaves and branches of Linden, Salix, and Smoke pay direct homage to their source, embedding the parts of the plant in the woven textile. Others are interpretive works, designed to translate the natural world in which I am immersed into the language of thread. As both objects of reverence and records of contemplation, these textiles mark my affiliation to the living earth through which I define myself.

 

link: https://designto.org/event/wild-teachings/

DateThursday, January 10, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 5:00pm

Cost

Free

Email

kmorris@faculty.ocadu.ca

Website Location

ARTiculations -- Earl Selkirk Gallery, 2928 Dundas St. West

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Wild Teachings
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 5:00pm

The textiles in ‘Wild Teachings’ invite the viewer to walk through my neighbourhood and further afield. They reference—both literally and metaphorically—a deeply felt affinity for the “more than human world” (Abram 2017) and a sense of reciprocity with the living landscape. The leaves and branches of Linden, Salix, and Smoke pay direct homage to their source, embedding the parts of the plant in the woven textile. Others are interpretive works, designed to translate the natural world in which I am immersed into the language of thread. As both objects of reverence and records of contemplation, these textiles mark my affiliation to the living earth through which I define myself.

 

link: https://designto.org/event/wild-teachings/

Venue & Address: 
ARTiculations -- Earl Selkirk Gallery, 2928 Dundas St. West
Email: 
kmorris@faculty.ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
Digital Screen: 
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