Clara in the Pines


An installation by Yuula Benivolski

 
DateFriday, August 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 4:00am

Cost

Free

Location

Xspace 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Clara in the Pines is an installation of five life-size dummies that strongly resemble the artist within constructed domestic and forest settings. Benivolski’s work questions ideas of identity, displacement, family and community. This installation is inspired by The Sandman, a short story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, about a man who falls in love with an automaton. The tale climaxes with the terrifying revelation of the woman’s real identity, resulting in the man losing his mind.

XPACE
XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

DateFriday, August 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 4:00am

Cost

Free

Website Location

Xspace 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

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Friday, August 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 4:00am

Clara in the Pines is an installation of five life-size dummies that strongly resemble the artist within constructed domestic and forest settings. Benivolski’s work questions ideas of identity, displacement, family and community. This installation is inspired by The Sandman, a short story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, about a man who falls in love with an automaton. The tale climaxes with the terrifying revelation of the woman’s real identity, resulting in the man losing his mind.

XPACE
XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
Xspace 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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