Once Near Water: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive


Work by Honorary Fellow Vera Frenkel

 
DateFriday, September 19, 2008 - 11:00pm to Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 1:30am

Cost

Free

Location

Akau Inc. 1186 Queen Street West (rear entrance)M6J 1J6, Toronto, Ontario

Once Near Water: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive is a work about a city cut off from its lake and in trouble, where ubiquitous scaffolding serves as metaphor for both aspiration and loss.

Following a chance encounter, Vera Frenkel has drawn together a documentary and fictional elements to create a work about a stranger she barely knew but still finds compelling - a collector of scaffolding images - fusing praise and lament into a video ballad for a changing city. The narrative unfolds in an interplay of two voices; a letter from one woman, read by another.

DateFriday, September 19, 2008 - 11:00pm to Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 1:30am

Cost

Free

Website Location

Akau Inc. 1186 Queen Street West (rear entrance)M6J 1J6, Toronto, Ontario

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Friday, September 19, 2008 - 11:00pm to Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 1:30am

Once Near Water: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive is a work about a city cut off from its lake and in trouble, where ubiquitous scaffolding serves as metaphor for both aspiration and loss.

Following a chance encounter, Vera Frenkel has drawn together a documentary and fictional elements to create a work about a stranger she barely knew but still finds compelling - a collector of scaffolding images - fusing praise and lament into a video ballad for a changing city. The narrative unfolds in an interplay of two voices; a letter from one woman, read by another.

Venue & Address: 
Akau Inc. 1186 Queen Street West (rear entrance)M6J 1J6, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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