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Tessa Windt

Shades

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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The geometric slabs in Shades lean against a wall across from a bay window. They offer a visual stand-in for the shadows that slant across the room at sunset, even as they imagine the darkness provided by drapes customarily hung in such a window.

Curated by Graham Shearing

When

2006

About The Artist

Reaching back to the endeavors of Modernism, Tessa Windt (born in Toronto, Canada, 1973) employs the strategies of formal abstraction to propose intersections between decoration and Modernism and make palpable the tension between the body and abstraction. Windt obtained her BFA from Concordia University and attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. She received her MFA from Ohio State University.

The geometric slabs in Shades lean against a wall across from a bay window. They offer a visual stand-in for the shadows that slant across the room at sunset, even as they imagine the darkness provided by drapes customarily hung in such a window.

Curated by Graham Shearing

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