RELIQUIA - WATERLINES
Reliquia is an ongoing multimedia project by Lynn Harrigan and
Scott M2 combining
fiber art, poetry, video, and electronic soundscapes inspired by the Great
Reliquia - Waterlines focuses
on water and shorelines.
for Lynn's hand embroidered images are both found and imagined. A variety
of processes are used to create a suitable ground for these images, including
natural dyeing, eco-printing, and screen printing.
ambient video piece Waterlines plays with the gently chaotic wave
geometries of a Lake Ontario shoreline.
RELIQUIA - 1913
30th to November 10th, 2013
1313A Queen St W, Toronto
Reliquia - 1913 is a meditation on The Great Lakes and The
Great Storm of 1913.
place on the one hundredth anniversary of the storm, Aqua Reliquia
- 1913 will feature Lynn Harrigan's fiber art and poetry plus the
video art of Scott M2
and electronic soundscapes by dreamSTATE.
follow Lynn's Aqua
Reliquia Facebook page or her Tumblr
page for insights, details and updates on the installation, the Lakes,
and the history of The Great Storm of 1913 aka The White Hurricane - which
sank 19 ships and killed over 240 people on the Great Lakes at its peak.
Opening reception for Aqua Reliquia will take place on Saturday,
November 2, 2013 at Gallery 1313 - 1313A Queen St. W., Toronto, 4–7pm
and will feature a live performance by dreamSTATE.
will be a closing event on November 9th, one hundred years after the peak
of the storm, featuring a dramatically different concert by dreamSTATE.
Huron Shipwreck 1913
- hand-embroidered trilobites on eco-printed silk and wool
31st to Sept. 2nd, 2011
911 Davenport Road, Toronto Canada.
Creationists have a powerful need to cleave to a literal reading of the
Bible. They have concluded that, since the universe was purportedly created
in a single week, fossil evidence of the evolution of life is actually
an elaborate trick designed by God to test their faith. Scientific proof
of a past before recorded history is trumped by their longing for a future
beyond death. Their creative interpretation of the world has evolved from
a need for certainty expounded by literal interpretations of the Word.
Fascinated with the strange and beautiful variations of evidence that
have survived over millions of years, the artist also takes liberties
with truth, colouring her perceptions to assuage her own desires.
presents a series of three-dimensional trilobite fossils suspended in
time and space. Each trilobite is hand-embroidered on eco-printed silk
and wool which is then sewn into the shape of rocks. Just as imagination
requires the suspension of disbelief, faith in the beauty of truth is
embodied by this suspended Evidence.
- embroidered flat bugs on hand-dyed silk & screen printing
911 Davenport Road, Toronto Canada.
Variations presents a species of the flat bug family that is native
to the Great Lakes region, the Aradus robustus. The robustus
feeds on fungi found under the bark of dead oak trees and logs. This explains
their incredibly flattened bodies. Hand embroidered, each variation becomes
a canvas for moods and feelings evoked by the Great Lakes. Cotton prints
and tussah silk coloured with natural dyestuffs create the ground for
these stitched flat bugs. Screen printed patterns and images add another
design element. In this way, colour, line and texture transform the regions
ecosystem into a sensuous exploration of place and timelessness.
Variations (2010) is a part of Aqua
Reliquia, a multi-media installation that combines poetry, textiles,
and soundscapes to evoke the character of the Great Lakes region. The
project was inspired by stories about the Great Storm of 1913, the worst
natural disaster to ever occur on the Great Lakes, and has led to an obsession
with all aspects of the region.
12th to June 6th 2010
Gallery 1313 Windowbox Gallery
1313 - 1313A Queen St W, Toronto
is a new multimedia collaboration between Lynn Harrigan and Scott
M2 that combines embroidery, poetry and video painting to address
the vulnerability of so many during these times of rapid economic change.
Created as part of their developing Oblique
Poetries series, the piece reflects the emotions of people trapped
by the economic collapse of recent times and the false promises of the
global new world order. Left exposed and unprotected, there is no solace
in the gospels of greed.
of Fire marks the first installment of Intersections,
a three part series curated by Simone Rojas-Pick and Jessica Nagy, centered
around the concept of the mash-up; where two or more voices/mediums/styles
are combined to create a single work. Intersections
is the first phase of the Launch Pad Project for Gallery
1313s Window Box, featuring 5 emerging curators, running from
May 2010 to April 2011.
1313 - 1313A Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6K 1L8, (416) 536-6778
Hours of Operation: Wednesday - Sunday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reception: Thursday, May 13, 7:0010: 00 p.m.
- CLOUD PAINTING #4
stitched fiberscapes with ambient video and soundscape
The Theatre Centre
1087 Queen Street West, Toronto
Ambient video installation and fiberscapes
A multimedia collaboration between Lynn
Harrigan and Scott M2.
meet electrons in an evolving work of gradual transformation and revelation.
stitched fibrescapes surround an ambient film by Scott M2/Lynn Harrigan
and the accompanying soundscape component of the installation was created
by dreamSTATE (Scott M2 + Jamie Todd).
illustration by Stefan Valent
6th to 15th, 2006
125 Bathurst Street , Toronto
woman, many hungers, many journeys
presents MOON SEA CROSSING
July 6th through 15th, 2006
emotions that are echoed by light and language,
Moon Sea Crossing weaves together the plight of the
Irish immigrant, the despair from crushed dreams and
one womans strength to rise above it all."
Kellie Maltese - eye weekly
text by Lynn Harrigan
Adapted for the stage by Angela McMillan and Sarah Schwartz
Directed by Angela McMillan
Starring Sarah Schwartz
Live music by Scott M2 of dreamSTATE
Illustration by Stefan Valent
SEA CROSSING premiers at
The Toronto Fringe
Factory Studio Theatre (Venue 5)
125 Bathurst Street (at Adelaide)
July 6 @ 8:45 pm - show code: 505
Sat, July 8 @ 6:00 pm - show code: 515
Sun, July 9 @ 12:00 pm - show code: 520
Mon, July 10 @ 11:00 pm - show code: 532
Tue, July 11 @ 1:00 pm - show code: 533
Thu, July 13 @ 7:30 pm - show code: 550
Sat, July 15 @ 5:15 pm - show code: 563
$9 at the door
$10 advance ($8 + $2 SC)
Passes: $6.50 - $8
Running Time: 60 Min.
- a diptych created for Lynn's poem Prelude by Linda
28 to October 24, 2004
181 Victoria Street N. Goderich, Ontario
& Water -
A Multi-media Installation
Exploring One Woman’s Journey
Within These Walls
August 28 – October 24, 2004
181 Victoria Street N. Goderich, Ontario
Reception: August 27, 2004
The evening performances will involve poetry readings
with live musical accompaniment.
Closing ceremony October 24th, 4:00pm
& Water is a multi-media installation based on MOON SEA CROSSING
- a collection of poems by Lynn Harrigan which will be published in 2005
by Black Moss
Press. In addition to the poetry, ambient soundscapes by electronic
sound artists dreamSTATE,
black and white photography by Shannon Kroeplin and paintings and sculpture
by Linda Wiebe will
be featured in the installation.
poems tell the story of Aina, an Irish woman who immigrated to Canada
with her husband and children in 1846. Aina suffered a breakdown shortly
after her arrival in Huron County and was incarcerated at the Gaol before
being transferred to the temporary lunacy asylum in Toronto. The poems
explore a variety of themes, including mental illness, displacement, hunger,
grief and Irish folklore. A series of evening performances and art workshops
will be announced closer to the opening date.
Lynn's e-mail list to be updated with all the details and to receive
an invitation to the opening reception. The evening performances will
involve poetry readings with live musical accompaniment.
music by dreamSTATE
the Bread & Water installation is
available on their PASSAGE CD.
here to hear the music and to purchase it online as CD or
by Lynn Harrigan and
ambient soundscape artists dreamSTATE
appears on the Deep
Wireless 1 CD
of radio art.
Complete information on the CD can be found here.
or download an MP3 of As It Happens here.