The Bones
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September 17 to October 29, 2011
The Cube
Tara Gardner
The Cube is transformed into a projection room for Tara Gardner’s The Bones. Gardner explores her family history through a digitally recorded performance of herself playing a Celtic instrument called the bones. The instrument was one of the few creative endeavours passed on to the artist by her father who valued hard work and utilitarian skills over creativity and artistry. The movement required to play this instrument and the framing of the work draw the viewer in while the practice of playing the music serves as a reminder of the artist’s father and a way of dealing with grief after his passing in 2009. Gardner blends traditional with contemporary music playing along to country songs on the artist’s MP3 player.
Curated by Craig Willms
View images of the exhibition here.

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