In Turn: Pushing Paper

April 22, 2010 (All day) - April 30, 2010 (All day)


In Turn: Pushing Paper
Erin Trezise and Megan Blanford-Lewis
Thursday April 22th 2010
7 pm – 10 pm


47’s Interns, the emerging curator Erin Trezise and artist Megan Blandford-Lewis,
explore shadow as a mark-making medium while commenting on their roles as
interns, in the three part exhibition In-Turn: Pushing Paper.  Investigating memory and the ways in which traces of the self can be left behind, on purpose or unknowingly, Trezise and
Blandford-Lewis play with the desire to record one's presence using light.  

“The viewer's participation plays a vital role in the evolution of this
process-based exhibition. We want the viewer to consider the layers of 47 - the
spatial changes of shows past and the human mark of working within the
building. By exploring these layers we encourage viewer to engage in the notion
that this type of mark-making act is a valid documentation process in recalling
each stratum of the space. We will create a process for remembrance, while
acknowledging the fleeting nature of memory.

As we paper the walls we provide a base for shadow to become a body-made mark. The
audience interaction in the space becomes paramount, and the walls of 47 become
impressionable. This visual moment of the shadow represents a memory and
provides physical evidence of the viewer, albeit temporary.

During the second stage we will methodically transform the drawing paper into filed
documents, creating the final piece- our version of the show catalogue. The 263
files represent the number of days we have been Interns at 47. Their
objectivity plays with notion of the intern.
As our role in the gallery is somewhat behind the scenes, the undoing of the
paper is an important act to be seen.

Remnants of the engaged viewer and our own labour remains within the space, the memory
of the created pages and the sounds and voices which will fill the space in the
third and last stage. The shadows of the opening install are remembered, but
perhaps more so filed away than recorded within our catalogue.” -Erin Trezise

This nine day exhibition allows the interns to crawl out from behind the scenes and
take their turn in the spotlight.