rest

nichola feldman-kiss

BIRTH YEAR 1962
BIRTH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario

How does our clothing connect us to others throughout time? In her body of work called rest, Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist nichola feldman-kiss documents a series of performances developed after she received a vintage cocktail wardrobe previously belonging to Thelma Cullingham, the late mother of an acquaintance. This image of a crumpled paisley jacket is part of a series of 29 photographs that document one performance developed around these garments, in which feldman-kiss methodically tried on and took off each item of clothing, photographing each one after its removal. Through her garments from the 1960s and 70s, feldman-kiss builds a connection with Thelma, a woman otherwise unknown to her, and presents a reflective meditation on the body, absence, and what we leave behind.

MEDIUM Chromogenic projection prints on paper
DATE 2004-2005
DIMENSIONS 76.2cm x 101.6cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2008.07.06 a-g
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program, Glen Bloom and gift of the artist, 2008
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Photographs of individual articles of clothing each on a white background, most are crumpled, or folded.

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