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nichola feldman-kiss

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 Photographys that document one performance developed around these garments, in which feldman-kiss methodically tried on and took off each item of clothing, Photographying 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
Photographs of individual articles of clothing each on a white background, most are crumpled, or folded.

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