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Calendar: December 2019


8 December 2019 - 15 December 2019


8 December 2019
15 December 2019
Exhibition Category:

Works by

Clara Congdon

Curated by

Rachel Thornton
Screen capture of the Owens Art Gallery Instagram profile with a grid of six images of embroidery on different fabrics

Calendar: December 2019

About this exhibition

Calendar: December 2019 is a special online project by Clara Congdon, presented as a “takeover” of the Owens’ Social Media accounts.

Calendar: December 2019 is made up of a daily square, embroidered with a quote from an interview with a person who is now deceased; all these interviews are accessible on YouTube. This collection of brief tactile audio transcripts gathered from past Decembers offers the opportunity to contemplate how changing technologies alter the accessibility of records and archives, how we may each be remembered in the digital era, and the ways in which we consume other people’s words and lives.

This project is part of an initiative that approaches social media channels and online spaces as venues for the presentation of new work. Calendar: December 2019 will be presented as a series of daily posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter from 9 to 15 December 2019.

About the artist

Clara Congdon is an emerging artist based in Montreal. She makes tactile drawings and artists’ books exploring gender, media consumption and representation, and personal archives. Clara holds a BFA from NSCAD University, where she received the Margó Marshall Award for Textiles. She is the creator of YOU BETCHA IRIS, a new quarterly zine about local drag performers. Her artist’s book ​Want to buy some illusions?​ is currently featured in ​Art of the Book 2018​, a traveling exhibition of work by members of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. Clara has exhibited across Canada and in the United States.