Chapter VII, 2017

Paper, tarred twine, excerpt from Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872)

Words can roll (off the tongue), be drenched (in meaning), weave (in and out of legibility), or be cut (and pasted). Text is material capable of encapsulating and transmitting feeling. Chapter VII repurposes existing text, treating it as an object to be recast in a new material form. This object-text creates an opportunity for conversation with the viewer’s body and alludes to the (in)discernibility of negative emotions.

Photos : Eliane Excoffier, 2017

Photos : Paul Litherland/Studio Lux. Courtesy of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, 2018