April 13 – 23, 2006
IMAGES FESTIVAL 2006
Well known as one of Canada’s edgiest and most innovative contemporary dancers and choreographers, Montreal–based Tammy Forsythe’s artistic endeavours in recent years have given way to her increasing interest and commitment to visual art. Since 2000 Forsythe has produced numerous art works in video, performance, installation, sound, drawing and painting, and often combining elements of all such media. Her complex lexicon mines her interests in pop and folk cultures, music and politics, and the failures and revelations of lived experience. In the end, the work is a full and uncompromising expression of an artist attempting to make sense of the world around her in an arena where visual art, movement and performance intersect within the realm of the imaginative and the physical.
Despite her extensive national and international experience in dance, Tammy Forsythe’s exhibition in MOCCA’s Main Space will be her first-ever solo show within the context of the visual arts. In order to mimic the dynamic flux of art and life, the exhibition is fully intended to resist stasis and complacency. Starting with a vast array of objects and art works, Forsythe’s enterprise at MOCCA will be an ongoing project that she will build upon, working in the gallery daily for the 10-day duration of the exhibition. As such, the exhibition will be constantly changing and evolving in the presence of visitors to the gallery, and will include dance and movement–based performances, the creation of drawings and paintings and the on-site production and display of video works.