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Ten metres completed…

Translator Only two more to go! Music to knit by? Heartbeats by The Knife… The Knife – Heartbeats from Johannes Nyholm on Vimeo.

17. August 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Knitting in Montreal

Translator Yesterday I began working on a large-scale knit piece at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles in Montreal. After a day and a half of starting, then restarting with an impossibly fine silk thread I had only a few … Continue reading

15. August 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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A Stake in the Ground: Contemporary Native Art Manifestation

TranslatorA Stake in the Ground: Contemporary Native Art Manifestation is an impressive and exciting exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal artists curated by Nadia Myre for Art Mur in Montreal. The exhibition features work by: Sonny Assu, Jason Baerg, Carl Beam, Rebecca … Continue reading

31. January 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Kyler Kelly | The Summit

Translator The Summit from Kyler Kelly on Vimeo. “High on a mountain, a rope ties together a climber and a mountaineer. They climb or fall as one. This bond is worn and strained as they ascend the treacherous peak.”   … Continue reading

29. December 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Barbara Wisnoski at Diagonale

Translator Décorum ou la broderie in situ is a performative installation featuring Barbara Wisnoski’s ‘extreme’ sewing combined with text adorning the gallery walls. Produced over a ten-month period from an accumulation of cast-off clothing, the textile motifs form a repeat … Continue reading

17. October 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Final shots

TranslatorToday is the final day of the beginner Jacquard workshop at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles in Quebec. I have submitted my final sample files including a double weave sample, a range of structures devised using random numbers and … Continue reading

12. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Double-up

TranslatorToday we received our first sample from the loom. My combination of twill and satin was almost right, but I think I would have to push the distinction between the two for more clarity in the image. The second design, … Continue reading

10. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Where is my weft?

Translator One warp, two wefts. Spent the day chasing errant digital threads around. Unplugging for the night.

09. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Grids and grayscales

TranslatorEach day of the workshop, every student will have a section of his or her sample file woven. Today I chose to submit this sample with multiple twills. In another experiment I used an image from my recent material study … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Drawing in the air

Translator Arrived in Montreal last night. On the plane I made some drawings/images thinking about weaving and water. The Jacquard workshop at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Craft begins today.

08. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Jacquard Workshop in Montreal

TranslatorNext week I am headed to Montreal for a Jacquard workshop with Louise Lemieux Berube at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles in Quebec. Looking forward to spending some time thinking about the application of this complex tool in new … Continue reading

02. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Nadia Myre | ScarScapes

TranslatorNadia Myre is a visual artist from Montréal, Québec and a member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg.  For over a decade, Myre’s multi-disciplinary practise has been inspired by participant involvement as well as recurring themes of longing and loss, identity … Continue reading

13. June 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Lisa Vinebaum | where are all the radical jews?

TranslatorWearing a Yiddish-language sign that read, “Where are all the radical Jews?” (“vu zaynen alle radicale yidn”) I stood vigil outside sites of historical importance to the Montreal Jewish community at what I consider to be the height of its … Continue reading

11. June 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Suzen Green | Some Good That Did.

Translator Images from Suzen Green’s MFA thesis exhibition Some Good That Did. The closing reception is TODAY Thursday, April 14 from 5 to 8pm. The MFA Gallery (VA-102) is located at 1395 Rene Levesque Blvd West, Montreal in the Concordia … Continue reading

14. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Marie-France Cournoyer | Cage. Je pour tu être cage

Translator L’exposition de Marie-France Cournoyer décline dans l’espace plusieurs formats de cages réalisées en fil métallique. Leurs structures tentent de retenir des vêtements, non sans une certaine mollesse. Entre absence et présence, intérieur et extérieur, ce projet revisite la symbolique … Continue reading

23. March 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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