ELAINE WHITTAKER

ELAINE WHITTAKER
Cc:me

MAY 23 - JUNE 16, 2012

Listed in Canadian Art Magazine
Declared a 'must-see' in NOW Magazine
Recommended on blogTO

Thursday, May 24, 7:30 -10:00pm
Subtle Technologies Festival holds an opening reception at The Red Head
Gallery, including ambient sound works by Tom Auger and poetry readings by
Jim Johnstone, Julie Roorda, Ruth Roach Pierson, and Larry Sulky.

Friday, June 1, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Opening reception of Elaine Whittaker's Cc: me, featuring ambient sound
works by Tom Auger and poetry readings by Jim Johnstone, Julie Roorda,  Ruth
Roach Pierson, and Larry Sulky.


The Red Head Gallery presents Elaine Whittaker ’s Cc: me,   a mixed media installation of drawing, live bacteria, and sound. The   body becomes a site for the infectious nature of language – nuanced,  messaged, poetic, copied.  Abstracted human figures, sketched using  discarded carbon fax typographies, are presented as both wall drawings  and insertions in petri dish installations teeming with live bacteria.    These spent faxes, of once urgent environmental campaigns, are  juxtaposed against crass viral commercial messaging, become shadowy  iterations of the body, images of mutable histories, degraded texts, and   transformative ecology. Four local poets, Julie Roorda, Jim Johnstone,  Ruth Roach Pierson and Larry Sulky, and sound artist, Tom Auger,  respond  to the work. The poets’ words are, in turn, transformed into  evocative  tracings of wit, longing, memory, and life. Installations of  word, sound  and object. The textual, the aural and the visual. The  carbon copy of  yesterday becomes the transfigured art of today.

www.etwhittaker.com