Annis will discuss her most recent cycle of artwork, The After-Image (Swan Songs), with the public during the Library’s vernissage event on Thursday, April 30 at 7 pm.
This series has been described as a romantic conceptual rendering of the slippage between fact and fiction within a documentary framework. The expression “swan song” derives from the Greek myth that swans are mute, but burst into song just before they die. Over the ages the legend was embraced by poets and came to mean a person’s last eloquent words or performance: a final farewell appearance.
Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based visual artist and researcher whose interdisciplinary practice includes photography, installation, and various forms of mark-making. In 2008 she received her Master’s degree of Research in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art, and she is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Concordia University. Fiona has exhibited and lectured in national and international contexts.
Her current artworks can be viewed at www.fionaannis.com
The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm except statutory holidays. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.
This exhibit runs until May 21, 2015.