Janet Biggs "Echo of the Unknown"Export this event to calendar

Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 12:00 PM EDT to Saturday, December 17, 2016 — 5:00 PM EST

Person in crystal cavern with the words, "UWAG" above,

Echo of the Unknown stems from the artist’s memories of her grandfather's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Centering on the four-channel video installation Can't Find My Way Home, the exhibition addresses the challenges of maintaining a sense of self in the face of physical and psychological extremes. Footage of the artist exploring the Merkers crystal cavern is contrasted with a neurologist doing research in a lab, and an older gentleman wandering the aisles of a gem and mineral show. By drawing parallels between mineral formations in the cavern, those generated in a petri dish, and those found at a convention, Biggs elicits the complex skein of memory, and its loss.

This exhibition has been organized by Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.

Cost 
Free
Location 
ECH - East Campus Hall
Room 1239
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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