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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

SPRING HURLBUT: AIRBORNE
January 20 – April 10, 2016
Curated by Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

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SPRING HURLBUT: AIRBORNE

Image caption: Spring Hurlbut, Airborne, 2008, still frame from video installation © Spring Hurlbut. Courtesy of Georgia Scherman Projects

 

Acclaimed Canadian artist Spring Hurlbut’s video Airborne (2008) is a silent reflection on mortality and the physical presence of death. The piece documents the release of cremated remains entrusted to the artist by relatives of the deceased. Captured in slow motion, the artist opens the urns of six individuals, including that of her own father, and the ashes gracefully ascend, creating a delicate smoke that swirls against a black background. Exploring loss, the process of mourning, and the relationship between the animate and inanimate, Airborne offers a mesmerizing immersion in a poignant ritual. 

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Related events:

Wednesday, January 20, 6 – 8 pm: Join us for the exhibitions opening party, and a chance to tour our new exhibitions

Wednesday, March 2, 6pm: Join the artist for a talk on her exhibition

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