Emily McGiffin’s Subduction Zone is one of six short-listed finalists for the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment Environmental Creative Writing book award.
Kate Cayley’s How You Were Born is long-listed for the 2015 Frank O’Connor Short Fiction Award.
Congratulations to both authors.
The Koffler Gallery presents Erratics featuring archive-based installations by novelist Martha Baillie and artist/curator Malka Greene with writer Alan Resnick. A NOW Magazine Must-See.
The Koffler Gallery opened its Spring 2015 season at its downtown home at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, with Erratics. The exhibition runs from April 16 to June 14, 2015.
Curated by Koffler Gallery Director/Curator Mona Filip, Erratics explores the tensions between memory and fiction by bringing together two archives where photography takes a central role in an attempt to uncover hidden narratives. Staged as museological displays conveying two personal stories, these collections of images, texts and records reveal both the impossibility of fully knowing the past and the effectiveness of literary imagination in grappling with history.
Toronto author Martha Baillie adds further layers to her most recent book, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, through a multi-media installation. In Baillie’s hypnotic novel, an archivist seeks the truth about Schlögel’s life through letters, documents and photographs providing glimpses into his journey from a small German town to exploring the Canadian North and finding himself lost in time. Over six hundred postcards, voice recordings and a musical composition created by Nic Gotham give material substance to Baillie’s literary plot that addresses our fraught relationship to the historic past.
Erratics is a Featured Exhibition in the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
For more information and a full list of the Koffler’s Spring 2015 programs, please visit kofflerarts.org