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Curreri, Chris
Untitled (from the series “Twelfth Night”) Untitled (from the series “Twelfth Night”)
2001 2001

Chris Curreri is well-known for his intenstively embroidered archival photographs. Using found archival photographs as his source imagery this work shows three figures, dressed in robes and costume, caught in speech on a stage. White thread is sewn in dotted, circular patterns around the heads of the two flanking figures while the centre figure is left untouched. It belongs to a series entitled “Twelfth Night” using archival photographs from a student performance at Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston held in 1912. There is a visial dilemma that occrs due to the fact that the actors are performing for an audience they cannot see; echoing our relationship to photographic observation “that which is seen and that which cannot be seen.” His embroidered photos draw attention to the gulf between the instant the camera freezes and the life of the image thereafter.

 
Curreri, Chris
Toronto ON 1978 Toronto ON 1978
Untitled (from the series “Twelfth Night”) Untitled (from the series “Twelfth Night”)
2001 2001
Giclee print with thread Giclee print with thread
overall: 51.8 cm x 58.4 cm
Gift of Herbert O. Bunt, 2007 Gift of Herbert O. Bunt, 2007
50-017.12

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