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Arts & culture, Community events, Expositions, Exhibitions

Needle and Thread

Followed by a Q&A

Date & time
Monday, January 30, 2023
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Suzanne Miller and Mindy Yan Miller


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room 361

Wheel chair accessible


Photo by Daniel Paquet, Mindy Yan Miller and Suzanne Miller at The Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK

“Needle and Thread starts from a list of 600 given names of Holocaust victims collected by Yan Vashem in an extensive and ongoing project; "Pages of Testimony". The work is a commemorative performance that develops from the dance and installation practices of Suzanne Miller and Mindy Yan Miller: Mindy sits and sews onto a large pieced skirt constructed from unwanted garments, adding her thoughts and labour, stitch by stitch. Suzanne wears the skirt and performs a series of embodied inscriptions, tracing each of the given names gathered from the ‘Pages of Testimony.’ Allan Paivio's sound design deploys whispers and song as the names punctuate and weave through an ambient industrial undertone, contrasted with the calls of songbirds.”

Choreographer/Dancer: Suzanne Miller
Sound Design: Allan Paivio
Performer: Mindy Yan Miller
Costume: Mindy Yan Miller
Vocalist: Ainsley McNeaney

Spaces are limited, so please register at: 0049


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