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Give Birth Love Tooth
April 29 - June 25By Donation
Give Birth Love Tooth is a collaborative multimedia exhibition by Nanaimo-based collective Art Action Earwig, composed of Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura. The project started with a story about wisdom teeth, 사랑니, meaning Love Tooth in Korean.
The artists begin the story, an autobiographical documentary-fiction, as follows:
“On That Woman’s 38th birthday, That Woman is reminded that her single mother was 38 when she gave birth to her. Her molars gain unusual abilities to express willfully forgotten and silenced memories of That Woman’s body; lost labour, language barriers, legal struggles, and longing for love.”
Expanding from this introduction Give Birth Love Tooth will feature a 4-channel video installation of story-tellers’ conversations with Art Action Earwig, integrated with animation. The exhibition will also feature large print photos, sculptural installations, projections with surround sound, interactive displays and an artbook, that combines shared stories of family, history, and lands. A series of performances and events through the community will complement the exhibition.
Nanaimo Art Gallery is open:
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays 12 to 5 pm