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An Orchid Shaped Hole

Solo Exhibition & Residency


Connexion ARC

Fredericton, NB

photo credit: Brendan Doyle

…….fill it
with fast-paced-lifestyles

…….fill it
with weather;
unexpectedly long winters,
fluid days turned to waves,
campaigning for typhoons

“Is there blood on that towel?”
“Is that a box in their hands?”
“Is it filled with something?”
“Do I dare speculate it is full?”

Special trend forecasts
peeling the base of the screen into a single strip of rind,
an orange splits into four murmurs….
“sources have now confirmed, it is filled with something.”

Frances Adair Mckenzie’s month-long residency at Connexion ARC will process and respond to the self-initiated force-feeding of 24HR news cycles – dancing between the emanating waves and singing into the face of something that says < only watch and listen > Using recorded sounds, images and other digital media to emphasize the tactile, bodily nature of physical reality.


This project is supported by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and presented in partnership with UNB Media Arts and Cultures Society and CHSR FM Official Community Campus Radio.

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