“One can vouch for voicing borders and one can be right. Also though with my mother and my daughter my cells strangely feel migratory and insidious and recurrent. It is a narrative of our continuities past the borders of our bodies. It is a streaming of a gaze and a touch. It is a desire and also a weird occult rippling” (103)
- Margaret Christakos
Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex, Blood, Loss, and Selfies.
Book *Hug 2016
M.J.C.H.A.X. was made in Participation with OCADU x Ryerson Art Camp Residency 2016 and Traces group exhibition at Ryerson Artspace, Toronto, ON. Art Camp 2016 brought together 13 emerging artists from OCAD University and Ryerson University to build community and create art during a five-month residency program.
Traces investigates ideas surrounding identity, absence, and memory. Each artist explores the possibilities of evolving our formative experiences into artifacts of individual inner-realities. Residual impressions may be caused by the presence or process of addition and elimination. Ostensibly, traces are activated through fragmentations, intermedial practices, and fractures. The concept of a trace is not limited to one understanding or approach, creating a platform in which artists can engage with multiple mediums. Across diverse materials and processes, the included works all respond to ideas of temporality, personal ephemera, and the residues we leave behind.