SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7:30PM
FOGO ISLAND INN — SECOND FLOOR
PHOTO: VIDA SIMON, TO MAKE ENDS MEET, 2013 PHOTOGRAPHER: TIM WILSON
Vida Simon is from Montreal and studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Her work has been presented internationally, in a wide range of contexts – galleries, hotel rooms, storefronts, theatres, rooftops, a former synagogue, an old horse stable… She is currently developing a piece in an old house in Tilting which she has been inhabiting for the past three months. Other recent projects include performances at the ZAZ Festival of Performance Art (Israel), Interakcje (Poland), a collaborative exhibition (with Jack Stanley) at At Home Gallery (Slovakia), and a residency at Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Wales). Her work incorporates various media combined to form site-responsive installations and performances. A running thread throughout her work is drawing: a form that most directly expresses her interest in visual storytelling, improvisation, and elemental materials. Whether through miniature handmade objects or fragments found in nature, her work often draws attention to the detail, the intimate, the ephemeral. As an extension of her practice, she often collaborates with other artists and leads art workshops.
Vida’s work is featured in the Fall 2013 Spirale Portfolio: