let’s do it again

Here’s Marisa Gallemit, guest-blogger for Chinatown REMIXED, reporting the trials, tribulations and . . . satisfactions of making her kind of art with a rather unusual material:


it’s may again and that means:
mother’s day (gifts and flowers please)
Chinatown Remixed!

consider yourselves cordially invited.

i will be posted at HighJinx – a wonderful second-hand furniture shop – my works will hang in the picture window facing Somerset Street West. the lovely and talented Natalie Fournier will be just out front with her special brand of thought-provoking and visually arresting performance art.

i’m working with white zip-ties this time around – and attempting to capture the essence of deep sea creatures, phosphorescence, fluidity. this material means murder for my fingertips – endless burns and cuts, like paper cuts but worse – but i seem to love the challenge of pieces that involve repetitive, labour-intensive construction.

sneak peek:




so, again:
Saturday, May 12th 130-5pm
Somerset Street West
over 40 artists of all disciplines
40 local venues
music, arts, community, vittles, bubble tea and sunshine (fingers crossed)

Watch for Marisa’s video interview with Ottawa Sun entertainment columnist Denis Armstrong, Thursday May 10th. Online edition.