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PETER MORIN AND PARMELA ATTARIWALA IN CONVERSATION

Posted on October 12, 2020


Peter Morin and Parmela Attariwala in conversation

25 minutes, 20 seconds
Peter Morin’s work is part of Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

 

Peter Morin
NDN Love Songs, 2018-ongoing
Vinyl transfer, digital video
Collection of the artist

In Part One of NDN Love Songs, the artist offers a score of instructions to musicians presented alongside seven video portraits. Part Two presents videos of recordings of previous iterations of the Soundings exhibition at Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Gund Gallery and Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. In Part Three, Parmela Attariwala performs the score on the violin at the Belkin. NDN Love Songs presents seven short videos that can be read as “drum portraits.” The drums featured are from the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, and each represent someone that Morin has loved in his life, and for whom he has not fully been able to express that love. Playing in succession in a line and moving at different speeds, the drum portraits can be interpreted through the written score on the adjacent wall that reads:

A decolonized body has the ability to remake love/loving/sex/sexuality
One draw across the strings is a body
One draw across the strings for the release of breath
One draw across the strings for the acknowledgement of desire
One draw across the strings is to let go
One draw across the strings to complete their name
The rest is up to you
Repeat eight times

 

For more information about Soundings at the Belkin, click here.
Photos: Rachel Topham Photography
Video: Aya Garcia

 

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