Montreal artist and friend, Pascal Dufaux was back in WR on Sunday for the opening of Archive Fever at The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery (C2G2), which includes one of Pascal’s fantastic video installations. His work connects with the maker/artist/photographer in me, so despite having been out on a shoot all weekend, I could not decline his invite.
Archive Fever, curated by Krista Blake, involves interactive participation by you(!), offering the opportunity to explore an archive populated with a variety of personal items collected from famous and otherwise-notable people. Physicists, writers, musicians, artists, and more have contributed various bits from their lives to be housed in a library of sorts and examined by visitors.
The TL;DR: this is a different and cool show. It goes toward active participation in art rather than the passive consumption that is so familiar. We the people can activate (to use Krista’s great word) this gallery. It is chock full of potential in the centre of our city. It is surrounded by Waterloo Park, The Perimeter Institute, new condos, and is steps away from a soon-to-be light rail line. We can do so much with this place. Get there.