MONTREAL, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - "Don't take your wife for granted ...
Take her to a WWKA show!" is the acerbic, hilarious, impertinent-not unlike
their army-invitation launched by Women With Kitchen Appliances for their very
last WWKARMY performance, scheduled to take place at the Musée d'art
contemporain de Montréal on September 7, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. as the closing
event of The Québec Triennial.
For this occasion, twenty-five women will don the WWKA uniform, something
straight out of the 1950s-rubber gloves, identical wigs and dresses-and, with
the utmost seriousness, play on ... kitchen appliances! You have to be there
to hear the amazing range of sounds they coax out of a hand mixer, coffee
grinder, oven grill, food processor, and more, and to see the dazzling
choreography they put together. A culinary treat for the eye and ear.
Since WWKA was founded in 1999, more than a dozen artists have taken part
in the collective's projects. Their work has been presented in a number of
Canadian, American and European cities. Appearing three or four at a time,
anonymous and interchangeable, they perform on various stages: radio,
television, lofts, galleries, bars, festivals, cooking and home economics
classrooms, restaurants and people's homes. "They dream of setting up
international WWKA cells and travelling to all the kitchens of the world,"
enthuses Louise Simard, multimedia event organizer and coordinator of the
WWKARMY presentation, which she describes as "a most unusual performance in
tribute to women."
This will be a chance to pay a final visit to the exhibition Nothing is
lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed. The Québec Triennial,
which concludes that very Sunday, September 7. The Québec Triennial, it should
be recalled, brings together 38 artists and collectives, and 135 works in one
of the most ambitious exhibitions ever of contemporary Québec art, and the
largest exhibition in the museum's history.
The Musée d'art contemporain is a provincially owned corporation funded
by the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine
du Québec. It receives additional funding from the Department of Canadian
Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts.
For further information:
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Coordinator, (514) 847-6232, firstname.lastname@example.org; Visual material
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