Monday, October 12, 2015

Playing The Game

If I'm around at all today, it might only be briefly, so I'll wish my fellow Canadians a very happy Thanksgiving, and my American readers a happy Columbus Day!

Outside the Ottawa School of Art, members of the school were engaged in large scale printmaking; there were similar works being put together inside the school during Nuit Blanche.


Nearby was something of a fashion show- Rent Frock Repeat, a shop here, had models wearing some of their dresses.


Wunderblume was the name of this light and hydraulics installation, a kinetic flower that certainly drew attention as the petals shifted while passersby moved along.


This peculiarity was devised by artist Leah Bartlett. A room was set up as an interactive performance- members of the public could sit in as part of a recreation of the painting dogs playing poker. The actors wearing the dog masks were even barking during the game. I found it highly amusing.

31 comments:

  1. Hope you had a great hoiliday weekend.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving holiday to you, William!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving !
    I wish our Thanksgiving was now insted of being lost in the Christmas rush.
    It is one of the nices holidays. Filled with family, friends and food.

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. I would love to sit with the doggies and be part of the recreation of painting :-) That looks fun!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. a kinetic flower, way cool. that is awesome! ( :

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving. Let us know what you do (with pictures)!

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving! A quite funny set of photos...

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  8. Love this event. I'd also love to be at that poker table. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving, William ! Interesting series.

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  10. Woof! That would have been fun :) Happy Thanksgiving William.

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  11. ha, i like the dogs playing poker, too funny!! happy thanksgiving!

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  12. You showed some really neat activities today. You are fortunate to have an event that displays interesting art. The flower really caught my eye.

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  13. The doggie card game is really funny. Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving, William.
    I like that kinetic flower, must be nice to see it in action.

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  15. The printmaking looks fun but maaaaan, the dog poker looks creepy as hell to me... (I do have a bit of a thing about masks though...)

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  16. I love the dogs playing cards, William! :)

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  17. laughing at the dogs playing poker. happy thanksgiving!!

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  18. You gotta love everything creative William, the dogs playing poker is a masterpiece...

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  19. I would have loved to be there to watch the poker game. It sounds hilarious!

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  20. Dogs playing poker... I'll bet the guy who created the painting never imagined it would become an icon!

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  21. The print making looks fascinating! I would LOVE to watch that!

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  22. @Whisk: I did!

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Kay: thank you!

    @Parsnip: it seems to make more sense this time of year.

    @Tamago: it was such a blast watching that installation.

    @Beth: that was a well thought out concept.

    @Janis: I did get in some good fall colours shots through the weekend.

    @VP: thank you!

    @Lowell: it's been a long while since I played poker.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Grace: woof indeed!

    @Tanya: thanks!

    @Red: Nuit Blanche seems to have taken off here.

    @Linda: I did!

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  23. @Jan: it was.

    @Sharon: it was a riot to watch.

    @Aimee: hah! I wondered if anyone might find it creepy.

    @Linda: me too!

    @Kreig: indeed.

    @Norma: that appears to be a common opinion!

    @RedPat: many do!

    @Marleen: it was.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Geoff: it was well thought out.

    @Lois: I was pleased to have seen it.

    @Linda: definitely not!

    @Orvokki: it was!

    @EG: it takes a lot of skill.

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