Nocturne 2016 at the Museum
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – midnight
Nocturne 2016 at the Museum will highlight issues in immigration, migration and naval immigration history. The three artists participating at the Museum will each provide a unique perspective and vision to frame these subjects inspired by the theme “Motive”.
Emma FitzGerald, Border Crossings
The Halifax artist will begin her acrylic ink drawing project at noon and finish at midnight. Why are some border crossings celebrated, and others stopped? The 12-hour drawing and accompanying videos ask what motives keep some people moving despite the odds.
Emma’s work duration will be complimented by 3 short films that will be projected outside, underneath and around the Pier 21 pedway. The artists all participated in the Santa Fe Art Institute thematic artist residency on immigration and migration in spring 2016.
The artists are:
Mauricio Esquivel, who lives and works in San Salvador, El Salvador, will present his film "Meatball" from 2016.
Nuttaphol Ma, who lives and works in Los Angeles, California, will present the film "Passages of our Inner Longing" from 2016.
Israel Haros Lopez, who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will present his film "We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us" from 2015.
Margarita Fainshtein, Thinking With an Accent Part 2
Fascinated by memories, stories and history, this Ukrainian-born, Halifax-based artist uses printmaking techniques and multi-generational family documents to layer them one on top of another, creating a new pattern, memory and identity.
Kyle Jackson, To Those Still At Sea
Kyle Jackson is currently the Museum’s Artist-in-Residence. At Nocturne 2016, he will be unveiling the work 6 months in the making: where visitors, mostly Haligonians, were invited to enter his public studio and contribute a small visual piece to add to a larger narrative celebrating the lives lost in the Empress of Ireland sinking, 102 years ago.