Iron & Granite | Transart Student Exhibition


Transart Institute presents Flavia Bertorello’s Fragmented Body and Kate Hilliard’s Core Sample: A Creative Practice, August 10th, 2019 at 6:00pm, Uferstudios (Uferstr. 23, studio 6).

Iron and Granite exhibits the sculptural and performance work of two graduating Masters students, as they complete their final research in Creative Practice at Transart Institute. Both worlds explore the changing states of materiality over time, to denote varying ranges of distance between memory and trauma.

New York based artist and architect, Flavia Bertorello investigates relationships between form and matter through a domestic practice which includes: writing, experimenting with metals, observing and listening. The bodies that she creates are the remnants of the exchange that takes place between her body and the materials during the process of making.

Toronto based artist Kate Hilliard describes movement as a language. Her practice focuses on spoken words and the many ways that our bodies can betray meaning as we communicate and miscommunicate.  Hilliard writes poems into the body and crafts performances from the body, as a way of distilling what has happened. Her dance thesis is both book and live performance and is expressed through five separate chapters: subject, code, conversation, fracture, and memory.

Please join artists in residency from Transart Institute for an evening of exhibition and dialogue in studio 6 at Uferstudios on August 10th 2019 at 6pm, followed by a reception.

Kate Hilliard is a Toronto based artist and the Artistic Director of Granite Motion Gallery. Her choreographic works have been commissioned and presented across Canada, the USA and Europe. Hilliard has performed with internationally recognized dance companies including:  Ottawa’s Le Groupe Dance Lab, Montreal’s Fortier Danse Création, Toronto’s Dancemakers, The Margie Gillis Dance Foundation and has performed Tino Sehgal’s works at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Manhattan MoMA. A proponent of cross disciplinary performance training, Hilliard has instructed at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC teaching their Physical Theatre Intensive. She is faculty at The School of Performance at Ryerson University in Toronto, teaching Creative Performance Studies to dancers and actors in all four years of their academic program. Hilliard is Curator and Director of Education for The Orillia Centre for Arts and Culture. She holds a BFA Specialist degree in Visual Art History from The University of Toronto and will conclude her MFA in Creative Practice from Transart Institute this July.

Flavia Bertorello (b. 1980) Brooklyn based artist and architect investigating the relationship between form and matter. - “I’m interested in the exchange that takes place between the human body and materials.  I establish a relationship with the materials I use and regard the process of my work as a total body experience. I consider my work and body to be in a constant state of change.

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