This week, I had noticed an article in the Globe and Mail featuring one of the exhibits at BCE Place in the Luminato festival. A thousand photographs of Toronto's most creative women, each one with a word chosen by the subject to describe herself. That in itself is of enormous interest. What one word would you use to describe YOURSELF??? [I think this should be a contest, the first 5 women to comment with the word they think best describes them, will win a little prize.]
Joined by the professor and nephew Mark, (the token men for the day) we skirted a tremendous downpour and made it to the Allen Lambert Galleria, on the corner of Yonge and Front Streets. The double-sided photos hanging from the ceiling are a marvel. How did anyone get them strung up like that, four rows high, perfectly in line, undulating the entire length of this building? The installation itself was awe-inspiring.
Pierre Marval, the French artist responsible for this amazing showing has already shot "Mille Femmes" in Montreal, Paris, and Havana, with plans for Tokyo, Casablanca, Sao Paulo and other cities. His hope is eventually to host a 10,000-woman exhibit.
According to the article, by James Bradshaw, Maraval stated that he chose to celebrate women because he sees a world in bad shape and in dire need of their protective virtues. "I would be very happy if the women were governing the world today. I would feel like [I was] in a plane with a good pilot."
If you have been clicking on the photos as you should have been to enlarge them and read the words....I LOVE WORDS!!! I love this entire concept...this last photo has a man in the bottom right hand corner who is craning his head upward. Jack Layton, the leader of the NDP party in the Canadian Government. He is looking for his wife's photo....again, another post. Stay tuned.
Reference: James Bradshaw - The Globe and Mail