Under the Cave of Winds

Maryse Larivière, Under the Cave of Winds, 16mm film still, 2017.

Under the Cave of Winds

Friday, November 1, 2019 to Saturday, December 14, 2019
Opening Reception
November 1,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Maryse Larivière’s Under the Cave of Winds explores the sinuous paths of feminine desire, the wandering fluxes of nature and culture, and the concerted and agential relationship between mind and body. The exhibition is centered around a silent black and white 16mm film that chronicles the tribulations of a fictional female protagonist. She is an artist, scholar, and whistleblower held in captivity on a remote island made up of austere geological formations. Her confinement is for initiating a new trend in research – one where knowledge production transgresses beyond linguistics and graphicism to become pure sound: telepathic singing.

Join us on November 1st at 7pm for a performance by Maryse Larivière, where she will read the entirety of her epistolary novel Orgazing


Exhibition essay by Vincent Bonin

Artist Biography: 

Maryse Larivière is an artist, writer and scholar whose work crosses sculpture, performance, collage, text, and film. She holds a PhD in Art and Visual Culture from Western University — her research focused on women’s textual production. Larivière has exhibited widely in Canada, including Optica, Montreal; Untitled Art Society, Calgary; DNA Art Space, London; The Rooms, St. John’s; and Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff. Her writing has been published in periodicals such as Canadian Art and C Magazine, and she has written three books including Orgazing (2017), Hummzinger(2016), and Where Wild Flowers Grow (2015).