Critical Writing Index

Amalie Atkins, Brian Cauley, Kathryn Ruppert-Dazai and Ellyn Walker: As Perennial as the Grass

by Penelope Smart

C Magazine, Spring 2014, no. 121, pp. 59-61

This article is a review of the show As Perennial as the Grass, which exhibited at the Elora Centre for the Arts from October 19-December 14 2013. This show, consisting of works by four Canadian artists, centred around the idea of love, and included a video installation by Amalie Atkins entitled Embrace (2011). In the video, two elderly twin sisters, dressed like little girls, walk towards each other on a dusty prairie road. They hug repeatedly, in the Austrian tradition of touching shoulders and foreheads. The piece exudes humbling awkwardness and vulnerability, but ultimately displays the bond of familial love.

ITEM 2014.016 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

EmbraceAmalie Atkins