Where the cat's at

John Marriott

1999, 04:16 minutes, colour, Silent


This dramatic silent video follows the prowlings of a solitary domestic cat through a large art gallery, after-hours, as it contemplates the rarefied artworks and the grand architectural spaces. It's feline explorations lead it through galleries of historic paintings hung salon style to an expansive, granite floored hall containing monolithic sculptures by Henry Moore. There, in slow motion, the cat partakes in a communion of sorts with the giant stone forms.
"so darned genial it's positively disarming," -Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail.

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Critical Writing

Marriott's Snarl Becomes a Grin
by Gary Michael Dault. The Globe and Mail, June 26, 1999.