There is an orchid shaped hole inside of me, artist-in-residence Frances Adair Mckenzie

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 7 PM


“Is there blood on that towel?”

“Is that a box in their hands?”

“Is it filled with something?”

“Do I dare speculate it is full?”


Special trend forecasts

peeling the base of the screen into a single strip of rind,

an orange splits into four murmurs….

“sources have now confirmed, it is filled with something.”


SHE uses the towel to wipe away Steve

“Thank you Steve!” peppy/compelling…clipped angles,

She talks through urgent eyes, concerned

eyes, eyes I could fall in love with.


During a month-long residency at Connexion ARC, Frances Adair Mckenzie’s will process and respond to a self-initiated force-feeding of 24HR news cycles – dancing between the emanating waves and singing into the face of something that intones only to watch and to listen.

Often using recorded sounds, images and other digital media to emphasize the tactile, bodily nature of physical reality, McKenzie will respond to a lived experiment, using herself as the subject.

Join us Thursday, November 19 at 7 PM in Connexion ARC’s main space, for a conversation with Frances Adair Mckenzie.

This project has been supported by residency and travel funding from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation and the Conseil des arts et des lettres de Québec, There is an orchid shaped hole inside of me is being presented in partnership with the Media Arts and Cultures program at UNB and CHSR Community Campus Radio.

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