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Lesley Dill:
“I Heard a Voice”

Evergreen Cultural Centre
Coquitlam BC Jun 29-Aug 30, 2003

On June 29 at 3:00 p.m., a collaborative performance entitled I Heard a Voice will launch a two-month exhibition of visual art at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. This multifaceted event has been made possible by Polygon Homes and will be a Canadian debut.

Lesley Dill - Speaking Dress (Paris)
Lesley Dill, Speaking Dress (Paris) (1996), ribbons, plaster, tea, oil paint on muslin
[Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC
Jun 29-Aug 30, 2003]

The initial performance is created by New York artist Lesley Dill in conjunction with the director of the Ars Nova Singers, Thomas Edward Morgan. The renowned Ars Nova group includes 40 choral musicians from the Denver, Colorado area. Dill, Morgan and the Ars Nova Singers have been collaborating for a year to develop an experience incorporating technology – in the form of sound and light equipment – with a capella singing and choreography. June’s hour-long concert in Coquitlam seeks to define new musical and vocal territory.

For the past ten years, Lesley Dill has been creating delicate and ephemeral visual pieces that explore the human psyche and its relationship to poetry and text. She has been critically acclaimed for her sculptural, print and installation works inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Her exquisite paper sculptures are fashioned into dresses, necklaces, and female figures. The current exhibit showcases 12 large-scale muslin and mixed-media tapestries, and the amazing 30-feet long Speaking Dress. For the opening event, Dill will premiere a short, costume-based piece.

© Mia Johnson

 Sat, Jun 7, 2003