LADY INTO FOX
interactive installation and performance, 2013
Lady Into Fox is titled after the novella written in 1922 by British author David Garnett. The late Victorian tale chronicles a woman's sudden transformation into a fox, and recounts how she and her husband struggle to come to terms with her new physical form and the eventual changes they both undergo in their fundamental natures. Originally this story was received by critics as a work of fiction, but as author David Garnett always asserted, it is in fact, a true story.
Comprised of a filmic adaptation of the novella, museum display of Lady Into Fox artifacts, with tea to follow in a Victorian parlor setting. The exhibition unfolds as a guided tour conducted by Dr. Aidan Gillian, founder and expert of the Lady Into Fox collection. Dr. Gillian walks the public through the exhibition, relating the significance of the film and artifacts to the novella, as well as situating them historically and scientifically. He is also be available to field any questions the public may have.
Lady Into Fox challenges notions of fact, fiction, science, authority, and the miraculous. Touching upon themes such as the uncanny, memory, narrative, allegory, evidence, museum display, archive, preservation, expert, rhetoric, the Victorian and technology, Lady Into Fox disquiets and fascinates viewers.
SCREENING (full film)
GUIDED TOUR OF ARTIFACTS
TEA IN THE PARLOUR
2013 Redpath Museum, Montreal, QC
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