Photo: Michael Ligon
Margaux Williamson - Toronto, Canada
HOW TO SEE IN THE DARK, 2013
80 - Queens Park Crescent East & St. Joseph Street
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This project offers a sanctuary of non-spectacle and non-sound from sunset to sunrise.
Come join the HOW TO SEE IN THE DARK activist protest march which doesn’t move and doesn’t
make a sound, in the fight against the total destruction of our Earth’s dark and sinisterly quiet
nights. The manifesto explains why it’s so crucial to save the darkness, and how we can go about
it --a darkness that has been nearly destroyed by our superstition and our science.
Learn how to see in the dark again. Have a seat or stand against a tree and look into the sky. Or
help your eyes adjust from the harsh streetlamps by walking through the doorway of rediscovery to the
real night, where the activists will guide you through the opposite of an awaking.
Together we can learn how to see in the dark again; how to appreciate forms of uncertainty which have
no boundary or dimension. Let’s succumb to confusion and infinite possibilities that have been
chased away by all our relentless search lights.
Join the fight for the dark – what is left of it.
Margaux Williamson lives in Toronto. She’s had solo exhibitions in Toronto, New York and Los
Angeles. She contributes movie reviews for the cultural site Back to the World and her movie Teenager
Hamlet premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and can now be found on Ubuweb. Her work’s
been covered by Canadian Art Magazine, The National Post, LA Times, UK’s Five Dials, The New York
Times, New York’s Bomb Magazine among others. She is currently working on a new painting exhibition
and catalogue set for 2014.
Thank you to Jon McCurley and Sagan MacIsaac