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The Terrarium Project

Liminal Solutions

The collective entity behind The Terrarium Project Liminal Solutions was initially formed as a collaborative to investigate questions of representation and reality as they apply to museums. The exhibition features several terrariums presented as living artifacts collected by a fictional scientist and eventually donated to a unusual fictional institution. Collaborating writers and artists will create the origins of the orphaned objects and individuals connected to each terrarium. The project will mesh fact, as seen in museums and institutions, with fiction or wonder, much like a story teller may trade reality for an enhanced presentation. The result will be an installation with cultivated interconnectedness.

The Collaborators

Panya Clark Espinal and Crystal Mowry, Project Leads: visual artists
Rebecca Duclos: art history and archaeology
Denton Fredrickson: multi-media installation artist
Andrew Hunter: artist, writer, curator
Eric Roesler: horticultural science
David Ross: artist, architecture, landscape and design
Gail Singer: writer, filmmaker

The Terrarium Project

Commissioned in 2006

Presented as part of Visual Arts
May 13 July 9, 2006

To date, a generous group of visionary donors have supported the creation of 23 new commissions. We would like to thank the following supporters of the Fresh Ground new works commissioning programme for their leadership and continued support of artists: Peter Allen, William J. S. Boyle, Lionel F. Conacher and Joan Dea, Margaret and Jim Fleck, Michael and Sonja Koerner, Judy and Wil Matthews, George E. Myhal, Sonja Smits and Seaton McLean; and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the J.P. Bickell Foundation.

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