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Grateful for Breath is a new collaborative work by poet and filmmaker Liz Zetlin and singer songwriter david sereda. It’s a moving response to the themes of Facing It now at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Originally screened on zoom on January 6, 2022. You are invited to experience the works below. 


Over the past year, as we rode the waves of the pandemic, Zetlin and sereda responded to the work in Facing It – the themes of social isolation, the power of kinship, and the ways in which art faces and embraces the unknown. Grateful for Breath features Zetlin and sereda performing together and alone as they explore the meaning of “together” and “alone.”

 

WALKING

A Response to Covid Signs by Willy Waterton

IMAGE CREDIT: WILLY WATERTON, COVID SIGNS 1, 3, & 4, 2020, IPHONE 11 PRO, HIPSTAMATIC CAMERA APP, PRINTED ON ARCHIVAL WATERCOLOUR PAPER.​

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BLOOM

A Response to Project Isolation Episode 2 by STILL Creates, Kimber Sider, & Vanessa Tignanelli

IMAGE CREDIT: DYLAN SEABROOK, KIMBER SIDER,  VANESSA TIGNANELLI, PROJECT ISOLATION, EPISODE 2 (STILL),  2020. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

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KINSHIP

A Response to The Mom Project by Mark Crofton Bell

IMAGE CREDIT: MARK CROFTON BELL, THE MOM PROJECT SERIES (SELECTED WORKS) , 2014 – 2019. OIL ON BOARD, VARYING SIZES. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.​

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CHOIR OF SIGHS

A Response to Within Dialogue Series by April Hickox

IMAGE CREDIT: APRIL HICKOX, WITHIN DIALOGUE SERIES (SELECTED WORKS), 2000, SILVER GELATIN ON PAPER MOUNTED ON PRESSBOARD. GIFT OF THE ARTIST.

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Q&A

Recorded at January 6, 2022 Zoom Event

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Liz Zetlin is the author of six poetry collections, most recently “Prompted by Happiness.” She is Owen Sound’s inaugural poet laureate, and co-producer/director of the climate change documentary Resilience: Transforming Our Community.


david sereda is a singer, songwriter, pianist, composer, and producer. He has written musicals, scores for documentaries and podcasts, released CDs and performed in concerts and festivals across Canada.

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