The Language Hotel

Butler, Sheila and Bouchard, Marie and Annandale, David and Brandt, Di and Dawa, Kalsang and Eyland, Cliff and Gerritsen, Sue-Ellen and Hill, Greg A. and Latour, Toni and Lessard, Denis and Lum, Maymee Ying and MacDonald, Mike and Man, Phoebe Yee Lai and May, Louise W. and Patten, James and Poletto, Paola and Richardson, Brian and Stamp, Arlene and Wheeler, Jordan and Wlasenko, Olex. The Language Hotel. St. Norbert, Man.: St. Norbert Arts Centre, 2002.

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Abstract (English)

Eleven artists of diverse cultural backgrounds explore their relationship with language in visually and textually symbolic installations within a monastery turned artists' residency. They comment on their permanent, bedroom installations and describe their working methods in interviews with curator S. Butler. Local writers relate the experiences each had spending a night in one of the installations. Butler, in her text and interviews, comments on alternative curatorial practices and collaborative endeavours. Biographical notes.


Onze artistes d’horizons culturels divers explorent leur rapport au langage par le biais d’installations au contenu visuel et textuel symbolique, présentées dans les chambres d’un ancien monastère devenu résidence d’artistes. Interviewés par la conservatrice Butler, chaque artiste discute de son œuvre permanente et de ses méthodes de travail. Une dizaine d’auteurs locaux relatent leur expérience après avoir passé chacun une nuit dans une des installations, alors que Butler, dans son texte et ses entrevues, élabore sur les pratiques de conservation alternatives et sur les projets collectifs. Textes en français et en anglais. Notices biographiques.

Types: Catalogues > Event catalogues
All Contributors: Butler, Sheila (Curator); Butler, Sheila (Artist); Butler, Sheila (Author); Butler, Sheila (Interviewer); Bouchard, Marie (Editor); Bouchard, Marie (Author); Annandale, David (Author); Brandt, Di (Author); Dawa, Kalsang (Artist); Dawa, Kalsang (Author); Dawa, Kalsang (Interviewee); Eyland, Cliff (Author); Gerritsen, Sue-Ellen (Artist); Gerritsen, Sue-Ellen (Author); Gerritsen, Sue-Ellen (Interviewee); Hill, Greg A. (Artist); Hill, Greg A. (Author); Hill, Greg A. (Interviewee); Latour, Toni (Artist); Latour, Toni (Author); Latour, Toni (Interviewee); Lessard, Denis (Artist); Lessard, Denis (Author); Lessard, Denis (Interviewee); Lum, Maymee Ying (Artist); Lum, Maymee Ying (Author); Lum, Maymee Ying (Interviewee); MacDonald, Mike (Author); Man, Phoebe Yee Lai (Author); May, Louise W. (Curator); May, Louise W. (Author); Patten, James (Author); Poletto, Paola (Artist); Poletto, Paola (Author); Poletto, Paola (Interviewee); Richardson, Brian (Author); Stamp, Arlene (Artist); Stamp, Arlene (Author); Stamp, Arlene (Interviewee); Wheeler, Jordan (Author); Wlasenko, Olex (Artist); Wlasenko, Olex (Author); Wlasenko, Olex (Interviewee)
Collation: 162 p. : 75 ill. ; 15 x 23 cm
ISBN: 1896699200
Language of Publication: English; French
Publishers: St. Norbert, Man.: St. Norbert Arts Centre
Artists: Bouchard, Marie; Butler, Sheila; Dawa, Kalsang; Gerritsen, Sue-Ellen; Hill, Greg A.; Latour, Toni; Lessard, Denis; Lum, Maymee Ying; Poletto, Paola; Stamp, Arlene; Wlasenko, Olex
Critics / Curators / Historians: Butler, Sheila; May, Louise W.
Art Organizations: St. Norbert Arts And Cultural Centre (St. Norbert)
Event Statement: Residency dates: Dec. 2000, St. Norbert Arts Centre.
Related URLs:

The gallery's Web site <> features a virtual tour of the artists' installations.

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Date Deposited: 16 May 2003
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 21:51
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