inter.action: Call to Participate

inter.action: Call to Participate

inter.action is a project that utilizes the gallery space to create a participatory, ephemeral yarn installation between the artist, Laura Bucci, and members of the public.

This project was first staged in Vancouver, in the artist’s hometown, as a way to meaningfully re-connect face-to-face with friends and acquaintances. In this phase of the project in New Glasgow, the artist (who now lives in Cape Breton) seeks to connect with strangers in an effort to build a new network one person at a time.

Through one-on-one, or two-on-one participation with the artist you will build on the existing yarn installation. Our materials are yarn and pins and our canvas are the walls and the floor. Each session is up to 1 hour long. As the project progresses, the exhibition space will evolve as participants add to, or modify, the installation.

inter.action is about…making time for conversation face-to-face, engaging with strangers, connecting, speaking and listening, feeling a sense of belonging and re-imagining the gallery space as a place for encounters.

TO PARTICIPATE, register for a time slot with the artist:

inter.action: March 5 – 30, 2019
Opening: Friday, March 8, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 14, 7pm
Closing reception: Friday, March 29, 6-8pm. Come see how the installation has grown.

Studio Lab Gallery

199 Provost St.

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Gallery Hours:
 Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Friday till 5:30

Laura Bucci

Organizer of inter.action: an artist driven interaction

I am an emerging interdisciplinary artist working primarily with interventions and printed matter. I graduated in Fine Arts (92) at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. After a ten-year hiatus from my art practice I enrolled at Emily Carr University (2014-16), where I explored non-traditional art forms. My current work attempts to disrupt the everyday and to make connections with the public through planned and chance encounters. In 2018 I moved from Vancouver to Cape Breton, and later in 2019 I will be living in Truro.