January 12 – February 3, 2001

About the Program

In Inseparable, Hadley Howes and Maxwell Stephens play with the language of illustrative styles ranging from 18 century medical drawings to 1960s kitsch to create images of conjoined twins. The process of making the drawings mimics the bodies of twins, where the boundaries defining autonomous subjects are confused or annihilated. As marks from each collaborator cannot be differentiated and join to become an integrated whole, that which is represented in the imagery itself becomes the only mode of being able to contain the loss of individuality. The faith to allow representation to carry meaning in this manner is put to task by the elements of deceit in artifice. This installation is part of the collaborative pair's ongoing investigation into representation as a contract of faith and sacrifice, truth and deceit. Hadley and Maxwell graduated as a collaboration from ECIAD in 1998.


Installation: Daina Warren


2001.0112 INS


grunt gallery (second location)
116-350 E. 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 4R8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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