February 22, 2003
Performance Art

About the Program

Merle Addison's Quiddity—his first performance in 20 years—deals with first memory, the first realization of individuality. The cycles, patterns, rhythms, and eddies that resonate in the course of a life from that first drop into a consciousness of self. The piece has a duration of about 45 minutes, 25 minutes of action and a 20 minute epilogue, which the audience may or may not be aware of. The music, actions and lighting all relate the artist's family history. Merle Addison has been a member of grunt since the 1980s and has been documenting the gallery's performance for over 15 years.


2003.0222 QUI


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
​​In copyright. For uses beyond Fair Dealing, research requests, corrections, takedown requests, or other inquiries, please contact grunt gallery: archives@grunt.ca

Related Archive, Library & Publication Objects