A Thread That Never Breaks is a virtual art exhibition that presents artworks by seven Indigenous artists in fashion, craft and textiles. Artist Meghann O’Brien has described her woven textiles and baskets as threads that connect to ancestral knowledge. Visualizing the strong connections between generations as the literal threads in garments inspired A Thread That Never Breaks. Transmediation is the term for bringing an artwork from one medium to another. In A Thread That Never Breaks, the works have been transmediated from physical threads into pixels, polygons and lines of code that you can experience through your avatar at AbTeC Gallery
AbTeC Gallery is located on AbTeC Island in Second Life, an online world. The curators and some of the participating artists will be present during the opening. To join us, you will need an avatar. For instructions on how to get one, please visit abtec.land. The opening will also be broadcasted from Facebook Live.
IFWTO extends its sincere gratitude to AbTeC for hosting A Thread That Never Breaks and sharing their expertise with each artist and the curators to bring this exhibition to life.
Joi T. Arcand
Curated by Lisa Myers & Sage Paul
Co-produced by IFWTO & AbTeC
We gratefully acknowledge funding support for this project received by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.