Critical Proximity: Something About Human Connections That Can Happen When There Is A Fissure


This online exhibition is produced by OBORO, a centre dedicated to the production and presentation of art, contemporary practices and new media.

From March 15 to May 14, 2021
Tiohtiá:ke | Montréal

We wish to thank Hyperallergic, the Emily H. Tremaine Foundation, and Rea McNamara for generously sharing Sally McKay and Lorna Mills’ Boost Presume I’m Gonna Breathe Grieved with us for this show. Thanks to the National Film Board of Canada for giving us permission to include Michèle Pearson Clarke ’s Handmade Mountain in this show, and thanks to Jane Gutteridge for her support. Thanks to Ximena Cuevas for sharing a copy of Greg Lasky’s video. Thanks to the Laboratoire NT2, especially Bertrand Gervais and Gina Cortopassi, for supporting Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay’s Fragments of Rosalie and providing the translations. Thanks to Mehdi Benboubakeur and Milo Reinhardt for their help.


The selected artworks deal with intimacy and forms of rupture. Through these works, the artists share personal, often difficult emotions. At the same time, the artworks produce difficult, strong emotions. We invite you to share...