Karen Trask – Hanging by a Thread / Tenir qu’a un fil


Hanging by a Thread is a sculpture and 15 minute performance presented by the PHI Foundation, Montreal, 2021-22.

The sculpture was exhibited at the PHI Foundation as part of the exhibition … And Room in the Bag of Stars, but due to the pandemic, the performance was postponed and later presented at Produit Rien on April 16th, 2022.

The sculpture is sugar-coated paper threads spun and knotted from pages of a 1956 Grolier Canadiana Encyclopedia and Le Petit Larousse Illustré dictionary. The performance is a questioning of my idea of the father and the sacredness of the sculptural object.

photo: Lisa Graves
photo: Lisa Graves
photo: Lisa Graves