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Burlington City Arts

Meghan Gordon

Meghan Gordon paints, sculpts and performs queries into the merits of the museum as an authoritative source. Meghan investigated the period room as a subject for her art while in residence and used the BCA Center for a performance about an invented period room of her design. She curated the temporary exhibition from locally borrowed furniture and other household objects, and gave public tours of the simulated period room dressed as a docent named Edith. Edith delivered a long-winded, anecdotal history for every object in the room as if each had once belonged to “the artist Meghan Gordon.” The performance was translated into a film.