Lynn Harrigan

Poetry and
Performance

Fiber Art
Visual Poetry

Multimedia
Installations

This page presents projects related to Lynn's poetry, readings, writings and word-based art.

Following the publication of her verse novel, Moon Sea Crossing (Black Moss Press, 2005), Lynn began to explore visual modes of poetic expression. Initial experiments with textiles ignited an obsession with embroidery, which soon became the focus of her artistic practice.

Oblique Poetries is a collaborative wordsoundart project of Lynn and Scott M2. Rooted in their poetry - multi-media projects are developed combining words, music, paintings, photography, video and fiberart.

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Contact Lynn at lynnharrigan(at)gmail.com

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WORD SUNDRIES:


US Weathe Bureau Friday November 7th, 1913 - by Lynn Harrigan

October 30th to November 10th, 2013 at Gallery 1313
1313A Queen St W, Toronto

Aqua Reliquia - 1913 is a meditation on The Great Lakes and The Great Storm of 1913.

Taking place on the one hundredth anniversary of the storm, Aqua Reliquia will feature Lynn Harrigan's fiber art and poetry plus the video art of Scott M2 and electronic soundscapes by dreamSTATE.

Please follow Lynn's Aqua Reliquia Facebook page or her Tumblr page for insights, details and updates on the installation, the Lakes, and the history of The Great Storm of 1913 aka The White Hurricane - which sank 19 ships and killed over 240 people on the Great Lakes at its peak.

The Opening reception for Aqua Reliquia will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Gallery 1313 - 1313A Queen St. W., Toronto, 4–7pm and will feature a live performance by dreamSTATE.

There will be a closing event on November 9th, one hundred years after the peak of the storm, featuring a dramatically different concert by dreamSTATE.

 

May 12th to June 6th 2010 ~ Rain of Fire
An Oblique Poetries wordsoundart piece created with ambient multimedia artist Scott M2.
Poetry, ambient video painting and hand-embroidered silk.
Gallery 1313 Window Gallery - 1313A Queen St. West, Toronto
Opening Reception: Thursday May 13th, 7-10pm.

 


Lynn reads selections from Oblique Poetries with Scott M2 at Draft 3.1
on October 17th, 2007 - Photo by Jamie Todd.

 

Lynn's verse novel Moon Sea Crossing was adapted for the stage by Fertile Ground Productions and premiered at the 2006 Toronto Fringe Festival. Scott M2 of dreamSTATE performed ambient soundscapes from PASSAGE (the dreamSTATE CD inspired by Moon Sea Crossing) live at each show.

"This gathering of mythology, music and meta-fiction produces a poetic palimpsest of Irish beliefs and one immigrant woman's struggle to find a balance among them. In an audience-directed monologue, "Moon Sea Crossing" is accentuated by music and lighting that serve to mirror both the character's emotional and physical battle based on the prejudices that bind her. With language that flows like the sea that has stolen her away from her homeland, the audience can't help but follow her along."
***** - Kellie Maltese - eye weekly

 

Read two poems from the
Oblique Poetries project
at Ambient Poetry.com.
Two more pieces appear in Issue 4
of Misunderstandings magazine.

 

Lynn's review of The Book of Music and Nature
is available in ecopoetics (poetry, essays,
fiction, translation, interviews).

 

Lynn's poems "Armistice" and "Witness" appear in
Volume 15 of UnderCurrents magazine.
Download a PDF of that issue by clicking here.

 

Lynn's article Pteros Gallery:
The Intercourse Of Art And Words

can be read online at Inkwell Newswatch.

 

Lynn's poem "Beneath The Forest" appears in the
poetry and prose collection Variety Crossing 7
from The Korean-Canadian Literary Forum-21

 

Photo by Mauri Todd
Lynn reads at the opening of the Bread & Water Multi-media Installation (inspired by her book Moon Sea Crossing) on August 27th, 2004 in the main courtyard at the Huron Historic Gaol in Goderich, Ontario, acompanied by cellist Laura Jean McCann and soundscape artists Scott M2 and Jamie Todd of dreamSTATE. Photo by Mauri Todd.

READINGS:

Plasticine Reading Series @ The Central
with Nashira Dernesch, Lara Bozabalian, Michael Fraser
603 Markham St, Mirvish Village, Toronto
Sunday, October 18, 2009, 6:00pm

Ireland Park with Kieran Furey
Reading from Moon Sea Crossing
Ireland Park at Eireann Quay, Toronto - map
Sunday, June 14, 2009, 2-3p.m

Toronto Small Press Group’s Spring Fair
Toronto Reference Library - 789 Yonge St. N. of Bloor
Sat., June 13, 2009, 9am-5pm - Reading Schedule

Plasticine Reading Series @ The Central
with Lara Bozabalian, Micheal Fraser, Beatriz Hausner
603 Markham St, Mirvish Village, Toronto
Sunday, October 19, 2008, 8:00pm

Plasticine Reading Series @ The Central
with Michael Fraser, Truth Is, Kurt Zubatiuk
603 Markham St, Mirvish Village, Toronto
reading from Oblique Poetries with Scott M2
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 8:00pm

Draft Reading Series @ Labspace Studio
with Ronna Bloom,Susan L. Helwig, Steve McCabe
276 Carlaw Ave., Suite 202, Toronto
reading from Oblique Poetries with Scott M2
Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 8:00pm


Scott M2 & Lynn at Draft 3.1
Photo by Jamie Todd

THE AMBiENT PiNG @ Hacienda
794 Bathurst St. at Bloor St. W,
Toronto
with dreamSTATE and Phil Ogison
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006, 9:00pm

Poetry London 2005-2006 Reading Series
(Patrick Lane and Lynn Harrigan)
Fred Landon Branch Library
167 Wortley Road, London, ON
Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 7:30pm

Eco Art and Media Fest
UnderCurrents magazine launch
Zig-Zag gallery, York University, Toronto
(first floor of the HNES building)
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

THE AMBiENT PiNG @ Hacienda
794 Bathurst St. at Bloor St. W, Toronto
with dreamSTATE
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006, 9:00pm

Brampton Arts Festival
Beaux Arts Gallery: 74 Main Street N.
Brampton, ON - with dreamSTATE
Saturday, February 11th, 2006, 9:00pm

Art Bar @ the Victory Cafe
581 Markham Street, Toronto
with Scott M2 of dreamSTATE
Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 8:00pm

Variety Crossing: Pathway To Multiculturalism
An evening of Poetry and Prose
U of T Hart House, Music Room
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto
Saturday, November 26th, 2005, 7:00pm

THE AMBiENT PiNG @ Hacienda
794 Bathurst St. at Bloor St. W, Toronto
with dreamSTATE & General Chaos Visuals
Tuesday, November 8, 2005, 9:00pm


Scott M2 & Lynn at THE AMBiENT PiNG
Photo by Eric Hopper

IV Lounge Reading Series
IV Lounge - 326 Dundas St W., Toronto
(across from the AGO)
Friday October 28, 2005, 8pm

Whipped Sundaes @ the Rivoli
334 Queen St. W., Toronto
Sunday September 25th, 2005, 7pm


Lynn reads at the Rivoli
Photo by Jennifer Lorraine Fraser

MOON SEA CROSSING Book Launch
@ This Ain't The Rosedale Library
483 Church Street at Wellesley E. Toronto
Saturday September 10, 2005, 7:30pm

HOWL - CIUT Radio (89.5 FM)
Toronto, Ontario
September 4th, 2005 (2-3 pm EST)

THE AMBiENT PiNG @ Hacienda
794 Bathurst St. at Bloor St. W. Toronto
with dreamSTATE
March 2nd, 2005, 9pm

Neighbours Without Walls:
A Celebration of Multiculturalism
Arts and Poetry Festival 2004

St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church Hall
849 Don Mills Rd. Toronto (416) 447-4078)
November 20th 2004, 6 - 10pm - Details

Huron Historic Gaol
Goderich, Ontario - Closing Weekend for
The Bread & Water Multimedia Installation
Reading October 22nd, 2004, 8:30pm
Closing ceremony October 24th, 4:00pm

Huron Historic Gaol
Goderich, Ontario
September 23rd, 2004, 7:30pm

Aina In Memorium
Huron Historic Gaol
Goderich, Ontario
September 9th, 2004, 7:30pm

Toronto Roots Song Celebration
The Historic Distillery District, Toronto
September 4th, 5:00-6:00pm, 2004 - Details

Huron County Historic Gaol
with dreamSTATE and Laura Jean McCann
Goderich, Ontario - Opening Reception for
The Bread & Water Multimedia Installation
August 27th, 2004 - More info at Multimedia Installations.

Wingham Library, North Huron Museum
Wingham, Ontario
July 9 2004 - Details

HOWL - CIUT Radio (89.5 FM)
Toronto, Ontario
June 27th 2004 (2-3 pm EST)

Arts Hall, Korean Consulate General
Toronto, Ontario
June 24, 2004 - Details

Huron County Museum
Goderich, Ontario
February 16th, 2004 - Details

THE AMBiENT PiNG @ C'est What
Toronto, Ontario - with dreamSTATE
December 16th, 2003 - Details

Lynn Harrigan & Scott M2 at The Ambient Ping - Photo by Eric Hopper
Lynn and Scott M2 of dreamSTATE performing at
THE AMBiENT PiNG series. Photo by Eric Hopper

Blue Angel Art Gallery - Details
Hamilton, Ontario
November 15 2003

Celtic Routes: A Cultural Conference
and Celebration
- Harbourfront
Toronto, Ontario
October 2003


Lynn Harrigan at Harbourfront - Photo by Patty Letourneau
Lynn reads at Harbourfront
Photo by Patty Letourneau

Blue Angel Reading Series
Hamilton, Ontario
September 2003

Regent Park Focus
Toronto, Ontario
August 2003

Poetry On a Summer Breeze
Landon Library
London, Ontario
July 2003

Stratford Library
Stratford, Ontario
June 2003.

Eccentric Bard Poetry Fest
Shakespeare, Ontario
April 2003.

The Livery
Goderich, Ontario
February 2003

Bayfield Town Hall
Bayfield, Ontario
September 2002

Photo by Mauri Todd
Lynn reads at the opening of the Bread & Water Multimedia Installation August 27th, 2004 in the main courtyard at the Huron District Historic Gaol in Goderich, Ontario, acompanied by cellist Laura Jean and soundscape artists Scott M2 and Jamie Todd of dreamSTATE.
Photo by Mauri Todd