Faster than the wind: Kinetic Myth | Richard Müller & Lucy Satzewich | December 5 to January 31, 2014


Müller and Satzewich have created a kinetic wooden sculpture of La Chasse-Galerie or The Bewitched Canoe by Quebec writer Honoré Beaugrand. The perpetually paddling canoe reminds us of the Quebec folk tale in which a group of debaucherous woodsmen break a pact with the devil and are forced to paddle the night sky above Montreal every New Years Eve for eternity. In the sculptural exploration of the legend, the fragile gears that power the woodsmen examine adialectic between the mechanized forward motion and a Sisyphean cyclicism of all myth and storytelling.