Elisabeth Belliveau on Clarice Lispector: A Reading Group



October 24, 2020

October 24, 2020 12:00 PM

Angela: I’d really like to describe still lifes. For example, the three tall and pot-bellied bottles on the marble table: bottles silent as if home alone. Nothing of what I see belongs to me in its essence. And the only use I make of them is to look. 

–Clarice Lispector, Breath of Life

Led by Elisabeth Bellieveau and Heather Rigg, this online reading group will explore the enigmatic writing of Clarice Lispector and its entwinement with Bellieveau’s practice. Notions of time, death and still lifes will be explored. Participants will be provided with excerpts from Breath of Life and links to the artists’ video works to spend time with before meeting. 

Email heather@gallery44.org to rsvp and receive the Zoom link.

Full details on Belliveau’s Gallery 44 exhibition can be found here, and the catalogue can be accessed here.


Image: Elisabeth Belliveau, Downrushing flower deep, video still, 2020.