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As told to Sheilah Wilson 

Interpretative stories drawn without looking

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Sheilah Wilson's latest work, A line drawn continuously and without looking while you tell your out of body experience attempt to translate memory into drawing. The show features drawings translated into a print in the darkroom, collected over the past eight months. Interviewees drew on a canvas as they shared their stories of out-of-body experiences with Wilson. In one story, the subject discusses his experience of sitting on an airplane wing and observing passengers on the plane. In another, a man discusses freaking out as he hovered over his body. Interviewees weren't allowed to view their drawings while creating them. The result is a rich, spontaneous look. "I want them to re-draw their memories," she says. "It doesn't matter that it's completely abstract, it's about taking what they feel to reconnect their experience with the world."

August 7-18, Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street, 494-8223


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