All RPL locations are closed to the public. Hotline services available Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sundays 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Contactless curbside pickup at all locations - check Locations and Hours page for branch hours. Materials returns at branches open 24/7.
Catalogue Search, My Account, and some SILS app features are currently unavailable due to website maintenance. We are working to get things back online as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Rachel Echenberg: How to explain performance art to my teenage daughter
Referencing Joseph Beuys’ 1965 performance, How to explain pictures to a dead hare, where the artist, face covered in gold leaf and honey, toured his exhibition with a dead hare cradled in his arms, Montreal-based artist Rachel Echenberg and her daughter Clara Echenberg-Worsnip cover each other’s faces and heads with honey and gold leaf. This tender, absurd act places both mother and daughter in the role of the artist-teacher.
Rachel Echenberg, How to explain performance art to my teenage daughter, 2018, video. Image: courtesy of Vtape.