Cuyahoga Fugues

Presented as part of Elements: Matter, Body, Mind and Spirit

Margaret Cogswell
May 09 - June 20, 2003

Cogswell divided her residency into three, two-week segments to extend her visit to include multiple seasons. She first researched the Cuyahoga River and its connections to diverse Cleveland communities, talked about water and drew with children from Head Start and the Urban Community School, and invited them to visit her studio in May. Cogswell was given a rare private tour of steel-making facilities and interviewed former steel workers, riverboat captains, and members of an environmental group in Akron during her second trip. Audio and video documentation were part of Cogswell's multimedia installation Cuyahoga Fugues, presented as part of Elements: Matter, Body, Mind and Spirit, May 9-June 20, 2003. She also presented an illustrated talk on her residency. Art in America critic Eleanor Heartney (NYC) has written the essay on Cogswell's installation for the SPACES brochure.

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This project is a part of the SWAP Program.

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.

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