Das Auge

One of the perks of being on the Board of Directors of Harboufront Centre in Toronto is being able to get sneak previews of some of the upcoming shows.  Recently, I attended the re-opening of the Power Plant theatre and gallery, one of the jewels in our collection of spaces.  The Power Plant has had its interior redesigned and is definitely worth a visit.  Part of Harboufront’s mandate is to make art more available to residents of Toronto (and anyone else), including those who otherwise would not be exposed to such things.  So while there is an entrance fee for this gallery, it is open for free on Wednesndays from 5-8pm, due to the generosity of BMO.

The re-opening allowed us to see the new shows, including Das Auge (The Eye) by Thomas Hirschhorn.  Here are some pics that I surreptitiously snapped of the show:

In Other News…

Here’s a pic of my houseguest this week, courtesy of an out-of-town friend:

One night I took a nap for a few hours and, when I woke up, I realized I hadn’t seen the bugger all day.  I panicked.  Had he (she? I dunno) slipped out into the hallway by mistake?  I spent the next half hour hunting for the cat, both in and out of my condo.  Finally, I opened a closet door that I had deliberately kept closed to protect my clothes from cat fur.  There, a cat looked up at me as if to say, “What?  What do you want?”  How he (she?) had managed to both open and close the closet door, I’ll never know.

The other advantage of having a cat in my previously animal-free condo is that he (she?) fits perfectly behind my washer-dryer, and has been instrumental in cleaning the lint from back there.