Judith’s Skirts

Judy Radul
March 24 – April 14, 2023
The Cabinet | Room 4390
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

Reception: March 24, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Refreshments will be served

In Judith’s Skirts, Judy Radul makes her second experiment with automated folds and flows in advance of a project about computer modeling of such complexities. The artist was struck by the words of Aldous Huxley (while looking at art books on a mescaline trip at the Worlds Biggest Drug Store, in Los Angeles), “draperies are living hieroglyphs that stand in some peculiarly expressive way for the unfathomable mystery of pure being.” The continuous folding and unfolding of the countless tiny pleats and folds in the fabric of Judith’s Skirts prompts observers to experience the timeless bliss of seeing as an artist sees, that is, seeing in these ever changing folds the infinite, soft angles and fluid curves that make up the cosmos.

Curated by Denise Oleksijczuk

Technical Design: Peter Bence Nemeth.


Judy Radul’s video installations often incorporate an original computer-controlled motion choreography and playback system for live and pre-recorded video. Recent exhibitions include: Dazibao, Montreal, 2023; Gwangju Biennale, 2021; Albertinum Museum, Dresden, 2021; Kunstinstitute Melly, Rotterdam, 2017. She has published two books with Sternberg Press Berlin: A Thousand Eyes: Media Technology, Law and Aesthetics, 2011 co-edited with Marit Paasche, and This Is Television, 2018. She is Professor of Visual Art at SFU School for Contemporary Arts. She lives in Berlin and Vancouver and is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

The artist acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

April 14, 2023