Freda Guttman Cassandra: An Opera in Four Acts
Standing at the entrance to my old age, I have a desire to understand the forces that formed me and made me what I am, even as I know that what I know, who I think I am, what I seize on as truth is ephemeral and ever-shifting. Still I have so many questions. The forces that I speak of – patriarchy and misogyny, class, racism, the catastrophic events of World War II – these I examine in a quest of becoming. Cassandra: An Opera in Four Acts has been becoming even as I have been becoming. F.G.
The artist wishes to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Centre Est-Nord-Est (St-Jean-Port-Joli).
Freda Guttman was born in Montreal where she continues to live and work. In more than twenty years of active research and practice, Freda Guttman’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico and Nicaragua. Her work is part of numerous private and public collections and she has received many grants and awards. Rain or shine, you can find Freda doing laps at the Schubert Pool or walking the streets of our beautiful city.