Ashley Bedet and Fionn Duffy: A Three-Body Problem

so what do we need for our ideal meeting point?
we just need an infinity of time
all the time in the world


The Bows (formerly Untitled Art Society) and Blank Cheque Press are pleased to announce the launch of a new collaborative publication by artists Ashley Bedet (Calgary) and Fionn Duffy (Glasgow).

Ashley Bedet and Fionn Duffy met at the Banff Centre in 2017. In 2020, they were in residence (both physically and digitally) at Untitled Art Society in Calgary, where many of the pieces in this publication came to fruition.

A Three-Body Problem is at once a predicament, a mode of making, a compendium, an artist residency, and a means of iteratively bridging distances: the distance between Body I and Body II, between Calgary and Glasgow, between one screen and another and the vibrating electrons that connect them. Employing text messages, diagram-drawing, lightwaves, floorplans, underwater fibre-optic cables, and meditations on the core of the earth, artists Ashley Bedet and Fionn Duffy triangulate in order to traverse. What follows will be known as the Third Body…

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Artist Biographies

Ashley Bedet returned to Calgary, where she was born. Bedet is the product of many very different worlds reproducing, meeting difference, and then reproducing again. That makes her the product of at least four distinct, separate paths. She graduated from NSCAD University in 2014 and has been slowly making and showing work since.

Fionn Duffy is an artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. After a decade away from the city, she returned to complete her MFA at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2020. She responds to methods of preservation and production with an attentiveness to residue, absence, and persistence.



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Photos: Katy Whitt