Those of us whom was raised in the united states within the 1960s and 70s lacked art, Bible tales, and history as universal sources. The tome that shaped our values most tangibly ended up being the department store catalogue, a wish guide of that which we may have and whom we’re able to be as soon as it was got by us. Gender had been demonstrably defined, competition had been single, and course had been center. In this performance we utilize the tableau type to enact a web page through the Eaton’s catalogue, the most-read guide of our Canadian youth. We now have paired women’s formals (a appearance we now have had trouble effectively fitting into) with restroom plumbing system to invoke the bounty that is endless cleanliness and hope that the catalogue implied. Three ladies stay in vacant stillness, water streaming through the spouts at their breasts.
Duration: The 15 moment performance is duplicated twice one hour
First performed: March 1998, Hallwalls Centre for modern Art, Buffalo, ny. Later done at Counterposes, Montreal, curated by Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick.
Astroart area Corps
Commanders Dempsey and Millan are getting ready to enter space that is deep to build up revisionist stellar cartography and explore the resistant nature of anti-matter.
First performed: September 2014, Los Angeles Nuit Blanche, Calgary, Alberta
Photos by Lindsey Bond
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