ARTIST TALKS

 
Talks by artists related to gallery exhibitions and lectures from our ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE series. Where possible we’ll be adding links to video documentation of the talks.

2018

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Jeanne Randolph
A new extemporization by Jeanne Randolph (MB) titled Prairie Modernist Noir: The Disappearance of the Manitoba Telephone Booth. “Phone booths are a vanishing species in the communications kingdom. These phone booths were documented with an iphone and the photos left unmodified. Telephone booths exemplify the fate of many handy devices (including someday the iphone) in a rapidly shifting technology-dominated culture. The modernist design of the booth arouses memories of twentieth century cultural phenomena (Superman, contests to fit a record number of people into a booth, film noir and detective movies, for example) as well as mid-century Modern architecture (e.g.,The Seagram Building, 1958), fashion (e.g. Courrege’s “Built dress,” 1965) and interior design (e.g. Propst’s office cubicle 1968).”
15 October

EXHIBITION WALKTHROUGH
Lisa Lipton
22 September

Exhibition: Excerpts from The Impossible Blue Rose

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Lori Blondeau
For her lecture, Blondeau spoke about her interdisciplinary practice that includes both performance and photography.
17 September

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Gabi Dao
For her lecture, Gabi Dao conflated thematics of the Vietnam War in Hollywood cinema, domestic labour, the working subject, intentional invisibility and the here nor there of diasporic experience complicated by the omnipresence of digital material.
18 June

ARTIST TALK
Bridget Moser
26 May

Exhibition: If You Have a Similar Story Keep it to Yourself

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Hannah Doucet
Doucet discussed illness, futile acts of resistance to sickness, persisting bodily and representational anxieties, and materiality and failure within photographic representation. Much of this research related to her exhibition, I wondered when my body would deflate.
7 May

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Denton Fredrickson
Fredrickson spoke about distraction, automatons, and the Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement Industry in relation to research performed during a recent series of art residencies.
26 February

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Sébastien Aubin
Aubin gave a talk/performance on how his graphic design practice affects his art practice, and how the land seems to be calling him back.
29 January

ARTIST TALK
Jillian McDonald (video)
06 January

Exhibition: Something Wicked (This Way Comes)

2017

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
sophia bartholomew
Interdisciplinary artist bartholomew spoke about image-making they undertook in conversation with their maternal grandmother.
27 November

ARTIST TALK
Rebecca Belmore
09 September

Exhibition: At Pelican Falls

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Duke & Battersby
Duke and Battersby spoke about their shifting techniques for conceptualizing, writing, shooting and editing their work.
31 July

ARTIST TALK
Alvin Luong
26 May

Exhibition: Soft and Precious

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Desearch Repartment
06 February

ARTIST TALK
Maegan Hill-Carroll
7 January

Exhibition: Green Puce

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Letch Kinloch: BOOK-ISH-NESS
23 January

2016

IN CONVERSATION
Duane Linklater & Jenny Western (video)
23 September

Exhibition: Modest Livelihood

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Freya Olafson
19 September

ARTIST TALK
Annie MacDonell (video)
28 May

Exhibition: The Time Travellers

ARTIST TALK
Sarah Crawley & Mandy Malazdrewich
14 May

Exhibition: The Time Travellers

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Jamie Isaac
18 April

ARTIST TALK
Risa Horowitz
30 January

Exhibition: Imaging Saturn (Modeling Views)

ACTIVE RESEARCH LECTURE
Glen Johnson
25 January