The exhibition brings together video, performance, and interdisciplinary artists working with notions of appropriation, citational practices, re-performance, and derivatives. International in scope, the selected participants approach art histories, popular culture, and new forms of media with pointed criticism, humour, and borderline obsession. The works on display engage with the many ways artists transform past and present archives, addressing power inequalities through incisive aesthetic gestures.
Didier Morelli, Arièle Dionne-Krosnick, Chalet Comellas-Baker and Clinton Sleeper
About the Artists:
Allana Clarke (b.1987 Trinidad & Tobago) is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, The Vermont Studio Center, Ordinary Projects, and Lighthouse Works. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Williams College.
Carrie Fonder is a sculptor, installation, and video artist whose work uses uses humor to play with issues of power. Currently, a member of Good Children Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally from Detroit to New Delhi. Fonder is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of West Florida.
Steve Giasson (b. 1979, Québec) is a conceptual artist. In his work, ideas and language are prioritized over images and forms. He is pursuing a PhD in Études et pratiques des arts (Université du Québec à Montréal). He lives and works in Montréal and is represented by the Edmund Felson Gallery (Berlin).
Myriam Jacob-Allard is an interdisciplinary artist, originally from Abitibi-Témiscamingue who currently works and lives in Montréal. Her work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions as well as in festivals across Canada, Europe and South America.
Julie Lequin is a French-Canadian visual artist. Her work is multidisciplinary; it includes video art, performance, sculpture, watercolor, props and costumes, as well as written lists and notes for scripts. Current projects include a drawing project about parenting and a puppet show about past crushes and boyfriends.
Kelly Lloyd is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist who focuses on issues of representation and knowledge production and prioritizes public-facing collaborative research. She is currently working with Beatrice Press on a series of essays about “Sexy Man Artists” and is currently the Starr Fellow at the Royal Academy Schools in London.
Nathaniel Wong is an interdisciplinary visual artist who draws on compressed histories and formal conventions as his subject matter and material, invoking the codes and established practices of music and cinema in installations, videos, and sculptures. He currently resides in Edmonton, Canada and is a teaching artist for expressive arts and viola at YONA Sistema, a program for social change through music education.
About the Organizers:
Chalet Comellas Baker is an artist, curator, and Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Art at Florida State University. Her research explores a variety of artistic practices relating to cultural, social and ecological issues and creates new media projects that integrate sculpture, collage, video and sound. She collaborates with Clinton Sleeper to organize exhibitions and screenings at Unrequited Leisure.
Arièle Dionne-Krosnick is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA. Her work focuses mainly on issues in contemporary architecture and the intersections between the social and design realms, such as equity, feminism, sustainability, and social housing.
Didier Morelli is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Chicago. His dissertation, Form Follows Action: performance in and against the city, New York and Los Angeles (1970-1985) focuses on the relationship between the built environment and the kinaesthetic nature of performing bodies.
Clinton Sleeper is an educator and artist working in Tallahassee, FL. His interdisciplinary approaches engage with recent technologies and the humorous/tragic end of capitalism. He collaborates with Chalet Comellas Baker to organize exhibitions and screenings at Unrequited Leisure and he is an Assistant Professor at FSU.