Daniel Barrow
Daniel Barrow.

Artist Talk with Daniel Barrow

September 8, 2016 – 8pm to 10pm

On Thursday, September 8th, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Martha Street Studio is pleased to host an artist talk with celebrated and idiosyncratic storyteller Daniel Barrow.

Barrow is a Winnipeg born, Montreal-based artist known for his complex projected performances and animated installations. For his presentation at Plug In, Barrow will present a survey of his work over the last two decades, showing slides, videos and excerpts from various projection performances. This talk is presented in conjunction with Dark Watercolours, a survey exhibition of his print work at Martha Street Studio, opening on September 9th, 2016.

Working in a range of media, including video, film, print-making and drawing, Barrow is best known for his use of antiquated technologies, with which he constructs elaborate and fantastical “registered projection” installations. Barrow often animates these projections with narrative performances, which he describes as a process of, “creating and adapting comic narratives to manual forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors.” Barrow has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2014), The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA festival (2009/2013), and the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival (2010). Barrow is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award as well as the recipient of the 2013 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize.

Plug In ICA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, and we extend gratitude to our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers.

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