Artist talk with Deirdre Logue
July 10, 2014 – 7pm to 8:30pm
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents a talk by Summer Institute faculty Deirdre Logue on Thursday, July 10th at 7:00 pm in room 3BC55. The talk is free and all are welcome to attend.
Deirdre Logue was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada in 1964. She holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from Kent State University. Her performance based ﬁlm, video and installation works are self-portraits uniquely located between comfort and trauma, self-liberation and self-annihilation. By using domestic objects and spaces to contrary ends, her works capture gesture, duration and the body as both subject and object. Her practice is not production or ‘master narrative’ driven nor is it dependent on the use of tools typically applied in conventional ﬁlm and video, rather her work is made in a direct move away from an industry model and is expressly personal, emotional and political.
Solo exhibitions of her work have taken place at the Berlin International Film Festival, Oakville Galleries, YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto), the Images Festival (Toronto) – where she won both Best Installation and Best of the Festival – Beyond/In Western New York, Art Star (Ottawa) and articule (Montréal). Group exhibitions include Traumatic Landscapes at the Centre for Art Tapes (Halifax), Achtung Baby at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (Buenos Aires), and The F Word at Western Front (Vancouver). Her work has also been featured at several important international events including Double Vision at the BFI (London), Live Film: Jack Smith!! at Kino Arsenal (Berlin) and CUE as part of the Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver.
Deirdre has also spent the past 18 years working on behalf of media artists by organizing independent ﬁlm, video and new media festivals and participating in forums and symposiums on the future of independent artistic practice and ﬁlm and video distribution. She was a founding member of Media City in Windsor, Executive Director of the Images Festival (1995-1999), Executive Director of the Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre (2001-2006), and is currently the Development Director at Vtape.