Labour of Love: On Digital Economies
in the Arts
Artist Talk by Hannah Black
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – 7pm
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada
Plug In ICA is truly excited to present an artist talk by Hannah Black on Tuesday, December 17th at 7pm. Black is an unrestricted thinker and engaged speaker. Her talk will function as the keynote address to close Labour of Love: On Digital Economies in the Arts (LOL), a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops. We have bracketed the event series with Black’s work, opening LOL with a screening of her videos, and are now pleased to host her in person.
Black is a prominent artist, writer and critic, whose influence is far-reaching. She works across text, installation, performance, and video, and is an indelible critic who recently co-wrote, “The Tear Gas Biennial,” published in Artforum earlier this year. Within a feminist framework that joins biography, pop culture, science and technology, Black’s work parses out an intimate view of the artist while also challenging human-centred philosophy. Her work as as a writer and artist jostles the sphere of relationships between technology, and the mechanics of daily life into the personal.
Labour of Love or LOL, takes the “public course” as a platform for engagement, this program highlights the various ways in which the digital is interrogated, explored, celebrated, pushed to its limit, reworked, re-invented by artists, scholars, curators, writers and others. The course encompasses a full array of events, delving into such topics as coding, circuit bending, VR, 360 video, gaming, scanning, and 3D printing. Divided into two streams, a lecture and screening series, and workshops, Labour of Love at its most general examines the relationship between the economics of labour and the digital arts as it contends with the conditions of racial capitalism. As a research platform, we aim to build an understanding of the digital by presenting artists who invent new trajectories through various technologies.
All lectures and screenings are free and open to the public.
October 17 to December 17, 2019
December 6, 2019 – March 6, 2020
Screening in Plug In’s Breezeway
By Nadja Buttendorf
Thursday, October 17 | 7pm
October 17-November 17
Screening in Plug In’s Breezeway
By Alyssa Bornn
Thursday, November 7 | 7pm
Monday, November 18 | 8pm
Friday, November 22 | 6pm
Friday, November 22-23
Monday, December 2 | 7pm
Co-presentation with School of Art, Graphic Design, University of Manitoba
Monday, December 2-6
Thursday, December 5 | 7pm
Co-presentation with Institute for the Humanities, University of Manitoba
For participant bios + more information on the program:
This program is made possible through the Digital Strategy Fund: Digital and Intelligence by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art recognizes we are in the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Dakota, Dene, Métis, and Oji-Cree Nations. Plug In ICA is situated in Treaty 1 territory, the ancestral and traditional homeland of Anishinaabe peoples. Treaty 1 was signed in 1871, taking this territory from seven local Anishinaabe First Nations in order to make the land available for settler use and ownership (Referenced from the University of Winnipeg).
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