Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present:

Winter Institute 2024

Will It Work, How Does it Work, Is it Working

led by faculty Judy Radul

February 20 – 25, 2024

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is thrilled to announce this open call for our first Winter Institute session. An intensive distillation of our longstanding Summer Institute program, this inaugural session, How Will it Work, Will it Work, and Will it Work Again?, will be led by artist Judy Radul in conjunction with their solo exhibition Live Lecture Streaming Podium: I am Not a Cat. Thematically, this session will explore cultural techniques, performance in digital exploration, and sociopolitical intersections.

The Winter Institute is a free, international artist research program for professional artists and cultural workers in all disciplines and media. For this session, we have invited artists, writers, and cultural theorists that are critically leading conversations in their field to present as part of the 2024 Winter Institute faculty.

Each day will begin with public lectures presented through the Live Lecture Streaming Podium apparatus. The speaker will become the daily guest faculty, transforming their Live Lecture performance to the ‘reality’ of being in-session with the WI cohort, moving into workshops and discussion to stretch understanding. An intention of this model is to remove the pressure to produce, creating an empathic, holistic space that translates community-wide.

Guest faculty for the week includes: writer Tom Kohut, industrial designer/artist Scott Billings, author Cecile Malaspina, and more to be announced soon.

Applications are due January 15, 2024.

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.

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Judy Radul’s video installations often feature technical systems, including an original computer-controlled motion choreography and playback system for live and pre-recorded video. Recent exhibitions include: Dazibao, Montreal, 2023; Gwangju Biennale, 2021; Albertinum Museum, Dresden, 2021; Kunstinstitute Melly, Rotterdam, 2017. Her large-scale media installation World Rehearsal Court (2009) has been shown in Vancouver, Vienna, Seoul, Oslo and Moscow. She has published two books with Sternberg Press Berlin: A Thousand Eyes: Media Technology, Law and Aesthetics, 2011 co-edited with Marit Paasche, and This Is Television, 2018. Radul received a B.A in Fine and Performing Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 1991 and Master of Visual and Media Arts, Bard College, New York, 2000. She is Professor of Visual Art at SFU School for Contemporary Arts. She lives in Berlin and Vancouver (unceded Tsleil-Waututh, Skwxwú7mesh and Musqueam lands) and is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.


We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nations.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

We would like to The Winnipeg Foundation for their ongoing support of Plug In ICA.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

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