Video: Wendy’s Revenge

Launching our public programming for Wendy Book Club, the second session of our 2017 Summer Institute, Walter Scott performed Wendy’s Revenge on Friday, July 21 at 7pm. For this presentation, Scott introduced Winnipeg to Xendy, an alter ego of Wendy. Wendy is the central character in Scott’s graphic novels, sculptures, drawings and Blinky Is Reading, the installation currently occupying the span of windows that make up Plug In ICA’s street front gallery.

In a series of serious and satirical gestures Xendy embarks on a mystical intergalactic journey. In her misadventures, she travels through space and encounters psychedelic landscapes where she meets curators and takes nefarious advice from naturopaths as she struggles to find a cure for the mysterious abdominal pain that ails her.

Wendy’s Revenge is a two-person performance featuring voice, image and sound. This performance lecture style was developed by Scott as a way to address the format of the artist talk. For this iteration, local artists Niki Little and Divya Mehra will co-present with Scott.

This special presentation is programmed in conjunction with Session II of our Summer Institute research program, Wendy Book Club, co-facilitated by Scott and Little.

Other public programming for Wendy Book Club included:

Tuesday, July 25 | 7pm
Artist talk with Maya Ben David

Monday, July 31 | 10am
Curatorial talk with Becca Taylor

Wednesday, August 2 | 7pm
Artist talk with Tau Lewis

Friday, August 4 | TBD
Open Studio

All public programming is free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!

The Summer Institute is an international post-graduate research program for professional artists working in all disciplines and media. In 2017 Plug In ICA hosts two sessions of the Institute, both emphasizing writing as an expanded field incorporating elements of critical confession, reflection and artistry. For the second session, July 17 to August 4, participants work with writer, artist and editor, Walter Scott and artist and curator, Niki Little with special guests Tau Lewis, Becca Taylor, and Maya Ben David.

Each session invites participants who wish to work independently or collaboratively based on their own interests and projects and includes opportunities to work in a peer-to-peer environment through group activities planned during the session. A number of guest artists, curators and theorists will visit the Summer Institute for lectures and studio visits.

The participants in the Wendy Book Club, Summer Institute Session II include:

Joi T. Arcand • Alex Ateah • Madeline Bogoch • Viola Chen 陈宜晴 • Kristiane Church • Kelly Campbell • Dayna Danger • Jillian Groening • Whess Harman • Emma Mayer • Mariana Muñoz Gomez • Pooja Sen • Sarah Stewart • Tanis Worme

For More information on the Wendy Book Club Summer Institute, Session II, including faculty and participant bios

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We gratefully acknowledge 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, as well as Payworks and Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs.

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Related exhibit:
Walter Scott, Blinky Is Reading | June 12- September 04, 2017