» Bridget Moser: Is this thing on?
Bridget Moser: Is this thing on?
3 Jun 2015 – 16 Aug 2015
Bridget Moser, Asking for a Friend
video still (image courtesy of the artist)
Toronto-based performance and video artist Bridget Moser
employs strategies associated with experimental theatre,
performance art, modern dance, and prop comedy. Moser
writes and acts out fragmented texts, combining language with
everyday materials, which are used as props, and audio
excerpts pulled from popular culture. These incongruous
elements destabilize her props’ typical purpose and allow
Moser to alternate between states of criticality and humour.
There is an inherent struggle in Moser’s work as she attempts to
reach an accord between herself and things, whether objects
or ideas. The resulting artworks are affective, entertaining and
Order the catalogue
Read an extract from Sarah Hollenberg’s catalogue essay, Bridget Moser’s Grammar.
Bridget Moser: Is this thing on? presents a selection of videos
and performance documentation including a new video
produced on-site at MSVU Art Gallery. A catalogue with essay
by Stefan Hancherow and Sarah Hollenberg is available for purchase.
"The Picture of How I Look" Performed Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at MSVU. 20 min. Video documentation by Tim Tracey.
PERFORMANCE & OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, 6 June, 2 to 4pm. Join us for a performance by
Moser at the exhibition’s opening reception. Curator Stefan
Hancherow will be present.
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