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Lucien Durey and melannie monoceros: A screening, a reading, and a discussion

April 22 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery presents:

Lucien Durey and melannie monoceros: A screening, a reading, and a discussion nn conjunction with the exhibition “…a story in the middle…”

Join us for a screening of Durey’s work and a reading by monoceros, followed by a conversation with both artists about the relationship between writing and visual art-making in their respective practices. Moderated by” a story in the middle” curator Blair Fornwald.

Lucien Durey and melannie monoceros are interdisciplinary artists whose practices engage objects and language.

Durey often composes songs for his sculptures and installations. These songs, sung by Durey (sometimes accompanied by friends or family members) amplify the affective potential of his found object assemblages, punctuating them with autobiographical and fictional details. They are often similarly comprised, incorporating found text fragments.

melannie monoceros’ text/iles articulate sensual and sensory connections between fabric and language. Poetry forms the basis of monoceros’, practice, which slips seamlessly between writing, textiles, and other modes of production. In their work, poems and stitches live side by side in the same series, finding affinities in the slow, quiet, and intimate nature of both.

Facilitated on Zoom and live-streaming on the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba YouTube channel.

Live captions and ASL available. The event will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube.


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