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Stages Speakers Series: Andrea Roberts
June 12 at6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
It is Plug In ICAs honour to present a talk by multidisciplinary artist and musician Andrea Roberts, who will be speaking as part of the STAGES Speaker Series in anticipation of their temporary public artwork for the STAGES biennial in August 2019.
Roberts is a respected Winnipeg-based artist whose work is detailed in its execution and research. Their work blends abstraction with a narrative underlay linking material to subjects that amplify processes of labour. Roberts’ situates their concerns within everyday experiences of technology, labour, identity and trauma within capitalism. Their work often inverses the function of common materials, using patterns, sounds or video to accentuate the position of the body, annunciating the way humans conform our movement in relation to objects, place and technology.
For STAGES, Roberts will produce a site-specific work on the outskirts of Winnipeg.
Using elements within the abandoned site, Roberts will produce a text-based work that will remain long after the exhibition has ended. They will also produce a special sound performance event as part of the new commission.
*With its conception in 2017, STAGES biennial sets out to activate the city of Winnipeg with temporary public sculpture, installation and performances by international and local artists. STAGES biennial is set to launch on August 16, 2019.