Kelly Campbell: Scott Wachal Memorial Talk

 

THE LABOUR OF LIVING (A LIVEABLE LIFE)   |  Kelly Campbel

7pm, Wednesday 5 April 2017

This is an ongoing project exploring, documenting, and participating in the continuous process of building and destroying livable lives under capitalism and global colonialism through queer interdependence.

To prepare for the presentation, please contemplate the following questions: How does one build a livable life? What is necessary to do this? What is the relationship between giving and receiving care, the ability to give and receive care, and one’s ability, gender, race, and historically mitigated access to resources? How does space, both physical and online, shaped by capitalism and colonialism, impact our experience of care? What is the relationship between practical and emotional labour? How is our labour of care exploited? What happens when we do not receive the care we need?

Content warning: Suicide, self immolation, self harm.

 

About the Bursary

Those students who are curated into the annual student exhibition are invited to apply to this bursary, founded in the memory of a student, Scott Wachal, who exhibited with ace in May 2013.

$500 is awarded to contribute to the costs associated with a contemporary art project such as materials, residencies, etc. Tuition fees are not eligible. The student is then invited to deliver a public artist talk about the project the bursary supported.

 

Past recipients:

Nicole Flynn 2014

Carolyn Kroeker 2015

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary Artist Talk: Carolyn Kroeker

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary was awarded to Carolyn Kroeker last summer.

The recipient is a student who has been curated into aceart’s annual student exhibition which then makes him/her/them eligible to apply for this bursary.  $500 is awarded for a project and an artist talk about it is delivered in the following spring. Carolyn Kroeker will deliver a talk with Kira Koop, about the multi media project I AM HERE.

Apply to the 2016 call for submissions from students.

I AM HERE project

7 pm, Wednesday, 30 March 2016

I AM HERE, a multimedia series by Caro LaFlamme and Kira Koop, challenges the disparity between physical and intellectual space allotted to men and womyn in public spaces. The photographic series shares the stories of four consenting participants posing in locations where they were harassed. White capes draped over their shoulders bear two separate but connected statements: I AM HERE and (I AM NOT FOR YOU), challenging the viewer’s gaze.

Koop’s photographic quartet DEMAND/DECLARE documents locations of events and interactions where Koop was denied full personhood. The series mixes interior and exterior spaces, exploring both the public and the private. SEE ME becomes a mantra, repeated as a plea and a command.