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, 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.