by Deirdre Logue in collaboration with VibraFusionLab.
April 7 – June 30, 2017
Logue pulls in close, withdraws, and attempts to go into the fabric of everyday spaces and objects.
Private tests become public in these performative self-portraits, which push beyond the limitations of the screen. Logue’s personal experiments explore repetition of movement, sound and tension in ways that allow us to think about the multifaceted complexities of our own bodies.
Logue’s collaboration with VibraFusionLab’s David Bobier invites multi-sensorial exchanges between the audience and the work. Vibrational haptics set the backdrop to a polyphonic soundscape integrating tactile audio and video extensions to engender disability art aesthetics. The audience and artist’s interactions in this work are distinguishing features of Deaf and disability art, exploring the space concerning our embodied experiences and the world.
About the artist:
For the past 25 years, Deirdre Logue’s experimental film and video works have focused on the self as a subject. Using ‘performance for the camera’ as a primary mode of production, her self-portraits investigate what it means to be a queer body in the age of anxiety. Logue has produced upwards of 60 short works and several video art installations; Enlightened Nonsense (1997-2000), ten hand- processed works about childhood worries; Why Always Instead of Just Sometimes (2003-2007), twelve reflections on aging, breaking down and reparation; Id’s Its (2012), an ambitious suite of thirteen installations exploring the power of the abject; and Euphoria’s Hiccups (2013) an intentionally intense site specific work incorporating 20+ small video screens, still imagery, sound and psychoactive plants. Logue has also worked in collaboration with artist Allyson Mitchell to produce Hers Is Still A Dank Cave: Crawling Towards a Queer Horizon (2016) an experimental narrative video collage, green screen mash-up of lesbian ontology and queer utopia.
For more information about her work, visit Deirdre Logue’s website.
VibraFusionLab is a Canada Council of the Arts, SSHRC, and Ontario Arts Council funded project that represents the combination of the arts with academia and accessibility. Working with the Inclusive Media Design Centre labs at Ryerson University, and Tactile Audio Displays Inc., VibraFusionLab’s founder and director David Bobier brings art, access, and academia together to help build a community of inclusive arts. VibraFusionLab is the world’s first artists led lab and creative performance space that supports the tactile arts.
For more information about their work, visit VibraFusionLab’s website.