Playing Fast and Loose with the Simple Truth:
Fiction as a means to explore experiential rather than factual histories
This artist talk will explore the use of fabricated scenarios to explore experiential rather than factual knowledge. The presentation will also look at the use of unverified witness accounts as a means to gather lived experiential truths as opposed to fact based historical truths. Works explored in this talk include the Marshland Radio Plumbing Project, Spectres of Shortwave, Off Route 2, HiFi Normal, and Resurgo.
Organized by the Department of Art at the University of Lethbridge. Part of this series of presentations by invited speakers is organized in collaboration with other visual arts institutions in the city, including the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. Art NOW is simultaneously a public lecture series and a course that attracts audiences of around 200, which similarly includes students from throughout the university as well as in visual arts programs.