LOMAA’s Broad Topics is excited to continue this series on femme-spectrum Canadian media artists with London-based artist and musician Megan Arnold. Arnold will be presenting an artist talk and audio performance presented in partnership with Satellite Project Space. This event will also celebrate the publication release of Kim Neudorf’s essay “this body emits energy” that reflects on Cindy Baker’s Broad Topics performance that was part of Forest City Gallery’s in attendance series.
Saturday May 4, 2019
Satellite Project Space – 121 Dundas Street
Admission: Suggested donation of $3-$5 (with no one turned away)
Accessibility Note: This location is accessible, however the washroom is not accessible to some with mobility devices. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megan Arnold will spend approximately forty-five minutes complaining about the freelancer’s hustle, (un)fulfilling labour under late capitalism, and reconciling your day job(s) with your raison d’être. Afterwards, she will perform as DJ Kiki Rae Jepsen – the ultimate amateur DJ, spinning the tracks you’ll hear while being sucked into a black hole.
Megan Arnold is a multidisciplinary artist and multifaceted human being living and working in London, Ontario. She has exhibited and performed at venues and festivals across Canada and Europe, including: Forest City Gallery (London, ON), Sled Island Festival (Calgary, AB), the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (London, UK), and Outvert Gallery (Ísafjörður, Iceland). In her work, Arnold employs humour as a coping mechanism to deal with the existential anxieties that come with facing the increasingly complex realities of everyday life. She is interested in essential facets of humanity and how they manifest in the 21st century: mortality, temporality, liveness, and community. Using a combination of drawing, printmaking, relational aesthetics, installation, drag, (failed attempts at) dance, video, music, and storytelling, she seeks to bridge the gaps between humour and pathos, art and entertainment, and fantasy and reality. By assuming the roles of both character and creator/curator in her work, she designs a “feel-your-fantasy” version of her reality that is a caricature of itself: an auto-poetic alternate reality that observes, critiques, and celebrates our strange existence as multifaceted human beings in the present moment.
Kim Neudorf is an artist and writer based in London (ON). She completed her BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005 and her MFA from Western University in 2012. Neudorf attended the Optic Nerve Thematic Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2005 and in 2011 she was named one of 15 semi-finalists in the 13th RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Her writing and paintings have appeared most recently at Support project space, London (ON); DNA Gallery, London (ON); Paul Petro, Toronto; Franz Kaka, Toronto; Forest City Gallery, London (ON); Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston; Evans Contemporary Gallery, Peterborough; and Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto. In the Fall of 2014 she curated balloon / portal / starres / fiends at DNA Gallery, an exhibition of works responding to a short story by Donald Barthelme.
SATELLiTE Project Space is a dynamic partnership between three significant London, Ontario, arts institutions: Fanshawe College, Museum London, and Western University. The mandate of SATELLiTE is to provide a flexible space for new and temporary projects, collaborations, and experiments in the arts and culture.