Jennifer Chan: POWER. PLAY. DESIRE ON REPEAT.
Saturday October 25, 2014
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
421 Ridout Street North
LOMAA is pleased to (digitally) host the second participant in its Visiting Artist Program for a one-day only video program and pre-recorded artist talk by Ottawa-born and Chicago-based net artist Jennifer Chan. This program is in conjunction with WORDS Literary and Creative Arts Festival.
Net artist Jennifer Chan’s videos are post-internet poetry. With ruminations on infographics, net culture, chat rooms and the proliferation (and overload) of online visual imagery, Chan’s humourous works reveal a deeper commentary on females creating art in a digital age. She appropriates her material from the internet and brings it into a feminist realm, re-writing meaning overtop. For this screening, 7 textual videos from Chan’s oeuvre will reflect on feminist authorship and appropriation. Through the works and talk, Chan addresses gender, sexuality and identity politics, all while challenging historically male-dominated practices of art.
Jennifer Chan was born in Ottawa and raised in Hong Kong. She completed her HBA at University of Toronto-Mississauga and completed her MFA in Art Video at Syracuse University. She has shown extensively in festivals around the globe and in gallery spaces such as Eastern Bloc, VideoFag, Gallery TPW, Trinity Square Video, and the Marshall McLuhan Salon at the Canadian Embassy for Transmediale 2012 in Berlin. She recently showed a retrospective of her work at the Canadian Artist spotlight screening at the 2014 Images Festival. Jennifer Chan has been praised as one of the major forces leading Net Art today. She is currently teaching at School of the Art Institute Chicago.
This program is made possible through generous funding from The Canada Council for the Arts.