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2015-2016 Talking Back, Otherwise

Talking Back, Otherwise

Curated by cheyanne turions

On display from 1 September 2015 -- 30 June 2016

Exploring the Jackman Humanities Institute's 2015-2016 research theme of Things that Matter, Talking Back, Otherwise proposes that one way that things can talk back to us is by talking back--in operating counter to our expectations, they provoke our ire, desire, or surprise. By turns playful and serious, the works in Talking Back, Otherwise utilize this shifting perception of value to provoke a critique of the normative world.

For more information, please visit talkingbackotherwise.wordpress.com

Event page for information about the exhibit launch on 16 September 2015

Featuring the work of Marvin Luvualu Antonio, Valérie Blass, Bethany Collins, Jérôme Havre, Maryse Larivière, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino and Nicole Kelly Westman.

Marvin Luvualu Antonio

All works courtesy of the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery

1.1  Untitled (concrete cushion), 2015. Concrete.

1.2  A chair that helps you concentrate, 2015. Keilhauer's Filo 9411PA conference room chair, painter's tape, bubble wrap, cords, magazine fragment

1.3  Office Administrator, 2015. Acrylic, watercolour pencil on wood panel

1.4  Pink Matter, 2014. Mixed media installation

Valérie Blass

Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery

2   La Méprise, 2015. Composite of two porcelain objects in flocking, mirror, hanging system, marble slab

Bethany Collins

Courtesy of the artist and Richard Gray Gallery

3   Colourless Dictionary, 2015. Found Webster Illustrated Contemporary Dictionary (1988), with all mentions of "white" erased

Note: displayed pages will change over the course of the exhibition

Jérôme Havre

All works courtesy of the artist and Galerie Donald Browne

4.1  Untitled, 2010. Laser print

4.2  When Will We Be Just Beautiful?, 2009. Laser print

4.3  Anthropologie de límage, 2012. Laser print

4.4  Timeline, 2015. Mixed-media mural painting

Maryse Larivière

All works courtesy of the artist

5.1  My Pleasure Teardrop, 2015. Metal piping, wooden bird, lamp parts, LED bulb, MP3 player, earphones, romantic dialogue on audio track, wood table. Dialogue interpreted by Maryse Larivière and Evan Webber.

5.2  You teach me to talk to the birds, you teach me to love, 2015. Coloured paper, vintage magazine cutouts, paper birds

Jennifer Rose Sciarrino

All works courtesy of the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery

6.1  At Your Fingertips (aluminum), 2015. Ink-jet printed nylon and hardware

6.2  At Your Fingertips (plastic), 2015. Ink-jet printed nylon and hardware

6.3  At Your Fingertips (silicone), 2015. Ink-jet printed nylon and hardware

Nicole Kelly Westman

Courtesy of the artist

7   Inherited Narratives, 2014. Mixed-media installation

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