Wanda Koop...On the Edge of Experience
Performance - Hybrid Human
Wednesday November 10, 2010 at 8pm Friday November 12, 2010 at 8pm Saturday November 13, 2010 at 8pm Saturday November 13, 2010 at 11pm
The installation piece Hybrid Human is part of the exhibition Wanda Koop…On the Edge of Experience. It's an investigation of artificial intelligence, robotics, and the human body's integration and understanding of our technologically mediated world.
A recent conceptual breakthrough for Koop has centered on the notion of the screen. Contemporary living is dominated by watching a screen, be it a computer, cell phone, movie, or television. All these screens filter information and are how we make sense of experiencing our day-to-day world. For Koop a painting is another type of screen that holds the potential to morph into a mirror; as we look into Koop’s paintings we catch ourselves looking back at our own reflection.
Performers: Jolene Baillie, Bronwyn Bundon, Claire Marshall, Krista Nicholson, Christie Peters, Tiffany Thomas • Costumes: Anne Armit • Sound: Susan Chafe • Lighting and media design: Hugh Conacher.
Note The November 10 performance will be followed by a discussion between dancer/choreographer Jolene Bailie and curator Mary.
WAG member $20 • Adult $25 • Student $15 • available in person at the WAG information desk, by calling 786.6641, or at gearshifting.org
Hybrid Human is supported by the Winnipeg Arts Council New Creatons Grant, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Contributors to Hybrid Human are Evelyn and David Friesen, Art and Lee Friesen, Duncan and Judy Jessiman, Paul and Shirley Martens, Dr. Donald S.Reimer and Mrs. Anne Reimer, Arni Thorsteinson and Susan Glass, Gail Asper and Michael Paterson, Bill and Margaret Fast, Art and Leona DeFehr, and
One anonymous donor