Laurel Woodcock: take me, I?m yoursSeptember 26, 2003 - September 26, 2003
Sight, sound, memory, taste and touch are used to probe themes of language, the occult, the relationship between technology and nature, and the ominous potential of the familiar in take me, I’m yours, recent works by Laurel Woodcock. The five components of this exhibition use technology to both entice and challenge the audience. The artist uses ambiguous juxtapositions to make the viewer attempt to decode cultural references. In one work, operetta, the viewer watches the spastic dance of a dying fly while listening to the love song from Stanley Kubrick’s classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The incursion of chaos in both nature and technology is demonstrated with Woodcock’s signature deadpan wit and affection.
Laurel Woodcock is a pioneer in the realm of new media. Her work integrates technical means with intellectual and emotional content. Woodcock is currently Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Guelph University where she is establishing courses in New Media, Video and Performance Art.
This exhibition leads our fall investigation of film in contemporary art practice.