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Performative Artist Talk with Laura Gildner

Stay tuned for this May 28 video release and take a Field Trip with local artist, Laura Gildner!

Victoria based artist Laura Gildner offers insight into her practice and the ways she is adapting her work to the new conditions that are playing out in the landscape of social distancing.
“Since the lockdown began, I have been grappling with the potential consequences a long-term lack of human interaction might have on my wellbeing as well as on my work.  My practice, for the most part, involves casting or collaborating with large groups of people to create participatory experiences in response to my research.  This desire for connection will be the jumping off point for my field trip- part artist talk and part performance, I’ll be looking at how art that is rooted in human contact might be reimagined in the age of physical distancing.”

Most recently Gildner has exhibited at the Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver (February/March 2020). She was the winner of the 2020 Lind Prize in Photography, Film, and Video Art and her work Informer was a selected exhibition for this year’s Capture Photography Festival (Vancouver).

This program is a part of the digital arts initiatve Field Trip: Art Across Canada.

Image: Laura Gildner, Tell Me (2017), inkjet print photo.