Interactive project inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s readymade “In Advance of the Broken Arm.” As a munificent reversal of this historic Dadaist work, the display is rendered useful again, allowing visitors to borrow the commercially made tools from an art gallery in the deepest winter months.
“Astria Suparak’s performance […] brilliantly set up the themes of the program. Let’s Get Tested explores the schism between the methodology of science and foible-filled humanness. For the most part, the tapes affirm the value of the ineffable and the elusive: immeasurable phenomena such as playfulness and pleasure. […] Let’s hope that Suparak continues with her zealotry, criss-crossing the globe as a present-day video prophet”
Utilizing artistic (re)enactment, telepathetic aesthetics, manual animation, performance and a grab bag of low-end high technologies, these videos question traditional representations of (Canadian) identity and gender.
Research project that captures the conflicting ideas, fears, and hopes about sex from the early 21st century.
Issue #2 of the feminist art journal LTTR, whose contents “do not conform easily to categories, and often blur the lines between art, criticism, and fiction” – Artforum