Ideational Apraxia

Performance
by
Multiple Contributors
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 8:00pm
EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society
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Ideational Apraxia is a collaborative video and performative artwork in which the artists, as their abjectly cartoon­ish housewife alter egos, take to home economics and moments of domes­tic leisure in ways that promise to be wrong, botching each task as a means towards generative thinking and doing.

Ostensibly a view into the daily routines of two women (irreverently) keeping house, Ideational Apraxia borrows everyday household implements and the contents of a femme purse, dis­covering and diverting the domestic system implied by these objects.

In interacting with these tools- docu­ments that create a diagram of domestic life and culture- each performance toys with the use, and therefore the relationship, between women, domes­ticity, and the objects that help us perform. The domestic art performed in Ideational Apraxia is upended us­ing physical comedy, absurdity, erotics, and sound, imagining new possibilities in an indentured system encompassing gendered emotional and physical labour.

Biographies

Kerry Maguire and Gwen Morgan (Calgary, Alberta) have worked together numerous times over the years both on art and music projects. Together they combine their artistic skills, knowledge, and research to create installations with sound, sculpture, performance, and video elements that overload the senses. As a duo they have participated in residencies and per­formed internationally. They have formed a minimal electronic/electroacoustic two-piece as well as been in multiple punk bands together.

Kerry Maguire is an artist and musician from Calgary, Alberta. In her artistic practice, she pursues ideas found in speculative realism and works primarily in installation. Her artwork incorporates audio, video, and sculpture. She also plays in several bands.


Gwen Morgan is an artist and musician from Calgary, Alberta. Using mediums such as sculpture, electronics, video and performance art, she creates interactive and immersive installations which revolve around concepts of gender and identity, gender and technology.


Ideational Apraxia est une œuvre collaborative vidéo et performative des artistes Kerry Maguire et Gwen Morgan. Les artistes deviennent leurs alter ego caricaturaux de femmes au foyer abjectes et nous conduisent vers l’économie domestique et vers des moments de loisir ratés, les femmes bâclant chaque tâche afin de parvenir à une pensée et à des actions fertiles.

Vue ostensible de la routine quotidienne de deux femmes au foyer (irrévérencieuses), Ideational Apraxia utilise des objets ménagers de tous les jours et le contenu d’une bourse pour femme afin de découvrir et de détourner le système domestique implicite de ces objets.

En interagissant avec ces objets, des documents créent un diagramme de la vie et de la culture domestiques. Chaque jouet utilisé pour la performance révèle la relation entre les femmes, la vie domestique et les objets nous aidant à performer. L’art ménager de la performance Ideational Apraxia utilise la comédie physique, l’absurdité, l’érotisme et le son afin de concevoir de nouvelles possibilités à l’intérieur d’un système de servitude bâti sur le travail physique et l’émotion genrée.


Biographies

Kerry Maguire et Gwen Morgan (Calgary, Alberta) ont collaboré sur plusieurs projets artistiques et musicaux au fil des ans. Elles utilisent leurs compétences artistiques, leur savoir et la recherche pour créer des installations intégrant le son, la sculpture, la performance et des éléments de vidéo qui stimulent les sens. En duo, elles ont participé à des résidences et présenté des performances à l’échelle internationale. Elles ont formé un duo minimaliste électronique/électroacoustique et ont été membres de plusieurs groupes punks.

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