Saturday, October 28, 1pm
Length: 1 hr
This artist talk is presented as part of No Ceiling: It's About Time
Cruz is a digital multimedia and video performance artist from Kjipuktuk (so-called Halifax). Their experimental videos use 3D modelling, sound design and costumed performances to study identity and value systems. Often borrowing and remixing pop culture and commercialized products into their work, Cruz's references aim to process a fast-paced digital time. During this talk, Cruz will speak in more detail about recent projects and research that encapsulate a sense of time, in reaction to an ever-evolving digitized present.
Cruz’ work, XP(2020) will be on display in the back gallery at Struts for the duration of No Ceiling as part of the group exhibition, Down to the Wire.
About the artist
Marissa Sean Cruz is a digital multimedia and video performance artist from Kjipuktuk (so-called Halifax). Cruz’s topics of interest are related to labour, power and surveillance as seen through digital platforms and pop culture. Their experimental videos comprise found footage, 3D modelling, sound design and costumed performances to look at value systems with critical sensibility. These satirical works aim to capture a fast-paced contemporary present and envision possible, liberatory futures.
Image 1: Still from XP (2020), 5m40s, Single-Channel HD video
Image 2: Still from [AD]Venture Capital, Single-Channel HD Video.