Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 | 5:30 - 7pm
What constitutes performance in a digital age? What are the biases of the technologies we use? How do we understand the impact of these biases on our attempts at self-expression?
Please join us for an informal studio visit and Q&A with Francisco González-Rosas. The artist will show a selection of their past work and discuss their current project, the digital production and post production of a multichannel video installation.
Francisco is a performance and new media artist born in Chile, and currently based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. Their creative research practice revolves around the constant mediation of reality in contemporary life, using performance as a generative device to approach the studio work. Their current work can be understood as a form of hyper-mediation: a conceptual exploration in which by-products of the body —scanning, CGI avatars, performance scenes— are arranged and projected into multiple pieces. This process is substantially determined by the technology with which the work is produced. The gesture of self-mediation emerges in connection to questions of queerness, identity, capital, and spectacle, understanding them as invisible technologies that intervene and alter the creation of the contemporary body.