event #6

12:00pm | Friday, September 15

Art for Lunch: Lou Sheppard

University of Regina / Riddell Centre / Room 050, 3737 Wascana Parkway

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Bring your own lunch and join University of Regina students and faculty for a presentation by visiting artist Lou Sheppard. Lou will discuss his interdisciplinary audio, performance and installation based practices.

Sheppard’s work focuses on climate crisis, loss, queer ecologies and cosmologies, responding to the material and discursive histories of sites, bodies and environments. Lou’s research is evidenced through graphic notations, scripts and scores which are often performed in collaboration with other artists and in community gatherings. Lou’s work has been included in the Toronto Biennial, the Antarctic Biennial and numerous solo and collaborative exhibitions across Canada. He has participated in residencies at the International Studio Curatorial Program, La Cité des Arts, and as faculty at The Banff Centre. His recent work, Rights of Passage, commissioned by the Art Gallery of York University, was a three act drag and choral performance reflecting on the tension between the urban development in Toronto and local river systems. Other works, like A Strong Desire, asserted queer resistance to the DSMV diagnostic text for gender dysphoria by notating a dance work in the margins of the text.

Note: See event #7 for two performances by Lou Sheppard.