Resident artist Jennifer Chan’s work addresses gender and race politics in reaction to the media’s promise of happiness. Her videos thrash through an immense image culture, pulling from stock photography, baby animals and amateur fan videos to cast empathetic commentary on universal questions of desire, love, equality, taste, violence and suering. Her kitschy remix videos resonate with her active and irreverent engagement with social politics and qtwoc (queer/trans/women of colour) feminism on the internet.
Screening: January 14, 7pm
A screening and talk with Jennifer Chan. This short program of works will be accompanied by an experimental reading by the artist, followed by a brief Q and A.
Infinite Debt, 2012
Important Objects, 2013
Screen Saver, 2010
Love Fighter, 2014
Jennifer Chan makes remix videos, gifs and websites that contend with the confused messages of race and gender in media culture. Chan had solo presentations at Transmediale 2013 (Germany), Future Gallery (Berlin), The Nightingale (Chicago), Images Festival (Toronto), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), LTD (Los Angeles) and Galleri CC (Malmo). Her work has been featured in Art Forum, Rhizome, Leap, Furtherfield, Sleek Magazine, and Dazed Digital. She recently produced commissions for Artslant, Mexico Projects and Kunsthaus Langenthal. Chan was born in Ottawa and now lives in Toronto. She is currently completing a residency sponsored by Iaspis and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee in Umea.