NEXT SPIN OFF presents
Sushi Lectures II by WERNER LINSTER
MAY 9TH, 7PM (for Members only)
A selection of topics handpicked from a variety of interdisciplinary fields - things of which you may have heard and found interesting, but didn’t ever get around to exploring further... For example: sign languages; discoveries from favorite literature; or observations on teaching…
FOOD Yes! All will be served accompanied by compact sushi-sized, easily digested portions, thought up by food designer Inés Lauber
(We are asking for a donation of 5€)
CONGRATULATIONS TO LUCY!
Lucy goes to Berlin! Congratulations to Canadian artist Patrica Coates for receiving the Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council awards: An International residency allows Lucy to venture to Berlin this summer via transatlantic migration. “Project Seed Vault” (random mutation) will explore transgenic, invasive and threatened species along with a whole bunch of flora and fauna specimens and 'madlab' paraphernalia raising questions of the potential repercussions of tampering with biological evolution.
And we, with VITAL FORCES will assist. Stay tuned and follow our blog.
About Patricia Coates
Patricia Coatesis a multi-disciplinary artist working in performance, installation, video, living material (indigenous trees grown from seed), and more recently, social media. Central themes throughout her work include enthalpy, entropy, and the absurd, specifically as it relates to the paradox of the human condition: our constructive and destructive selves. By creating and developing a persona under the pseudonym Lucy Palustris, she subverts established gender roles, and in a Sisyphean vein explores issues larger than herself—from GMO crops and ecological degradation to ageing and death. Wilful and stoic (though somewhat naïve), Lucy is a woman refusing limits. A tragic-comedic tone pervades Coates’s work, revealing a tenacious though perhaps quixotic effort questioning Lucy’s ability (and art itself) as a medium for social and ecological intervention.
Coates holds a BA (Honours) majoring in English and Visual Art from the University of Toronto and an MFA from the University of Windsor. She has exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally.