Caroline Araujo + Alice Schoenberg | I don’t know, I just don’t think this is like great for me, I don’t want to do it. I want to go home, like I can’t take the pressure of it.
WHEN: December 3, 2018 – January 11, 2019
Reception: December 6, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m. in the Alberta College of Art + Design’s Main Mall
WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG), Main Space
Through a multi-video and audio installation we present a model of voyeurism based on reality television. Quotes taken from The Inspection House (1791) by Jeremy Bentham are placed in conjunction with footage from the reality television series America's Next Top Model (2003– ). The space is divided in two parts, that of external and internal space. While the external space presents the performative nature of reality television, the internal space makes use of segue shots. These shots of contestants in-between anticipated events present a type of performance which embodies the feeling of being seen and not knowing. The work highlights the inherent dependency of the public image to surveillance and punishment.
Caroline Araujo is a video artist who participates in rituals of self-care and escapism through re-enacting and altering the behaviour, language, and presentation of female pop singers and YouTubers. Born in Montreal, she currently lives in Calgary where she is a fourth-year student at the Alberta College of Art + Design.
Alice Schoenberg is a Canadian video and performance artist in her fourth year at the Alberta College of Art + Design. In her practice, she embodies exaggerated feminine personas that are intended to highlight the ineffective tools prescribed by contemporary feminism to challenge systemic patriarchy.
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