Miki Mappin (Saskatoon)
A Critical Text will be written by Andrea Ledding
July 5 to July 19, 2013.
Public Reception: Friday, July 5@ 8:00.
Transqueery, Miki Encounters the Neil Richards Collection
Miki, a somewhat eccentric trans gender individual is asked to submit a proposal for an artwork which would engage with a queer collection at the University of Saskatchewan Archives. Despite being in the middle of an awkward life transition and knowing nothing about the collection, she agrees and proposes to make a video of her encounter with the Neil Richards Collection. As she is introduced to the archives and begins exploring the collection, she becomes fascinated with the collector, Neil Richards. In the archives she engages with the staff and discovers material that relates to her own personal experience. Largely hand held, using existing light and the camera’s microphone, Miki Mappin’s disarmingly simple technique results in a direct and entertaining engagement with her subject.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 6 pm; Saturdays Noon – 4pm.
PAVED Arts acknowledges the support of our members, volunteers and partners, and of our principal funders: Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, the City of Saskatoon and the National Film Board of Canada.
Free admission to the public with barrier-free accessibility.