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Untitled Peter Tripp Project / Johanna Bundon, Jayden Pfeifer, and Lee Henderson

Untitled Peter Tripp Project / Johanna Bundon, Jayden Pfeifer, and Lee Henderson
On view May 20 – June 25, 2022
Mini-Residency: May 12-25, 2022
Opening Reception & Performance: Friday, May 20th, 7:30pm

Further to the opening reception, the artists will be staging live performances at various times throughout their residence with PAVED Arts. Please keep an eye on our social media for announcements as these exciting creative initiatives arise.

Peter Tripp, a once-celebrated radio DJ, performed a publicity stunt in 1959 wherein he broadcast continuously, for 201 hours, from a glass booth in Times Square. This act was his undoing—he suffered psychological complications from prolonged sleep deprivation, and his increased fame made him a target for investigators who would indict him on commercial bribery charges in the “Payola” scandal of the following year.

For Untitled Peter Tripp Project, we invoke Tripp as both an aspirational and cautionary figure. Presence and absence are in constant oscillation as we animate the exhibition space with our own bodies, leave behind props and scenography, and haunt it with the ephemera of media. In this ongoing, iterative investigation, we are compelled by the absent body of the radio host who enters your livingroom or car, as much as the absent body of the listener the host must assume is tuning in. Exhaustion and delirium act as characters in Tripp’s legend, as the ever present wolves-at-the-door threatening to consume the performer while simultaneously motivating his gimmick.


Artist Bios:
Johanna Bundon is an independent artist whose practice includes dance and theatre performance, choreography, and movement tracing and coaching. Johanna is a part of the team of artists behind Curtain Razors (Regina). She is also a Feldenkrais Method® practitioner and Awareness Through Movement instructor.

Jayden Pfeifer is a Regina-based artist whose work in theatre, improvisation, and independent production has spanned the last 22 years. He is an Associate Artist with Curtain Razors (Regina), and teaches Improvisation at the University of Regina.

Lee Henderson is a contemporary artist whose practice includes video, photography, installation, performance, and text, and often revolves around themes of mortality and absence… but it’s funny, the way King Lear is funny. Lee teaches photography and media art at Ryerson and OCAD Universities. He is represented by Zalucky Contemporary in Toronto.