Pond, video still, Deirdre Logue, 2011
Id's Its — Installations by Deirdre Logue
Exhibition: July 13 to August 4, 2012
Opening: Friday, July 13, 7 p.m.
Since early May, Deirdre Logue (Toronto, ON) immersed herself in Victoria’s springtime energy, inhabiting a summer residency studio at Open Space. She completed a major new video installation entitled Id’s Its, which opened on Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m.
Following the previous success of Enlightened Nonsense (1997–2000) and Why Always Instead of Just Sometimes (2003–2006), Id’s Its showcased Logue’s recent experimental self-portraits that continue her ongoing exploration into the psychological and physiological space of the self in contemporary art. Visitors to the exhibition encountered an immersive and visually intense terrain. Meet Deirdre Logue at the opening of Id’s Its, where she gave a brief artist talk and tour of the exhibition at 7 p.m.
“Leaning lightly on Freud’s somewhat archaic concept of the Id and heavily on performance for the camera, my new work explores the richness of our malfunctions, psychic unrest, the power of the abject and our tendencies toward self-destruction.”
Logue is internationally recognized for her experimental film and video works that engage questions around queer identity, mental health, feminism, and the role of media arts in a broader spectrum of art and society.
Listen to an interview by Ali Lopez from CFUV radio and Post Everything in conversation with Deirdre Logue and guest curator Doug Jarvis:
Part 1 of the interview: http://soundcloud.com/alilopez-1/part-1-of-a-conversation-with
Part 2 of the interview: http://soundcloud.com/alilopez-1/part-2-of-a-conversation-with