My project Cooler was accepted by Visualeyez, so in September I’ll be heading to Edmonton to get some sweet, sweet dirt on the artists (& Latitude staff).
Cooler explores the roles that storytelling and gossip play in building spaces for community. Stationed in the gallery near the ubiquitous site of workplace gossip – the water cooler – Megan will develop a series of timely, potentially embellished stories about her experiences at Visualeyez. Artists, organizers and festivalgoers will be treated like celebrities; their stories, both titillating and mundane, made an object of fascination. She’ll leave reviews to the critics, emphasizing happenings outside/after/in the bushes behind the performance. Cooler quenches public thirst for gossip and makes both audience and artists feel like one of the ‘it’ crowd.
Visit Cooler on the web at artgossip.ca (but not until September).