Chantel Mierau, Precision, video, 2016
First Friday: Craft in Performance by Chantel Mierau
Free, everyone is welcome.
Chantel Mierau will focus on the themes of “time spent”, “time wasted” and “time measured” in craft-based performance art. By examining works by artists working in this vein, Mierau will make the case for craft (especially needlework) as time-based media. The lecture will also explore the economics of knitting, craft-based performance’s awkward relationship with the de-materialization of the art object, and the phrase “too much time on their hands.”
Chantel Mierau is a Winnipeg-based artist working in video, performance, printmaking and textiles. She graduated with a BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2011. She has exhibited locally and nationally, and most recently showed at the Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Art in 2019 with a solo show titled Three Chores. Her work centres on themes of labour, craft and the body.
Photo by Caitlin Spencer