Chantel Mierau, Precision, video, 2016

First Fridays

First Friday: Craft in Performance by Chantel Mierau

  • December 1, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

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

    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