Sharon Hayes, There is so much I want to Say to You, 2012

First Fridays

First Friday: Sound, the Voice and Loss by Andrea Oliver Roberts

  • May 5, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Free admission, everyone welcome!

“The voice” is often invoked as a symbol of neoliberal democracy, portrayed as an instrument of personal choice and participation. However, the everyday experience of speaking starkly contrasts with such a vision, as this voice is sometimes quelled with violence or buried in noise online. Starting from this disjuncture, Roberts will discuss the ways in which artists use sound and the voice to trouble issues of embodiment, identity and loss. From unheard frequencies to operatic multimedia performance, this talk will explore the works of Sharon Hayes, M. Lamar, Hito Steyerl and others. 

  • Andrea Oliver Roberts

    Andrea Roberts is a Winnipeg-based artist whose multidisciplinary practice incorporates sound, text, sculpture and performance to explore technology and construction of the self within capitalism. Roberts has exhibited and performed at galleries and festivals internationally with recent shows at Plug In ICA and aceartinc. in Winnipeg, Film Pop in Montreal and SomArts in San Francisco. A founding member of the feminist collective ngtvspc, Roberts collaborates and performs solo with the experimental sound project VOR. A recipient of the Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, Roberts holds an MFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts (2014) and a BFA (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba (2011).