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Yet much in you is still worm…

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


“Yet much in you is still worm…” is a performative talk by Marina Roy which weaves together thoughts and stories around ecology and art, bitumen and soil, with the worm as the main entangled character.

Registration is not required for this FREE event.

Marina Roy’s work is featured in our current exhibition Stories that animate us. We are looking forward to hosting her talk on the final weekend of this exhibition.
Stories that animate us is the last show through which we ask: What stories do we tell?

Marina Roy is a Vancouver-based artist and writer, and associate professor of visual art at the University of British Columbia. Her artwork investigates the grotesque, at the intersection of language, image, and materiality, and her research interests include ecology, posthumanism, psychoanalysis, and biopolitics. Humour is explored through a corporeal register: humans’ underlying animality and mortality, as well as the absurdity of humanist moral positions vis‑à ‑vis life on this planet. She has shown nationally and internationally. Roy was recipient of the VIVA award in 2010. In 2001 she published sign after the x (Arsenal/Artspeak), a book that revolves around the letter X and its multiple meanings. Her newest book Queuejumping (Information Office/Art Metropole, 2022), uses the letter Q as device to investigate such interwoven issues as the “invention” of language and art, the shifting nature of sovereignty, feminist utopias, ecological devastation, and animal extinction.

Image: Marina Roy, Quo vadis, animation still, 2023


April 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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