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Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Puppets Forsaken
January 22 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Visual Arts Visiting Artist Series program brings in a diverse variety of artists for campus talks and public gallery presentations that include visual artists, filmmakers, sculptors, painters, playwrights, essayists, interactive and digital media artists. Each artist presents a talk to students in the BFA program and the public, as well as offering critiques to students in the 4th year of the Visual Arts Program.
The 2024 Visiting Artist Series will be held in-person on Mondays at 10am in the University Theatre (ADM 026) as part of the CCS 150 Creative and Critical Art Theory class. These talks are open to the public.
Join us on Monday, January 22 for a talk with David Gifford about his project, Puppets Forsaken, which is currently on exhibition at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.
Puppets Forsaken is a sculpture/sound collaboration between Natali Leduc and David Gifford formed in 2019. Originally inspired by the intonarumori of Futurist Luigi Russolo, author of the manifesto“Art of Noises”(1913), they construct acoustic noise generators, and perform for old growth trees that are no longer there, theory symposiums, live radio and noise shows. They sold two copies of their first album, Greatest Hits. They also entered a telekinesis competition, which they lost.
David Gifford makes Causality Assembly Machines in his back yard modelling the global, inevitable, cumulative and irreversible. A co-founder of the Ministry of Casual Living artist-run centre, and one half of the noise duo Puppets Forsaken, he is a lecturer of drawing and colour theory at the University of Victoria. Demonstrations of studied mysteries can be made by appointment with the artist.