Video installation / performance by Michael Di Risio
Untitled (Applying Joint Compound) (2016) is a video-installation and performance that attempts to make visible the labour involved in maintaining public spaces. Though often unseen and undervalued, maintenance work is a fundamental component of the production of social space, in turn supporting other forms of collective work and cultural production. Through a reflection on the nuances of this work, the viewer is invited to consider what is involved in the production of the spaces that they typically inhabit.
NOTE: While the performance will take place on May 2nd at 7pm, the video installation will remain in the Bus Stop Theatre lobby from May 2nd to May 4th.
Michael Di Risio
An artist and writer currently based in Kingston, ON. His writing has appeared in Art Papers, Afterimage, Fuse Magazine, C Magazine and PUBLIC Journal, among others, where he reflects on art as a social force. He has participated in recent exhibitions at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Artcite and Museum London, with forthcoming exhibitions at the Thames Art Gallery and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. He holds an MFA from the University of Windsor and is currently the Artistic Director of Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.
Presented in partnership with the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op