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LUMEN: University of Waterloo Student Art Innovation Lab presents Kayla Polan
Date and time
Waterloo City Centre
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Offered in English.
Washrooms available in local businesses.
Lumen is a festival that showcases light based new media, media art, and projection based installations. This event invites citizens to explore the city through a new lens - one that illuminates Waterloo through art and technology.
KAYLA POLAN: EVERYBODY WILL BE TALKING - A VIDEO PERFORMANCE FROM WEDDING IN DISNEYLAND
Everybody Will be Talking stems from Polan’s ever expanding digital archive of tabloid magazine covers where images of celebrities are overlaid with headlines such as Harry & Meghan’s HONEYMOON ALBUM! and Jen’s Heart Break DUMPED. Through experimental performance, Polan considers the futility of performing one’s identity for a prescribed plot that follows a pair of lovers played by two stars of the capitalist system. It underscores the humour of celebrity culture, revealing the disturbing fallouts that seep into the not-so-famous life of everyday—the cult of personality, mass obsession, public spectacle, a lack of privacy, and the ubiquitous presence of performing for the camera. For more information, visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/student-art-innovation-lab
Location: Waterloo City Centre
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