Research Series Presentation: Karen Asher
When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm (CST), Online over Zoom
Cost: This is a Pay-What-You-Can event
Karen Asher will present her creative research from her time in residence with Young Lungs Dance Exchange
About the Research:
A Sad Slow Dance is a party for one. By experimenting with dance, movement and performance, I want to research and create work that engages the viewer past the limits of my camera, and translate my vision into a bewildering experience that defies genre. Multi-layered pieces like these contribute to my continued focus on strength, struggle and frustration, using humour to evoke the frailty and absurdity of the human condition.
About Karen Asher:
Karen Asher is an artist living on Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg whose work explores her obsession with stress, absurdity, and the catastrophe of everyday life. She received her BFA Honours in photography from the University of Manitoba in 2009. Her solo show, “Class,” was exhibited at Plug In ICA in 2019. The installation featured photography, live performance, a 90 minute video, flashing neon and a peep show. Asher is currently working on “Preaching to the Perverted,” which will premiere at the Gimli Film Festival next summer. Though she barely gets off the couch now, as a kid Asher was a real good dancer and has the medals to prove it.
Young Lungs Dance Exchange’s Research Series is generously supported by Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.