The Opposite of Ignoring Chickens
Deirdre Logue
Main floor, Archives of Ontario
Saturday, October 1, 2022
7:00pm to 7:00am

The artist is shown in winter clothing holding one of her chickens.

Deirdre Logue, The Opposite of Ignoring Chickens , 2022, multi-channel installation, image courtesy of the artist

This installation documents the artist tending to and interacting with her seven chickens. The fascinating symmetry between the artist and her chickens reveals a relational co-dependence that collapses the sensual and the intuitive, wildness and domestication. The project’s sculptural and installation components incorporate multiple 4:3 ratio, CRT monitors dating back to the 1980s and the sounds of the birds and the artist in ‘dialogue’ (recorded with contact microphones), remixed to create a polyphonic soundtrack. Film elements will be processed with native plants sourced from their outdoor chicken coop and in ripe chicken bedding.

Programmed by Archive/Counter-Archive as part of Biophilia: Artist and Archive Exhibition; Curated by Janine Marchessault.

* ‘Biophilia’ references a love of living things and at the heart of the exhibition are more-than-human animals and our entanglements with them.




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