Reception and performance: Friday, November 3, 7:00 pm, Central Gallery
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 4, 2:00 pm, New Dance Horizons, 2207 Harvey Street
Bridget Moser is an artist who works predominantly in performance and video. Her work is suspended between prop comedy, experimental theatre, performance art, absurd literature, existential anxiety, and intuitive dance. Every Room is a Waiting Room features a new performance and two new videos that bring together an assortment of incongruous objects, gestures, texts, and sounds. By intentionally misusing her selected objects, Moser mines them for their comic potential, tests their ability to function as fluid signifiers, and subtly interrogates the systems that attempt to shape our tastes and dictate how we engage with the world of consumer goods.
Bridget Moser lives and works in Toronto. She has presented work in venues across Canada and throughout the US and Europe. Moser has been a resident artist at The Banff Centre and at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, Italy. The recipient of a William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists and a 2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Finalist Prize, her work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Visual Arts News, Artribune Italy, The Dance Current, NOWNESS, and Mousse Magazine. Her work can be found in private and public collections in Canada and Italy, and has been exhibited in venues such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Mercer Union and Gallery TPW (Toronto), the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) and Western Front (Vancouver). She is shortlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award.
Bridget Moser, Every Room is a Waiting Room, 2017, video. Video still courtesy of the artist.