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Room for Taking Care

Cristobal, Erica (2020) Room for Taking Care. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Cristobal, Erica
Abstract:

This thesis examines how care manifests relationally. It questions how we relate and respond to what and who needs to be cared for. The performance series and exhibition Room for Taking Care presented the works of Toronto-based artists Amy Wong (with her toddler Rudi), Nedda Baba, and Ayumi Goto. Their creative engagements with care both invited and unsettled the viewer. Each of the artists performed in the Graduate Gallery at OCAD University on separate days to expand the dialogue on care in the gallery. The Wongs altered the physical appearance of the gallery space with paintings and drawings, Baba introduced familial traditions using pomegranates, and Goto demonstrated the ephemerality of caring practices through collective remembrance. Care ultimately manifested in the presence and actions of the viewers and the participatory engagements of the audience.

Date: 15 January 2020
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 16:12
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 16:12
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2853

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