Wed Jun 11 2014
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
FREE Members of The Power Plant / $12 Non-Members
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Artist Vasco Araújo will address his current exhibition Under the Influence of Psyche and speak to the range of influences behind his work, including opera, dance, theatre and literature. Araújo, who is also an opera singer, subtly deconstructs Western cultural traditions to thoughtfully rework them. His work at The Power Plant reinterprets such sources as the plays of Samuel Beckett to examine historical representation, identity construction, and race and gender stereotypes. The artist will discuss his interest in negotiating a new space in which the coupling of expression and systemization, the aesthetic and the social, can be reconsidered and reconstituted as an inquiry into the histories, definitional terms and the palpable future of its allusions, without submitting to the loss of affect, or of history itself.