Lois Andison : Autobody

Farrell, Carolyn Bell. Lois Andison : Autobody. Lethbridge, Alta: Southern Alberta Art Gallery; Toronto, Ont.: s.n., 2002.

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Abstract (English)

Farrell comments on the interface of biology and technology in Andison’s kinetic sculptures, which caution against reliance on technology and offer a humorous critique of society’s desire to engineer perfection based on myths of an invulnerable, immortal body. She finds that the artist destabilises patriarchal ideology by enumerating inculcated behaviours which masquerade as “natural” gender attributes and by illustrating the pressures on women to conform to beauty ideals. Biographical notes. Bibl. 2 p. 10 bibl. ref. List of works.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Farrell, Carolyn Bell (Curator); Farrell, Carolyn Bell (Author)
Dossier: 410 - ANDISON, LOIS
Collation: 32 p. : 9 ill. col. ; 23 x 17 cm
ISBN: 0920863639
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Lethbridge, Alta: Southern Alberta Art Gallery; Toronto, Ont.: s.n.
Artists: Andison, Lois
Critics / Curators / Historians: Farrell, Carolyn Bell; Stebbins, Joan
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 24 June - 20 Aug. 2000, Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge) ; 8 Nov. - 16 Dec. 2001, Koffler Gallery (Toronto).
Keywords: TECHNOLOGY; CYBORG; AUTOMATA; HUMAN BODY; KINETIC SCULPTURE; IDEOLOGY; FEMINIST ART; UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE; THE WOMAN'S BUILDING (Los Angeles); STUART PIMSLER DANCE AND THEATRE (SPDT, New York); GRUPO SIN NOMBRE; HIGH PERFORMANCE MAGAZINE; EL TEATRO CAMPESINO; ACT UP; ARTISTS CONFRONTING AIDS; THEATRE 1981; CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER; DOING BY DOING WORKSHOP (DBD); ROADSIDE THEATER; LOS ANGELES POVERTY DEPARTMENT (LAPD); SWAMP GRAVY; IMAGINATION WORKSHOP; GLENROTHES (Fife); ELDERS SHARE THE ARTS (ESTA, New York); CITY WATER TUNNEL #3; ARTS-IN-CORRECTIONS; UNDERSTANDING, THE STRUGGLE FOR COMMUNITY (Selma); THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PROJECT (EJP, New Orleans); THE THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED (TO)
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2003
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 21:52
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/15792
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