Remai Modern to debut new video work by artist Bridget Moser
For immediate release — March 11, 2020
SASKATOON, CANADA — On March 17, Remai Modern is thrilled to premiere a new work by Canadian video and performance artist Bridget Moser. My Crops Are Dying But My Body Persists is a video work that incorporates strange and sometimes unsettling images of food, the artist’s body and decorative objects. Comprised of short scenes and excerpts, the artist builds a humorous and bizarre mise-en-scène that explores themes of discomfort, loneliness and fears about the future.
As part of her project at Remai Modern, Moser will also present a free, live performance in the museum’s Connect Gallery on March 17 called Scream If You Want to Go Faster. This marks an opportunity to experience both the live and video work of an artist who has received national recognition for her practice.
“Bridget Moser’s performance and video works probe our current obsession with self-actualization,” said Troy Gronsdahl, Remai Modern’s Associate Curator (Live Programs). “She confronts the underlying contradictions and absurdity of contemporary life with a self-deprecating charm, using humour as a sophisticated and disarming mode of critique.”
Drawing from prop comedy, experimental theatre and the history of performance art, Moser’s work synthesizes a wide range of references and materials from consumer culture, popular music and film. In this case of this new work, viewers will see Moser’s interpretation of products including Crocs footwear, fake fingernails, hot dogs and ear plugs, as well as her own body.
My Crops Are Dying But My Body Persists, curated by Gronsdahl, marks Moser’s first major solo museum exhibition in Canada. For the project, Moser has created an exhibition space that invites the viewer in, encouraging people to spend time with the work by offering a comfortable place to experience it. The exhibition runs until June 7.
Moser’s performance takes place on March 17 at 7 PM in the Connect Gallery, which is always free thanks to the generous support of TD.
My Crops Are Dying But My Body Persists was produced with support from the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
About Bridget Moser
Bridget Moser (b. 1986, Vancouver) is an artist based in Toronto. She has presented her work at galleries across Canada, throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has been a resident artist at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, Italy, as well as lead faculty at The Banff Centre.
Her work has been featured in publications including Canadian Art, C Magazine, Art in America, Artribune Italy, and The Dance Current. In 2017, Moser was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s most prestigious prize for contemporary art.
About Remai Modern
Remai Modern is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Traditional Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to First Nations and Métis ancestors and reaffirm our relationship with one another.
Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon. The museum is committed to affirming the powerful role that art and artists play in questioning, interpreting and defining the modern era. Open since October 2017, Remai Modern is the largest contemporary art museum in western Canada and houses a collection of more than 8,000 works, including the world’s foremost collection of Picasso linocut prints.
Remai Modern would like to acknowledge the contributions of the Frank & Ellen Remai Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture through the Sask Lotteries Fund, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the City of Saskatoon.
For additional information contact:
Stephanie McKay, Communications Manager