Serena Lee’s Doing the Dishes (2017, ongoing) expands on her work in Grasping at the Roots, curated by Christina Battle, which translates the experiences and conversations she encountered while meeting with single mothers and the daughters of single mothers. Lee will recount, through an additional performative gesture, this time for an audience of many, her experience of doing the dishes in an activated artist talk featuring an overhead projector performance.
About the artist:
Serena Lee’s practice stems from a fascination with polyphony and its radical potential. She works across disciplines, collaboratively and aleatorically. Recent projects have played out at Cubitt (London), transmediale (Berlin), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Scarborough Museum (Ontario), Mountain Standard Time (Calgary), Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto), and Whitechapel Gallery (London). Serena was born in Tkaronto/Toronto, and holds an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. She is currently based in Vienna as a PhD researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.