Thursday, December 15, 7pm at PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 100 Arthur Street
Also As Well Too presents its new serial project, There’s Something I Want to Tell You…, a rotating guest-lecture that emphasizes an engagement with the artist book and our library. The premier guest-lecture will be delivered by Kegan McFadden on the topic of Vancouver-based artist Ho Tam. This talk is co-presented by Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, where Ho Tam’s solo exhibition, Cover to Cover, is currently being shown.
McFadden tell us:
The talk will be about the artist Ho Tam and his recent book, Ghost Image, through which he collects photographs and documents of his lover Kirby who died of an AIDS-related illness in the mid-90s. Ho titled the project after his favourite author, Hervé Guibert, another artist who died in 1991 from AIDS-related causes. I plan to read an excerpt from the Guibert book as well as analyze Ho’s approach to dealing with the material left after Kirby’s death. I will talk about stories, I will talk about influence, and I will talk about how these two fleeting things can be made material.
About the presenter:
Kegan McFadden’s projects, which take the shape of publications, exhibitions, performances, and artworks, embody a theory of thinking through history. He animates his archival research with an emphasis on the anecdotal, and is particularly interested in locating networks of activity that have gone unacknowledged.
Image: Ho Tam, from his bookwork Ghost Image