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Play Against

On an elite squash court and desolate foreclosed properties in idyllic California, artists JEFF&GORDON explore the deeply ingrained values that underlie economic inequality in a culture of “winner take all.”

About the Artist

JEFF&GORDON is the collaboration of Los Angeles area artists Jeff Foye and Gordon Winiemko. In their video and performance based work, the artists examine the social customs and cultural idioms that are so much a part of the “air we breathe” that we often ignore how they shape our lives, for better or worse. Together they have exhibited at such venues as the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, the UC Riverside Sweeney Art Gallery, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2012 they were awarded the Investing in Artists grant by the Center for Cultural Innovation.

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Cloud Ascension

Cloud Ascension is a participatory performance in which an ambiguous parade takes us up the South Side Hills. Cloud Ascension creates a curious mood inviting participants and audience to reflect on community and individual relationships to home and agency

About the Artist

Mikiki is a queer video and performance artist from Newfoundland. They attended NSCAD and Concordia before returning to St. John’s to work as Programming Coordinator at Eastern Edge Gallery. Mikiki later moved to Calgary to work as the Director of TRUCK Gallery. Their work has been presented throughout Canada in self-produced interventions, artist-run centres and public galleries. Mkiki abandoned arts administration in 2003 and has since worked as a Sexuality Educator in Calgary’s public schools, a Bathhouse Attendant in Saskatoon, Drag Queen Karaoke Hostess in St. John’s, all informing their work in Gay Men’s Health. This work brought Mikiki to Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto where they now coordinate a Homeless Outreach team and provide HIV Testing.

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