Bridget Moser: When I Am Through With You There Won’t Be Anything Left

A white, blond-haired woman straddles a waist-high lilac pedestal in front of a rose-gold background that matches the color of her sneakers. An abstract architectural outline and a circle, made to represent the sun, are painted in white on this background. Her head is lightly tilted back, her eyes are closed and her mouth slightly opened. Her facial expression combines smugness, enjoyment, and jouissance. She holds a white skin-toned rubber foot in her right hand. It rests on the pedestal, between her legs. She wears a funny wig, made of beige foam, which recalls the wigs worn by British barristers or European aristocracy. A white towel with undecipherable black text is wrapped over a t-shirt whose mint color matches the small square pedestal below her left dangling foot. She is in front of a white audience of different genders and ages, seen from the back. This is an image from Bridget Moser’s live performance entitled “When I Am Through With You There Won’t Be Anything Left.”.

Bridget Moser, When I Am Through With You There Won’t Be Anything Left, 2021-2022.  Performance, 50 minutes. Courtesy of the artist. Image courtesy of Texas State Galleries. Photo: Madelynn Mesa.

Date and Time

Thursday, April 6, 6:30–7:30 PM

Location

Cost

Free

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Description

Did you miss Bridget Moser’s performance in October? Fear not, Moser will be back in Buffalo for a reprise of When I Am Through With You There Won’t Be Anything Left, the performance you’ve heard so much about. Save the date and join us!


Borrowing from prop comedy, experimental theater, contemporary dance, and performance art, Moser’s 50-minute performance unfolds as a sequence of brief scenes that shift abruptly and unexpectedly between self-deprecation, humor, and deeper emotions … with a healthy dose of awkward and cringeworthy moments. References and materials from consumer culture, trending online content, popular music, and film play supporting roles in her exploration of isolation as the consequence of linking the body with individuality, the tenuousness of self-identity, and the intensity of being alive.

 

Bridget Moser is a performance and video artist whose work is positioned between prop comedy, performance art, experimental theater, existential anxiety, and intuitive dance. Recent solo exhibitions include It’s too expensive to be alive at Texas State Galleries, San Marcos, TX (2022), My Crops Are Dying But My Body Persists at Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada (2020) and You Opened That Can Now Let’s Eat the Whole Thing at SPACES Cleveland (2019). She has presented work in venues across Canada, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Mercer Union, Toronto; Vancouver Art Gallery; and The Western Front, Vancouver. She has been shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award, Canada's preeminent contemporary art prize. 

 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

 

Event Date April 6, 2023