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

A blond-haired white woman stands behind a furry beige-rose skeleton, holding up its hands. A segment of black pole can be seen at the bottom of the image, below the skeleton’s pelvis: it is part of a structure that holds up the skeleton. The woman wears a mint-colored t-shirt and lilac pants. Her hair is styled with a fringe. She stands in front of a pink wall on which a white abstract architectural outline and a sun have been painted. This is an image from a performance by Bridget Moser 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

October 27, 7:30 PM

Location

Cost

Free

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Description

Join us Bridget Moser’s live performance When I Am Through With You There Won’t Be Anything Left, presented in anticipation of the exhibition I don’t know you like that: The Bodywork of Hospitality, which will open at UB Art Galleries on November 10, 2022.

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. 

Presented as part of Art in the Open.

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

 

 

Published October 27, 2022