Reva Stone: erasure
February 7 - April 26, 2019
Winnipeg artist Reva Stone presents a series of three works, Falling, Atomic Bomb, and Erase, that critique how drone technologies are being integrated into society and how, recently, information about the destructive outcomes of their usage seems to be erased from public awareness.
Private citizens may see drones (unmanned aerial vehicles or uavs) as recreational devices – like remote-controlled toy airplanes; researchers may view them as a means of acquiring aerial photographs of sites otherwise too difficult access; and businesses may view them as a new means of parcel delivery.
However, unmanned aerial vehicles are also perfect for carrying out more nefarious objectives, such as spying or deadly airstrikes. These actions are often performed on behalf of governments, and may, intentionally or otherwise, involve innocent citizens.
Stone invites her audience to consider how the capabilities of such technology may be turned against citizens, and how governments might, and do, get away with employing them in the name of patriotism in ways that ultimately test the ethical and moral values of its citizenry. With news cycles moving so rapidly, the reports of deadly events quickly fall from memory, seemingly erased from public consciousness.
The artist is grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
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Thursday, February 7, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
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Artist in Residence | September 24 - November 30, 2018Winnipeg artist Reva Stone took up artistic residence in the School of Art for 10 weeks in the fall term. From September 24 – November 30, she engaged with students individually and in groups, through studio visits, public talks, classroom visits, etc. She also worked on a project for exhibition in February 2019 in the School of Art Gallery.
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February 6 - April 26, 2019