Rose McCormick – “Children’s Toys for the Apocalypse”

Venue:  MIWSFPA
Time: Friday 7:30-9:30pm; Saturday 2:30-4:30pm; Saturday 10-12am; Sunday 2-4pm
Category:  RHIZOMES
City of Origin:  St. Catharines, ON
Price:  $20 or Festival Pass

SNAPSHOT:

I have concerned myself with children’s lives and spaces. My main interest is exploring how their means of learning and play are shaped by militarism and patriarchy.

ABOUT:

My instillation will be a completely immersive experience – stimulating both visually and aurally, and will leave viewers with big questions regarding issues of the neuroplasticity of children, and what is to be done about the state of our planet. I hope these questions become common conversation and spin outwards further into meaningful discursive changes. The idea of creating a children’s room instillation has been in my mind for over a year, and I have long found myself interested in the impacts that our adult decisions and adult-centred culture have on today’s children. This instillation adheres ideologically to my larger body of work, shown in cafes and house venues, that brings detailed subjectivities to groups within our society that are often not granted such attention. I have painted children and animals, and created found art sculptures and assemblage pieces out of concern for our states of crises and unavoidable interdependence.

ARTISTS:

Rose McCormick – visual artist and scrap collector

WARNINGS:

Warning: potentially disturbing content