From August 08 2009 to September 14 2009
On June 3, 2006, La Centrale Powerhouse invites you to a launch, artist talk and reception for Vigilantes: The Dream of Reason. This artist monograph documents a key series of works by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera. The artist will be in attendance. Between October and November 2004, Tania Bruguera performed various actions aboard United Airlines flights between the US and Canada as part of a Fado residency project and Mois de la Performance entitled TIME ZONES, curated by Tagny Duff. Bruguera explains, "The airplane in motion is the site of these pieces, one with clear restrictions for passengers. Choosing this specific site acknowledges the way planes have become an icon of fear in collective memory in the United States of America." During these flights passengers were invited to both contribute to the form of the actions and to videotape them. Erin Manning is assistant professor in studio art and film studies at Concordia University where she teaches courses at the intersection of philosophy and art practice. Recent publications include Ephemeral Territories: Representing Nation, Home and Identity in Canada (Minnesota UP, 2003) and Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty (forthcoming 2006, Minnesota UP).