Artist

Deirdre Logue

For the past 20 years, the film and video work of Canadian artist Deirdre Logue has focused on the self as subject. Using ‘performance for the camera’ as a primary mode of production, her compelling self-portraits investigate what it means to be a queer body in the age of anxiety.

Logue has been prolific and steadfast in her engagement with the moving image and has subsequently produced upwards of 60 short films and videos as well as some of this country’s most celebrated video art installations including Enlightened Nonsense (1997-2000), ten hand- processed performance-based works about childhood worries; Why Always Instead of Just Sometimes (2003-2007), twelve works that are reflections on aging, breaking down and reparation; and her most recent commissioned project, Id’s Its (2012), an ambitious suite of thirteen installations exploring the richness of our malfunctions and the power of the abject. Diving deep into the unconscious, Logue’s recorded performances are a tangle of fragmentation, doubt, perversion, duration, symbiosis, sexuality, and psychic unrest. Uniquely located on the golden mean between excess and deficiency, self-liberation and self-annihilation, her works are at once unruly and uncanny.

Deirdre Logue holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from Kent State University. Recent solo exhibitions of her award winning work have taken place at Open Space in Victoria, Oakville Galleries, the Images Festival in Toronto, the Berlin International Film Festival, Beyond/In Western New York, YYZ Toronto and at articule in Montreal. She was a founding member of Media City, the Executive Director of the Images Festival, Executive Director of the CFMDC and she is currently the Development Director at Vtape. Logue also directs F.A.G. Feminist Art Gallery with artist Allyson Mitchell.

Videography

Spilts

2017, 01:00 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Shakey Planey

2017, 04:53 minutes, colour, English

Set-Upset

2017, 01:29 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Nasty Catch

2017, 03:05 minutes, colour, no language

Home Office

2017, 03:33 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Healthy Place

2017, 16:37 minutes, colour, English

Double Double

2017, 05:14 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Clicks and Hisses

2017, 08:12 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Big Agnes

2017, 02:17 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Baby Lint Brush

2017, 02:30 minutes, colour, English

Ativan Drift

2017, 31:47 minutes, colour, English

(Art) Gallery

2017, 01:09 minutes, colour, no language

FAG Feminist Art Gallery Video

2014, 04:48 minutes, colour, English

Breakfast/Floss Forward

2012, 06:36 minutes, colour

Rubber Talk

2012, 05:18 minutes, colour

A Small Loving Hand

2012, 03:00 minutes, colour

Tiny Hooves

2012, 03:00 minutes, colour

Dual Lunch

2012, 11:44 minutes, colour

Eye Popper

2012, 00:58 minutes, colour

Flip Toss

2012, 11:11 minutes, colour

9:11

2012, 01:00 minutes, colour

Hobbs Obliques

2012, 08:00 minutes, colour

Velvet Crease

2012, 02:23 minutes, colour

Willow

2012, 01:13 minutes, colour

Crying with Colours

2012, 08:51 minutes, colour

Pond

2011, 04:30 minutes, colour

Path

2011, 06:10 minutes, colour

Lady and the Tramp

2011, 02:24 minutes, colour

Rough Count

2006, 60:00 minutes, colour, English

Beyond the Usual Limits: Part 3

2005, 03:33 minutes, colour, N/A

Blue

2005, 03:48 minutes, colour, N/A

Eclipse

2005, 04:38 minutes, colour, English

Worry

2005, 01:38 minutes, colour, English

Beyond the Usual Limits: Part 2

2005, 05:20 minutes, colour, N/A

Wheelie

2005, 00:56 minutes, colour, English

That Beauty

2005, 01:16 minutes, colour, English

Suckling

2005, 04:02 minutes, colour, English

Crash

2005, 01:40 minutes, colour, English

Repair

2005, 01:38 minutes, colour, English

Beyond the Usual Limits: Part 1

2005, 02:55 minutes, colour, N/A

Per Se

2005, 04:12 minutes, colour, English

Why Always Instead of Just Sometimes (Series)

2005, 32:05 minutes, colour, English

Untitled Human #1: Ride

2002, 07:00 minutes, colour / B & W, N/A

Fall

2000, 02:00 minutes, colour, no language

Milk and Cream

2000, 02:00 minutes, colour, no language

Sleep Study

2000, 02:00 minutes, colour, no language

Tape

2000, 05:00 minutes, colour, No language

Road Trip

2000, 01:00 minutes, colour

H2Oh Oh

2000, 02:00 minutes, B&W

Patch

2000, 00:40 minutes, colour

Enlightened Nonsense (Series)

2000, 22:00 minutes, colour, English

Moohead

1999, 01:00 minutes, colour

Scratch

1998, 02:00 minutes, colour, no language

Critical Writing

"Material Girls" Takes up Space at the Dunlop
by Lauren Fournier. Canadian Art, Apr 2, 2015.
Queer Women's Performance Symposium
by Laine Newman. Canadian Theatre Review, Winter 2012, v. 149.
Looking for Love in all the Right Places: Deirdre Logue
by Tracy Tidgwell. No More Potlucks, Nov. 2011, no. 18.
Barns, Brits, and Birthrights: Philip Hoffman's All Fall Down:...
by Scott Mackenzie. POV, Winter 2009, no. 76.
On Films and Videos by Deirdre Logue, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan
by Jenny Bisch. Winnipeg Film Group, 2009.
Queering Sex and Love: Queer Here videos preache free love but...
by Leah Sandals. NOW, Jan. 17, 2008, v. 27, no. 20.
Queer View
by Jon Davies. Xtra!, Mar. 27, 2008, no. 611.
Deirdre Logue: Beyond Her Usual Limits
by Matthew Hyland. Deirdre Logue: Beyond Her Usual Limits, 2008. Oakville: Oakville Galleries, 2008.
TBA:07: Event Details: The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art
by The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. PICA.org, Aug. 2007.
The Anxious Images of Deirdre Logue
by Penny McCann. Art Star 3 Video Art Biennial, 2007. Ottawa: Galerie SAW Gallery, 2007.
The Super 8: Deirdre Logue
by Unknown. FILMPRINT - The magazine of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, Nov. 2005, v. 25, no. 6.
Wong scores a highlight reel goal
by RM Vaughan. The National Post, Nov. 26, 2005.
Reel Addictive
by Adam Nayman. EYE WEEKLY, June 14, 2001, v. 10, no. 36.
Parkdale Head Trip
by Kim Linekin. Now, June 14, 2001, v. 20, no. 41.
Dream weaving: Gallery A Go Go
by Kim Fullerton. Xtra!, Oct. 5, 2000, no. 416.
YYZ Artists' Outlet: Deirdre Logue, Enlightenment Nonsense; and...
by not specified. The National Post, Oct. 7, 2000.
Enlightened Nonsense: 10 Performance Films About Repetition About...
by Karyn Sandlos and Deidre Logue. transcription from interview, 2000.
Images of Intermedia: 13th Annual Images Festival of Independeent...
by Laura U. Marks. Afterimage, July 2000, v. 28, no. 1.
Promise: Lady in the Lake: Fluid Forms of Self in Performance Video
by Kathleen P. Adams. Promise, 1999.
Man of the Year goes to Don McKellar
by John Scully. NOW, Dec. 24, 1998, v. 18, no. 17.
The Festival That Rocks: Toronto's Images Festival of Independent...
by Barbara Mainguy. The Independent, July 1997.