Curatorial Incubator v.13: On Shoulders

Curatorial Incubator v.13: On Shoulders

Curated by Erin MacMillan
January 29 – February 18, 2016

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 29th, 2016, 6-8pm
(Screening 6:30pm follow by a q&a with the curator)


On Shoulders

This year, The Curatorial Incubator, v.13 – The Job of Life asked emerging curators to consider the changing environment we call “work”. Banal or exhilarating, fully public or deeply domestic, work is all around us. Each has done extensive research in the Vtape holdings and beyond to assemble their challenging programs of media artworks.

We continue this year’s Curatorial Incubator with Erin MacMillan’s consideration of the unpaid work that must be performed outside of the formal economy in order to sustain and reproduce ourselves.

Maintenance… can take much of our energies, but the persistence and creativity of our practices of self-sustenance can fuel our resolve as we strive to grasp and transform the relationship between maintenance and freedom.

Erin MacMillan

Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975), 06:09.
Corinna Schnitt’s Hello Ms. Schnitt/Schönen, guten Tag (1995), 05.00.
John Greyson’s Motet for Zackie (2003), 08:00.
Marion McMahon’s Nursing History (1986), 10:00.
Rehab Nazzal’s A Night at Home (2009), 04:00.
Dana Claxton’s Hope (2007), 09:51.


image above from Motet For Zackie by John Greyson.

Erin MacMillan is a writer and arts administrator living in London Ontario, where she is currently involved with community-based initiatives that defend public services while envisioning alternatives to austerity and privatization. She has previously worked for the Cape Breton University Art Gallery (NS) and OCADU, and has participated in several residencies including those at the Banff Centre for the Arts (AB) and the New York Studio Residency Program at Parsons/The New School (NY).