Rom 8 
Bergen 2018


Women in correctional facilities have often been subjected to menial tasks for little to no pay, such as binding bibles. Myclef Laun’s work investigates the psychological and even libidinal economy of this phenomenon. Working as a two-spirited artist, Myclef Laun’s work often considers tech-feminist responses to schematics and narrative experiences. In this installation and performance, Laun reinterprets Rachel Kushner’s  publication “Stanville” published in The New Yorker from tertiary un-American, non-male, and trans-human perspectives.

In “Reading party at Women’s Correctional Facility, Winnipeg”, Myclef Laun presents an installation and performance. Laun has wrapped the installation around columns supporting Rom 8 in an immersive installation comprising of: un- bound leather book covers, cricket bat, makeup kits, horse manure and drone. Setting up the staged exhibition topography, the work presents itself via the drone and the audience’s birds-eye view. While the drone remains dormant, the audience will take the role of Panoptes, the hundred eyed watchman of Greek mythology. The layout of materials charts a physical journey around the neutral support structures of the gallery offering a gateway from the relative familiarity and trifling of cosmetics, along an infinite pattern drawn out through the aroma of leather and manure.

The physical journey and aromatics of the installation work as primers activating minimum, medium and maximum security spheres within Laun’s physical performance. The installation’s secondary Panoptes will be awakened. Once alive, the drone’s quivering, humming and levitation will work as an oscillator freeing the schematic design of the installation.

Thanks to the Bergen Academy of the Arts, and the Canadian Council of the Arts

Michael Laundry

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Michael Laundry is an artist, curator and choreographer‭. ‬Laundry is Curator at Mikey Laundry Art Garden‭ (‬MLAG‭). Laundry often uses 3D printed sculptures and digital weaving as conceptually interrelated pieces and performative actions over one discrete artwork. ‬Laundry’s artistic practice has taken shape under the name Myclef Laun or The Avalanche Boys‭. ‬Laundry’s practice includes live site‭- ‬specific performance‭, ‬choreography‭, ‬video installations‭, ‬textile and costume design‭, ‬as well as audio installations‭.  ‬Laundry’s tech-feminist approach uses technology such as drones‭, ‬VR‭, ‬and  choreography to investigate philosophical‭, ‬political and prose fiction texts‭. ‬Laundry’s work has been shown in Vancouver‭, ‬Toronto‭, ‬New York‭, ‬Plymouth England‭, ‬Copenhagen‭, ‬Oslo‭, ‬Bergen and Kristiansand by festivals‭ ‬and venues including Gallery FELT‭, ‬Gallery Knipsu‭, ‬KRAFT, ‬Ravnedans‭, ‬Alt_CPH‭, ‬BIT Teatergarasjen‭, ‬Oslo Art Weekend‭ ‬BOA Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus‭, ‬ASLE Biennial Conference‭, ‬Plymouth‭. ‬