Artist Statement

Mixed Media (2012, 2014, 2015)

In this body of work, Stone alters and re-purposes five obsolete mechanical devices. Each device in the series significantly contributed to reengineering the conditions of everyday life and anticipated the changes associated with digital technologies. Stone’s alterations destabilize the meaning of the original objects. The viewer is drawn into a conversation about change and renewal through the disruption of place, time, and intention, and points to the objects and concepts left behind.

  • Reva Stone’s work is concerned with an examination of the mediation between our bodies and the technologies that are altering how we interact with the world. She engages with a variety of forms of digital technologies to initiate discourses about how biotechnological and robotic practices impact upon the very nature of being human. She has received many awards including the 2015 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and an honorable mention from Life 5.0, Art & Artifi cial Life International Competition, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain. She has exhibited widely in Canada, the US and Europe. She lives in Winnipeg, Canada.

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