Robin Love: Attention is a task we share


Attention is a task we share
Robin Love

Curated by Hannah Keating

February 19 – March 27, 2021

378 Aylmer Street N
Peterborough, ON

Artspace is pleased to present Attention is a task we share, which includes three recent video works by Nogojiwanong / Peterborough based artist Robin Love, all created during her BFA at OCAD University.

In these works, Love carves out space for moments of not knowing. Her performances resist the audience’s desire for a satisfying instant of completion and bring to light how process, with all of its pauses, failures, improvisations, and revelations, can yield delightful and insightful moments of discovery. The exhibition assigns value to waiting, to effort, and to just being, and in so doing offers an alternative to capitalist modes of productivity that value outcomes over process.

Attention is a task we share also demonstrates how placing our attention is a profound act with significant consequences. In her practice, Love tries to focus and use her attention to allow for shifts in perception and, in these works, she actively makes room for multiplicity, pointing out instances where there are multiple truths, where there is ease in imperfection, and where there is confusion and clarity at the same time.

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February 26, March 5, 12 & 19, 2021

In connection with the exhibition, Robin Love is bringing together three artists from different disciplines to create an offering on breath and conscious breathing. Together with poet Brandon Wint, singer-songwriter Kyla Charter, and dance artist Nyda Kwasowsky, Love has created an online series based in a curiosity of how training with breath is central to many practices, and how coming into contact with artists from different backgrounds might offer playful ways to develop an intimacy with breath in everyday life. This workshop will be released over a series of four weeks beginning on February 26, 2021.

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Robin Love is a Nogojiwanong / Peterborough based artist working in writing, performance, and video installation. Her work investigates the space between theory and practice, between not knowing and knowing, between the virtual and the real.

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Bec Groves
Interim Director


Image: Robin Love, Things Take The Time They Take (video still), 2019.