We invite you to join us for an evening talk with Annette Hegel, the Museum’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence. She will be discussing her exhibition Now You See Me…

Now You See Me… is a multi-channel video projection that delves into the many forms of camouflage of NATO missile launch pads in the midst of civilian populations during the Cold War. Most of the time completely hidden from view, at times revealed, these massive installations evoked both, fear and wonder. The site-specific projection interweaves editorial footage and images from the Diefenbunker archive with creative video.

Annette will give a talk October 18th at 7pm followed by a wine and cheese reception. Optional guided tours of the Museum will be offered at 6pm. Space is limited.

RSVP by email: events@diefenbunker.ca or phone 613-839-0007.

About the Artist
My artistic work – in all its assorted strategic forms that it takes – comes from a place of tradition of emphasis on a socio-critical art culture. Social and cultural political themes are at the centre, addressing local as well as metanational conditions. This approach has been deeply shaped by spending formative years as an artist – and human being – in the mid-eighties in West Berlin, at a time of great cultural and political flux, that eventually led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. I co-founded the artist collective that ran the “Weiße Gallerie” (White Gallery), a group of artists that made it their focus to comment on the plethora of political and social issues of the decade, that were amplified by the circumstances of Berlin’s role in German and World politics during the last days of the Cold War. Moving between abstraction and representation, images in my work offer a broad spectrum from an emotional to a rational connection with the viewer, playing with intimacy and creating distance at the same time – allowing for an almost meditative opportunity to fill in the blanks. In the greater abstract, my work plays with the concepts of place, identity and the mechanisms of building cohesive and distinct communities in the face of displacement and persistent forces of assimilation. Meticulous research always preceeds my production phases. I draw on all media for my work, often combining visual arts and media arts elements.

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