+ Programming + Archives Décades + News + Publications + Support Optica + Info

Décades

Exhibition

Years
1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 |

Index of artists, authors and curators

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z |

OPTICA Fonds (Concordia University Archives)

Guidebooks to help in consulting the archives

Electronic Reproduction Fees





Adrienne Spier
From April 18th 2003 to May 24th 2003
Distribution Services

"Distribution Services" is the result of a year-long investigation into the refuse of a particular institution. The collection site, located in a former underground parking lot, consists of dumpsters grouped in a corner that are constantly filled and emptied of waste: mainlyinstitutional furniture and obsolete equipment. The resulting installation Consists of video, photographic and sculptural elements all derived from these unwanted objects.

Our understanding of institutional space comes easily. Citizens have spent many hours in schools and in the work place forming ideas about the order of the world. This order is reflected in the decor of institutions whose patterns have become as ingrained in societal consciousness as other less visible systems. Due to wear and changes in style,institutional furniture eventually becomes a storage problem and requires re-organization. In "Distribution Services", an attempt has been made to take part in the process of delaying and re-directing the storage concerns of the institution.

Adrienne Spier has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions in Toronto, Guelph and Montreal. She currently lives in Montreal and is completing her Masters in Fine Art at Concordia University.