Scrivener’s Monthly: Sondra Perry Performing “Lineage for a Multiple-Monitor Workstation: Number One”

Apr 13, 2017



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


7:00 p.m.


Lineage for a Multiple-Monitor Workstation: Number One (2015) is a two-channel video by Sondra Perry. The twenty-six-minute work features various members of Perry’s family cast as themselves in a fragmented, multi-threaded narrative that centers on both real and imagined familial lore. Presented across layered windows on a laptop home screen, Perry’s work digs through the messy and complicated way that images function in constructing identity.

For Scrivener’s Monthly, Perry presented Lineage for a Multiple-Monitor Workstation as a single-channel projection in the Grand Luxe Hall, accompanied by a performative lecture in which she reflected and expanded on the content, references, and processes that went into making her semi-autobiographical video portrait.

Scrivener’s Monthly was a series of public presentations that explored the space between material practices and spoken words. Set alongside exhibitions at Western Front, this experiment in “not publishing” involved readings, performances, and other articulations.


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artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.