Cindy Baker | Crash Pad

Cindy Baker | Crash Pad

Courtesy of Tangled Art + Disability
Courtesy of Tangled Art + Disability
Cindy Baker
Crash Pad
May 4 – June 16, 2018
Opening Performance | Friday, May 4, 6pm
Performances | Thursdays 5-8pm & Saturdays 12-5pm
With guests:
May 10 – Brian Webb
May 12 – Alana Gueutal
May 19 – Brian Webb
May 26 – Allison Tunis
June 2 – Jen Mesch
June 7 – Scott Smallwood
June 9 – Richard Boulet

dc3 Art Projects is excited to present Cindy Baker’s Crash Pad – an exhibition activated by durational performances throughout the course of the show about the artist’s failing, disabled, or otherwise socially taboo body.  Most of Baker’s performances are designed to be performed when the body is at its most functional, however, as an artist whose body “fails” more and more each day, Baker set out to respect this body as it is. Central to Crash Pad is a large sculptural object modelled after a single-pill blister pack, making both an uneasy resting place and a self-rocking cradle, covered in toile blue and white bedding.

Performances will take place Thursdays 5-9pm and Saturdays 12-5pm throughout the course of the exhibition, both as a solitary practice and with invited guests, and the exhibition will be accompanied by a suite of new Crash Pad prints.


Cindy Baker is an interdisciplinary and performance artist whose work is informed by a fierce commitment to community engagement and critical social inquiry. Drawing from queer theory, gender culture, fat activism and art theory, Baker’s research-based practice moves fluently between the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Baker considers context her primary medium, and works with diverse materials and techniques from the low-craft (such as latch-hooking) to digital fabrication and performance, emphasizing the theoretical, conceptual and ephemeral aspects of her work. Cindy Baker completed her MFA at the University of Lethbridge in 2014, and she lives and works between Lethbridge, AB, Canada and Edmonton, AB, Canada. 


CRASH PAD DRAWINGS, 2018
Archival print on Somerset
8 x 10 in
Edition of 11 + 2 AP’s

Crash Pad Print 15, 2018, 8 x 10 in,

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