The Free Dependent Kevin Rodgers

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The Free Dependent Kevin Rodgers

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Published by Bywater Bros. Editions, 2018
40 pages, softcover
8.5 x 5.5 inches / 21.5 x 14 cm
ISBN 978-0-9884690-9-6

Edited and designed by Kevin Rodgers

The Free Dependent is a publication based on Hannah Arendt’s 1961 book Between Past and Future, a collection of essays on freedom, education and authority. Evoking an intensive turn to the self, The Free Dependent widely references the body and philosophy: it examines the tensions between withdrawal and action, gesture and discontent. Utilizing black and white montages, the publication is comprised entirely from PDFs sourced online and scanned images. Originally developed during a residency at FLACC Belgium in 2014, iterations of The Free Dependent have been exhibited in D’un discours qui ne serait pas du semblant /Actors, networks, theories (Montreal) and Arbeid, at Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art (Belgium).

Kevin Rodgers is an artist whose varied practice examines the tensions between withdrawal (physical, spiritual, political, aesthetic) and action. He has exhibited work widely, including Central Art Garage (Ottawa), Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art (Aalst, Belgium), Dazibao (Montreal), G Gallery (Toronto), goodwater gallery (Toronto), Galerie Tatjana Pieters (Ghent, Belgium), and McIntosh Gallery (London, Ontario).