I will be participating as a speaker in Blackwood Gallery‘s exciting two-day hybrid panel/presentation/event/talk series.
I need you.
I often perform with others in my work. Some projects feature prepped performers, while other projects ask the audience to complete the intended action. Drawing examples from Make a wish! (2007), The Kiss (2008-2011), _scape with 6 and 7 (2009-2010), and Knowhere (2011), I will talk about how needing others motivates my ideas, and how their bodies perform in my practice.
A TWO DAY HYBRID* EVENT
LED BY FOUR DISTINGUISHED GUESTS:
Michael Fernandes (artist, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design) Peggy Gale (independent curator, Toronto), Sheila Heti (writer, Toronto) and Mark Lanctôt (curator, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal). Moderated by Suzanne Carte (independent curator, New York/Toronto).
*Part-workshop, part-conference, part-crit session, part-masterclass, part pechakucha (but longer), part ignite (but longer still).
How do ideas take form? How does one embark on the process of extracting, editing and distilling an idea into a presentable format? One half of this intensive two day event (May 5–6) will be led by four distinguished guests who will model the process by which they each move from the conceptual to the final stages of a project. They will present the successes and failures of both in-progress and finished work in a series of engaging presentations.
The conference will take place on Saturday May 5 & Sunday May 6 (10am to 5pm) at the Blackwood Gallery, Kaneff Centre (UTM). You must register in advance to attend.