Alter Ego Workshop by Jean Borbridge

Sunday, May 19 12-3pm

According to Julia Kristeva the abject refers to what “disturbs identity, system, order. What does not respect borders, positions, rules. The in-between, the ambiguous, the composite”. This workshop will guide the participants in a series of exercises that examine the “in between and the ambiguous” within ourselves. We will focus on ideas of repulsion and desire that reside “outside” of our identities and what we consider to be the self. An alter ego will form through a series of guided exercises; such as automatic writing and mask making. This workshop is beneficial to those who desire new methods of self-reflection and new tools to build ideas and conceptual frameworks for art making.

Snacks Provided.

FREE! This is a free workshop associated with AceArtInc’s Cartae Open School.

No experience required! This workshop is for people of all ages.

Cover photo by: SH Sadler
https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/sh-sadler-fresh-meat-photography-300119

Group computing experimental improv workshop

Saturday, March 16

5-7pm

* A free CARTAE Open School event hosted by Davis Plett *

My recent intermedia performance work has used simple technology and computing tasks to explore what it feels like to be a body living in a world of other bodies – bodies made of flesh, text, code, and knowledge. In this experimental workshop we will embark on an adventurous intuitive emotional performative critical hilarious devastating delicious boring intellectual shallow dire bitchy EXPERIMENTAL GROUP EXPLORATION of these themes.

We will sit at our computers – in the same room but each in our own space. We will congregate on a shared Google doc. I will guide us through a number of simple computing and search-engine games and tasks. We will commit acts of administration, perform feats of pix-elation, sink into quiet doubt, climb over each other in a digital junglegym, babble bark garble and guffaw. We will see what can be made when a group of people gather twice: as bodies in a room and as bodies on the web.

NO PRIOR PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. If you’ve ever visited the internet you’re more than qualified to participate. This not a traditional performance workshop and you WON’T be asked to “create a short and humiliating solo work that you will then share with the class.”

PLEASE RSVP. Email (davisplett@gmail.com) or DM me if you want to come so I have an idea of numbers (or if you have any questions!).

PLEASE BRING:
– laptop and charger
– basic working knowledge of Google Docs

You Are Loved- Performance Art Workshop with Elise Dawson

Wednesday, May 23rd from 7-10 PM

If an artist performs alone in a forest, who validates them? Whatever your background, this three hour or however long it is workshop is an opportunity to practice performance in a supportive atmosphere.

In the first half-hour, we will engage in a generative, trust building exercise. The facilitator, Elise Dawson, will then lead us through a brief exercise designed to engage our bodies and minds. We will take a ten-minute break for water, washroom and/or cigarettes. We will then utilize fifteen minutes to conceive and practice a micro-performance which we will present in the hour remaining.

 

Please bring a writing tool and notebook.

 

Please bring:

1 object you love

1 object you hate

1 object you feel neutral towards

 

Further reading:

THIS is Performance Art by Marilyn Arsem

http://totalartjournal.com/archives/4298/this-is-performance-art/

 

Space is limited. Please contact elisefa@gmail.com to register.

 

This is a Cartae Open School Workshop: https://www.aceart.org/cartae-open-school

 

Unfortunately aceartinc. is not fully accessible. There are five stairs before reaching the elevator. Visit the website for more directions: https://www.aceart.org/contact-access#accessibility

 

Elise Dawson is an artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba where she graduated from the School of Fine Art at the University of Manitoba in 2012. Dawson’s interdisciplinary practice is informed by research, writing and collaboration. Caught between grief and self-aware humour, her work seeks to investigate loss through collective processes of vulnerability. Dawson completed the Foundation Mentorship program with Val Klassen through MAWA as well as brief mentorships with Ming Hon and Diana Thorneycroft. She presented a solo exhibition at Flux Gallery in 2016. Dawson recently completed a six-week artist residency in Puebla, Mexico in Performativity of Mortuary Rituals through Arquetopia. She is a 2017-2018 participant of aceartinc.’s CARTAE open school program and will be launching her first collection of poetry in a group exhibition Friday, June 1, 2018 at aceartinc. in Winnipeg.

Collage Workshop | Sarah Stewart

Sunday 29 April 2018

This collage workshop will focus on experimenting with the process of altering or recontextualizing found text and images to create a new work. I feel that using found text and imagery for these exercises is integral to the process as it allows for meaning and narrative to be communicated through the juxtaposition of elements that otherwise have been divorced from their intended context.

We will discuss the relationship between text and image, different ways of working with found materials, and participate in a few guided exercises which can be used as a starting point to create a small work using provided materials. This exercise can either be used to create a finished work or be used a starting point for further exploration.

Email sarah.m.j.stewart@gmail.com to confirm attendance.

This is a FREE event!

Please bring:

  • a writing utensil and paper
  • scissors
  • optional* magazines, printed materials, or any anything you wish to incorporate into a collage.

Collage materials and snacks will be provided!

I am a Winnipeg based interdisciplinary artist and designer, as I have practices as both a fine artist and as a graphic designer and I have been finding myself increasingly intrigued by the overlap between these two modes of creating work. In particular, I am interested in the ways that both art and graphic design approach communication and experimenting with various strategies across both disciplines. I generally work with mediums such as typography and text, collage, sculpture, and installation.

This is a Cartae Open School Workshop: https://www.aceart.org/cartae-open-school

SHOW&TELL with Julian K

1-3pm, Sunday, April 8th, 2018   |   aceartinc. (2-290 McDermot Avenue)   |   FREE!

Show and tell is the ultimate opportunity to present something meaningful to you. Through various exercises, participants will have the opportunity to explore their personal connection to objects. This workshop is also an opportunity to work on public presentation skills in a supportive environment. One time in elementary school, I was very nervous and said “vagina” instead of “Regina”.

You’re safe to say those words here.

Show and tell is about:

  • Identifying personal connections to objects
  • Public speaking
  • Connecting with others through sharing
  • Listening and asking questions
  • Redeeming past slip-ups…

To confirm your attendance, please email juliankirchmann1@gmail.com. Include a brief description of the item(s) you plan on bringing.

Please bring:

  • At least one object for showing
  • A notebook and pen

Snacks will be provided (good ones).

Julian Kirchmann is an interdisciplinary artist and writer living in Winnipeg, MB. His work explores identity, trauma, vulnerability, self-reflection, and miscommunication. These ideas are often explored though the use of humor and by pushing the boundaries between personal and public.

290 McDermot is not a fully accessible space, for more info please get in touch!

This is a Cartae Open School Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop with Christina Hajjar

Saturday, March 24, 1-3:30pm, aceartinc.

This creative writing workshop will be an intimate space of writing, sharing, and critical discussion around the theme of diaspora.

Participants will reflect on their own experiences of diaspora, displacement, hyphenated-Canadian identity, and/or first/early-generation Canadian identity. Any level of experience is welcome. No prior arts or writing practice is necessary.

This is a Cartae Open School workshop and it is free.

Please register by email at hajjarchristina@gmail.com with the subject line “Creative Writing Workshop.”

WORKSHOP FORMAT:

  • Writing prompts and opportunity to draft 1-3 poems

  • Reading and discussing 2 short poems together

  • Antiracist decolonial feminist framework: Our thinking and discussion around the topics of home, space, and place is grounded in an understanding that non-Indigenous peoples benefit from stolen land and from ongoing colonization. It also means that we must be critical about the way situate ourselves within systems of power.


The facilitator: I am a first-generation Lebanese-Canadian. My work is grounded in the Lebanese diaspora, thinking through my parents’ life experiences, and through my own experiences of migration, culture, and intergenerational inheritance. As a queer white-passing working-class Arab artist, writer, and organizer, I aim to be critical about my relationship with being a settler of colour. Key questions in my work include: How do migratory and displaced peoples connect to home when home is often elusive, unavailable, changed, or gone? How do non-Indigenous peoples form more ethical relationships to land that has been stolen? www.christinahajjar.com

The venue: Unfortunately aceartinc. is not fully accessible. There are five stairs before reaching the elevator. Visit the website for more directions: https://www.aceart.org/contact-access#accessibility

The Social Portrait with Michelle Panting

A Cartae Open School workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 2-3:30pm

Location: PLATFORM gallery, suite 121-100 Arthur St.

Description:

Learn more about the social and technical aspects of digital portraiture with Michelle Panting from FULL and @feministportraits. In this hour and half workshop, we will discuss:

  • helping your sitter feel comfortable
  • using found light to highlight your sitter
  • composing a portrait
  • editing for skin tone and quality in Lightroom

Please bring:

  • a camera (ANY camera will do, phone cameras and point-and-shoots welcome)
  • OPTIONAL: digital copies of 1+ portraits and your laptop

All skill levels welcomed and encouraged. PLATFORM gallery is an accessible space.

woodshop workshop

Get to know the basics of ace’s woodshop. Seth Woodyard (yes, that is his real name) will show you:

  • how to work safely and confidently
  • how to use basic power tools : circular saw, miter saw, table saw, drill/driver, power sander, nail gun
  • how to use the table saw
  • how to build a canvas stretcher
  • how to build a wooden box
  • how to build a set of wooden stilts

Generously funded by Creative Manitoba.

Free to Creative Manitoba and aceartinc. members, $25 to non-members.

Limited places available. Takes place at aceartinc.- 2-290 McDermot Ave

Register by email at: hannah_g@aceart.org

Instructor: Seth Woodyard
Born in Prince Edward Island in a geodesic dome and raised in Ottawa by his artist mother and architect turned economist father, Seth Woodyard is a multi disciplinary visual artist, and a member of the board of directors at aceart. Seth works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, video, performance and installation. He works toward bringing into dialogue ideas of home, the body, architecture, and labour. He currently lives in Winnipeg making a variety of things both aesthetic and functional.

Young Lungs Community Works-In-Progress Showing

YL Dance Exchange is holding another Works-in-Progress showing this May while we have Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright in town doing a performance project at aceartinc. and a movement workshop with YLDE. For information on the workshop see this link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/489687084488878/

May 1st – Community Works-in-progress Showing
7pm
Pay What You Can

with works by:
Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright
Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice
Rachelle Bourget
Treasure Waddell

Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright:
A Pair of Blue Jeans explores a close relationship between two figures, with movements designed to portray a sense of mirroring and deflection, extension and superimposition. There is a fated cat and mouse chase or twinning that occurs when the dancers’ bodies attempt to replicate and inevitably fail. The props in the work extend the ideas of duality as ubiquitous shapes ever transforming, providing new information that undercuts our assumptions.

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Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice:
This creation process is the first time these multidisciplinary artists have gathered together. Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice, bring their collective backgrounds of Acting, Clowning, Singing, Devised Theatre, Art Modelling, Yoga, Metis Jigging, and Contemporary Dance to their exploration of the way that experiences of change affects each of their lives.

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Rachelle Bourget:
Rachelle Bourget is a contemporary dance artist residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with an affinity for vinyl and the common houseplant. A 2012 graduate of The School of Contemporary Dancers, she has performed with many choreographers, nationally and internationally, including Zorya Arrow (Winnipeg), Riley Sims (Toronto), Treasure Waddell (Winnipeg), Odette Hyen (Winnipeg), Brent Lott (Winnipeg) and Christina Medina (Vienna). In 2014, she participated in the audition for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in Wuppertal, Germany. She has appeared for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers emerging company VERGE for three seasons, and has toured with WCD performing in Toward Light, the tribute tour for Rachel Browne. She has been commissioned to create and perform with núna (now) Canadian Icelandic Arts Convergence, presenting solo works springtrap (2011) and of dystopia (2014). She has participated in Young Lungs Dance Exchange Research Series for two sessions, creating two solo works of dystopia (2013) and ..this is happiness (2016). She has appeared in the music video 10,000 Floors for Winnipeg based band The Treble, and collaborated with Vancouver based film-maker Sarah Blondin for the short film Wise.Wild.Wonderous. Rachelle is a founding and ongoing member of Nova Dance Collective; a Winnipeg based contemporary dance company, which presented their first self full-length show Not Potatoes and Judy and the Reckless for two seasons in 2015/2016. Currently, she is preparing for her first solo show “AFTER THE CAUSE”, premiering in the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. In addition to her dance education, she holds a 200 hr YTT in Transformational Hatha Yoga, and is a member of an all vinyl DJ collective called The Vinyl Salon.
We will be organizing more works-in-progress showings over the next season. Stay tuned for information about how to get involved.
If you are dancer/artist working on movement and have something 10-20 minutes in length that you’d like to show at this May 1st evening, email younglungs.wpg@gmail.com. There is room for more.

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Treasure Waddell:
Treasure is a Winnipeg based Independant Dance Artist, Choreographer, Pranassage Practitioner and Teacher of Dance, Yoga & Pilates. Treasure has been a dance educator for many years in the Winnipeg Community. As a dance artist, Treasure has performed with Winnipeg Based Ruth Cansfield Dance Company as well as Rachel Browne, Brent Lott, Christina Medina for @tendance, Ali Robson, Brianna Stark, Peggy Baker for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and in her own choreography which includes Ordinary Acts and Pippi Longstocking,-A Story in Dance. The summer of 2014, Treasure was Apprentice Choreographer with Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. Treasure has increased her love and knowledge of dance studying in Vienna, Toronto, California, Montreal, North Carolina, New York City and Germany.

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Special thanks to:
Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers for hosting this event at Rachel Browne Theatre.
aceartinc. for bringing in Katie Lyle and Shebly Wright

Image Credit:
Original Photograph by Jessy Kitch
Photo Collage by Leigh Anne Parry