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.