Workshops: Tuesday August 28 to September 13, 2012
Installation / presentation: September 15, 2012
Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille & surrounding neighbourhood
Bring your smart-phones, iPads, cameras and/or video cameras, and get ready to see Queen West through fresh eyes.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience working with international performance artist, Cathy Gordon, to create a unique performance-video installation, Welcome To The Neighbourhood with the Queen / Bathurst community.
Welcome To The Neighbourhood investigates the question, “What does it mean to be good neighbours?” Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) is entering its 44th season, yet there are still many neighbours both old and new who we have yet to even meet. How can TPM be a better neighbour? Welcome To The Neighbourhood starts with the simple action of saying hello to our neighbours and using a variety of media to record those who are willing to say hello back. The final installation will combine over 100 images / texts and will be featured during Theatre Passe Muraille’s exciting Queen West Street Fest on September 15. The work will remain installed throughout the “Theatre Beyond Walls” season.
Initially, we’ll learn community-engagement techniques that will assist you in your role as an artistic ambassador for Theatre Passe Muraille. Then, we’ll push the limits of your creativity within the practical confines of time / budget / context as we collectively build the installation from the group’s research materials.
This intensive workshop will offer:
- Collaborative ways of working, both with each other and the community at large
- Training in basic video editing (Final Cut)
- Training in basic sound editing (WavePad)
- Skill-sharing opportunities
- Training (3 days): August 28th to August 30th : 12noon to 4pm
- Community Research (4 days): September 4th to September 7th : total of 10 hours – flexible
- Installation Creation (4 days): September 10th to 13th: total of 10 hours – flexible
Opening: September 15th
If you are aged 16 years and above and are interested in participating, please contact Rob Kempson with a short bio and a note about your interest at: email@example.com
For more about the Theatre Beyond Walls and the artist visit: http://www.passemuraille.on.ca/category/theatre-beyond-walls
Cathy Gordon Performance Artist, www.cathygordon.com
Cathy is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist who has created over forty works ranging from one minute to twelve hours, for audiences of one to many thousand. She travels extensively across Canada and the UK creating new projects, touring existing work, attending festivals, partaking in residencies and leading workshops.
Recent projects include Jardin Communautaire: a community-inspired installation commissioned by Théâtre Aux Écuries (Montreal), Movie Monster: an interactive environment for Harbourfront Centre’s HarbourKIDS that will tour Western Canada (fall 2012) and the UK (2013), and Little Big Man Remix: a new collaboration with Ulysses Castellanos and Terrance Houle commissioned by The Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts (ANDPVA) to be remounted this fall at the Dunlop Gallery (Regina) and Truck Gallery (Calgary).
This summer, Cathy is teaching in Wales for the prestigious 40th anniversary Barry Summer School with presentations at the Art Central King Square Barry Town Centre and National Eisteddfod Llandow.
Former Managing Director of The Theatre Centre and co-curator of Free Fall (2008-2010) with Franco Boni, Cathy is now the co-Artistic Director of hub14 art and performance works with Jeremy Mimnagh, Meagan O’Shea and Heidi Strauss.