Gerardo Montiel Klint is one of the most important photographers in Mexico. His work is part of museums and collections all over the world. Montiel Klint designed an immersive experience for our ICE series, called Photography & Sound. Participants will explore synesthesia as part of the photo creative process.
We’re very excited to announce that Santee Smith, Artistic Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, will conduct an immersive workshop in Tepoztlán Mexico. This is an amazing opportunity to collaborate with one of the most important Canadian contemporary choreographers. Tepoztlán is a magical village situated by Tepozteco Mountain. Sign up now to attend to this unique event, to be held on April 22 -27, 2019.
In our digitized and mediated world, this workshop will target the sounds of the human voice as the prime source material for creative play. Inexorably linked with communication, voice is an instrument of tremendous subtlety, power, and universality – and readily available to record, manipulate, and emanate or broadcast.
Heather Nicol’s site-specific installations include Toronto’s Allen Lambert Galleria (Arts Brookfield Canada), Union Station (Nuit Blanche), Ontario Place and “Planet Storage” (Art Spin), New York City’s Winter Garden (Arts Brookfield USA), the BAM Harvey Theatre and Sculpture Center at Roosevelt Island. In Europe her installations have been presented in Berlin (ZK/U, Kunstlerhaus Betanien, and Scotty) and in Milly, France at Chateau de Courances. Her interest in site-conditions have extended into independent curatorial projects held in decommissioned, underutilized, repurposed and educational locations, and have fostered opportunities for large groups of artists working across a wide range of disciplines.
Sign up for our Ways of Listening Workshop. This will be a unique five-day hands-on experience conducted by interdisciplinary artist Heather Nicol.
In this workshop, participants will explore deep listening through sonic experimentation, audio recording, sound editing, and playback. The workshop will culminate in a devised multi-channel sound installation created by the group. Actors, artists, vocalists, theatre devisors, podcasters, musicians, as well as technicians, researchers, and curious minds are welcome.
Nicolás Pereda invited us to watch his short film El Palacio (The Palace) in preparation to our coming Film & Collectivity workshop, to be held on May 23-27. El Palacio opens up the possibility of seeing what is normally not seeing by society. The view is crude and compassionate at the same time.
Margo Glantz during our Music & Narrative workshop
Visual artist and educator Elizabeth Greisman talks about her experience with ICE Immersion Series.
Acclaimed novelist, Francisco Goldman conducted a one-day workshop as part of our ICE Immersion Series. His book, The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop? was selected a New York Times Notable Book. He is a collaborator for The New Yorker an the New York Times Magazine. Francisco Goldman will reflect about "auto-fiction" and ways to integrate biographical elements into a novel. This workshop was held on September 28, 2017.
On our third ICE Immersion workshop, participants created a group of characters to express ideas regarding collectivity.
Our third ICE Immersion series was conducted by writer and professor Eva-Lynn Jagoe and Public Studio artists and founders: filmmaker Elle Flanders and architect Tamira Sawatzky.
“Art and Collectivity" was a multidisciplinary workshop that seeks to engage in artistic praxis around questions of social justice, environment, and political ideologies. Visual artists, activists, writers, city dwellers, and social media users are all invited to participate in this 3-day workshop in which we will share our ideas and practices of living in this moment and this landscape.
How can we rethink our own capacities, not as individuals, but as potential members of a collectivity, to create, contribute, and collaborate with each other? Participants will draw from their particular areas of expertise or interest to contribute to the group, but will also be pushed to think beyond their own disciplinary boundaries. This workshop is not about individual self-expression, but about solidarity, about collective power and collective artistic expression.
Mexican artist, Gustavo Artigas conducted a three day immersion experience, focused on the suppression of elemental works of art to rediscover expression possibilities, as well as a way to challenge contemporary art mechanisms. Artigas’ work has examined complex social relationships by presenting situations, often rooted in disaster, which are structured as interventions, scenarios, interactive situations and games. His works have been shown in international forums such as the Venice Art Biennale, Havana Biennale and Liverpool Biennale.
Eva-Lynn Jagoe and Victoria McKenzie presented Spooning piece during our inaugural ICE Immersion Series, Art & Orthopaedics. Spooning piece is part of Ten Thousand Arms for Bellatin, a collective publication that includes the work of more than 50 artists around the world.
Susan Antebi's work is part of "Ten Thousand Arms for Bellatin", a collective response by more than 50 artists around the world to first ICE Immersion Series, "Art & Orthopaedics", conducted in Toronto by Mario Bellatin, Daniel Canty and Susan Antebi.