14 March 2015, 13:00 - 17:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY JOHNNY FOREVER & GAMBLETRON
In collaboration with Artspace, Peterborough, ON
Narcissus Redeemed is a workshop for performance and media artists, selfie queens, vloggers, and other generators of virtual selves.
Visual artist Johnny Forever Nawracaj and sound artist Gambletron team up to facilitate a four hour group exploration Internet-based performance. The workshop will take place in two cities simultaneously, Montreal and at Artspace in Peterborough with a live stream connecting participants visually and audibly across the Internet. An introduction to the history of web-based performance art and its many contemporary permutations will lead the two groups into an interactive, intercity curatorial and performative collaboration. Each group will collaborate to create content for live projection into the gallery space of the other. The groups will take turns modifying one another's work as they explore the curatorial potential of the layered real and virtual spaces. Infinite feedback loops, exquisite corpse additive collaborations, and IRL interactions with projected figures are some of the ways participants will engage in and intervene with one another's virtual spaces. Pre-recorded performances created by participants and artists they admire may also be used to fill each gallery space with internet depths.
Participants should come prepared with solo or group performance ideas, pieces of texts to recite, props and costumes, dance moves, or simply their curiosity.
No prior experience necessary.