Posted by Warehouse9
Mediated Intimacy is a workshop for reflecting on the past year of digital connectivity and an opportunity to collaborate on an original video piece.
The Covid-19 pandemic has radically altered the ways we create and experience intimacy. This workshop is an opportunity to reflect on the past year of physical isolation and digital connectivity. What have we learned about the potential of digital space? What affect lingers in the realms of social, sexual, creative, and domestic? What are the surprises? How are we processing a mediated experience of global trauma, public health crisis, widespread inequity, and massive social uprisings? Where are the boundaries between personal and professional/public space? What things have brought joy and pleasure into our lives during this time? Together, we will reflect on navigating digital space over the past year, bear witness to each other’s process, and create a new work unique to the group. Sessions are structured with a mix of rest and reflection, individual and group play, talking and listening, writing and movement. Participants will work collaboratively to produce an original video piece from the content of their reflection and activities. No previous movement training, performance experience, or collaborative work is required.
ABOUT KRIS GREY
Kris Grey is a transgender artist who uses their body as raw material, often presenting themselves in states of extreme vulnerability as an invitation to experience transcendence or discover hidden queer histories. Grey’s cultural work includes curatorial projects, performance, writing, and studio production in ceramics. Grey has been a resident artist at the Bronx Museum, Fire Island Artist Residency, ANTI Festival for Contemporary Art, International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson. Grey earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University
The workshop will be delivered in English online via Zoom. Closed captions via Otter.ai will be provided. Other access requirements can be arranged upon request when booking.
Open to all. No previous movement training, performance experience, or collaborative work is required.
9 – 11 June 2021 – evenings (CET).
Photo: Greenhouse from the Wave Hill Procession series, 2017, Digital C Print, 20×30 inches, courtesy the artist in collaboration with Maya Ciarrocchi