The Foreshore | Workshop & Open Studio Martinez & Kreye


THE FORESHORE | Workshop + Open Studio

Saturday, March 25
Workshop 1:30 – 3:30pm 
Open Studio 4:00 – 6:00pm 
The Foreshore
Other Sights at Access Gallery
222 East Georgia Street
Vancouver BC

A workshop with Guadalupe Martinez and Zoe Kreye investigating gestures that connect materiality to necessity & Guadalupe Martinez Open Studio

Martinez and Kreye will host an afternoon of walking, collecting, and sharing where participants explore movements stemming from sensation, desire and impulse. Through simple exercises, gathering, navigating space, and utilizing objects, participants will explore how movements that connect materiality with necessity arise. Experimenting with repetition and its capability to make changes in the body, ‘movements that matter’, gestures that hold meaning and connect us to an essential, and potentially healing, sense of trust will be identified.

Activities will happen outside, wear comfortable clothes and come dressed for the weather.

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Zoe Kreye creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public. Recent projects include Our Missing Body (Western Front), FutureLoss (grunt gallery), Unlearning Walking Club (Unit Pitt), Unlearning Weekenders (Goethe Satellite Vancouver and <rotor>, Graz) and Überlebenskuns.klub (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin). Kreye completed a MFA in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and co-founded the Berlin based artist collective Process Institute. She is currently based in Vancouver and teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University.

Guadalupe Martinez is an Argentine-Canadian artist based in Vancouver. She holds a BFA from IUNA and an MFA from UBC. With the support of a BC Arts Council´s Early Career Development Grant, she is currently developing her research in Performance Art and Pedagogy. Martinez has attended residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Dorchester Projects, Elsewhere Museum, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been shown locally and internationally, including at Latitude 53, Access Gallery, The Commons, Satellite Gallery, and grunt gallery in Vancouver; Palais de Glace, Museo del Grabado, Centro Cultural San Martin and Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires, as well as in Mexico, US, and Italy.

Image credit: Guadalupe Martinez

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The Foreshore is a collaborative pursuit and shared space between Access Gallery and Other Sights. The Foreshore is inspired by the deep influence of the waterways on our cities and societies on the West Coast. As a place of unclear jurisdiction, and thus of contestation, friction, and constant movement, those who dwell in this zone must continually adapt to a changing environment. As a site it conjures histories specific to this region: narratives of trade and exchange, habitation and nourishment, resistance and violent erasure. Considering the potential of this zone as both concept and site, the project asks the following: How do we generate conditions of emergence? How can we take up space differently? How do we support unruly practices and futures?

Over the last 3 months, the storefront adjacent to Access’ gallery space at 222 East Georgia has hosted bi-weekly open discussion sessions informed by invited artists, writers, curators, and activists. Adding to this exciting program, we have launched an artist-in-residence series to provide space and time to artists interested in addressing questions of the foreshore.

www.theforeshore.org

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Other Sights for Artists’ Projects is a non-profit arts organization that develops new and unexpected exhibition platforms outside of the gallery context. Other Sights collaborates and shares resources with organizations and individuals to present artworks that consider the aesthetic, economic and regulatory conditions of public places and public life. For more information visit othersights.ca

Other Sights gratefully acknowledges the support of the British Columbia Arts Council, The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 15, and private donors without whom this project would not be possible.

www.othersights.ca

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Established as an non-profit artist-run centre in 1991, Access Gallery is platform for emergent and experimental art practices. We enable critical conversations and risk taking through new configurations of audience, artists, and community. For more information visit accessgallery.ca

Access Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, the Hamber Foundation, the Burrard Arts Foundation, the Contemporary Art Gallery, NSB Reederei, and our committed donors, members and volunteers.