A WORKSHOP WITH GUADALUPE MARTINEZ AND ZOE KREYE INVESTIGATING GESTURES THAT CONNECT MATERIALITY TO NECESSITY
Saturday March 25
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Other Sights at Access Gallery
222 East Georgia, Vancouver BC
Martinez and Kreye will host an afternoon of walking, collecting, and sharing in which 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.
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). She 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 credits: Jen Weih