The Imaginary and the Synchronous

Accounts of the Self in Video Performance

Sunday 7 November 2021    1:30 – 3 pm 
part 2: Sunday 14 November 2021    1:30 – 3 pm
(Registration deadline is Saturday 6 November 1:30 pm)

In this online workshop of The Imaginary and the Synchronous: Account of the Self in Video Performance, autobiography is used as the means to explore Video Performance. As the starting off point, an object/s that represents an aspect of your life will be linked to this event or characteristic-connecting it to a wider socio-political platform. In this 2-part workshop, Irene will present an overview of her Video Performance then each other’s object/s and the context surrounding the object/s will be explored. Participants will shoot videos at home with their cell phone cameras; tech advice will be provided.  After uploading the video, participants will return the following week to view each other’s video and discuss the impact of the process and results. Unique opportunity, not to be missed.

To register email [email protected]

To be registered, you must be paid up in full. Accepted Payment: Visa, Mastercard, via phone; cash or debit accepted in-person. Cancellation 5 business days prior to workshop; NO REFUNDS GIVEN for CANCELLATIONS made with less than 5 business day

Trinity Square Video is committed to providing an equitable and barrier-free space. If you are unable to afford these workshops, please reach out [email protected] to procure a barrier-free spot.

Trinity Square Video’s workshops may be subject to changes in the schedule, instructor, or content. If so, Trinity will refund full workshop payment to participants who are unable to make the rescheduled dates or should the program be cancelled. Workshop registrants will be notified in advance of any changes or cancellations.

Image Credit: Irene Loughlin rich 2008 washington square ny photo Ana Teixeira 2009
Instructor: Irene Loughlin


Irene Loughlin is an artist, writer, and cultural worker. She holds an MVS from the University of Toronto, a BFA from Simon Fraser University, and is an alumni of OCAD. Her art practice and research interests centre upon investigations from a resistant, neurodivergent perspective.  She works with visual imagery that comments upon our contemporary emotive discourse. Loughlin has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including Through a Window: Visual Art and SFU 1965-2015 Audain Gallery, Vancouver (2015), Westbeth Gallery, Transforming Community: Disability, Diversity and Access NY (2015) and The Month of Performance Art, Berlin (2014). She has been awarded the Lynch Staunton Award, Canada Council for the Arts, for mid-career, interdisciplinary practice and a SSHRC Masters Level Scholarship.  She has presented art and writing at the Disability Culture Symposium (University of Michigan), the UAAC Conference (OCAD University, Toronto) and the Performance Studies International Conference (New York University). She is the author of numerous articles, essays and conference proceedings, including publications in Mousse magazine (Milan) and Fillip (Vancouver).

Location: Trinity Square Video
Category: Presentation – Theoretical
Maximum Capacity: 30
3 hours of instruction in 2 parts
$10 /member$20 /nonmember

To Register: email [email protected] .