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PROGRAMMING: Shoreline, Sound Walk, and Listening Vessels

A free, all ages workshop conducted by Sidi Chen

Wednesday, 20 July, 4-6pm

Co-presented by Trinity Square Video & Lakeshore Arts

RSVP: karina@trinitysquarevideo.com (limited capacity)

Location: Gather at Lakeshore Arts (2422 Lake Shore Blvd West) for the collective exercise and depart to the shoreline for the sound walk (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes)

Masks will be required indoors and provided for participants.

In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, Ecologies & Cosmologies (Themed Commission 2022), artist-in-residence Sidi Chen will lead a collective breathing/listening exercise and a sound walk along the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Etobicoke. 

At the first part of the workshop, Sidi will guide an experience of active breathing and listening through a sound performance and facilitation with a vessel of resonance. With the exercise and the vessel, Sidi will lead a sound walk along the shoreline of the Etobicoke for an embodied

somatic experience of the local ecologies and community space to further understanding the relations and agencies held with the environment.

Participants will need to bring a handy container for water that you can carry around (cup, mug, glass, water bottle, etc.)

The Themed Commission is generously supported by the EQ Bank

Biographies

Sidi Chen

Sidi Chen is a traveling queer artist whose practice addresses the intersectionality of the body, community space, and the land. For the creative process, Chen empathizes the body as a unit of measurement, a vessel of relationships, a repository of experience, and an instrument for creativity. Through his interdisciplinary research crossing arts to science and social movements, Chen’s interested in how the embodied experience informs the relations and agencies of the bodies that are human, ecological, and planetary.

Sidi Chen is currently studying in the Master of Fine Arts Program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design). Chen has participated in a wide range of residencies, exhibitions, and performances in North America. He is currently working as a practicing artist, an independent arts administrator, and a community worker on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, known as Vancouver, BC.