Upcoming Workshops

The Imaginary and the Synchronous

working with accounts of the self in performance video

Sunday 23 February 2020    1 – 5 pm 
(Registration deadline is Saturday 22 February 1 pm)

In THE IMAGINARY AND THE SYNCHRONOUS: working with accounts of the self in performance video, autobiography acts as the means to explore video performance; participants link an aspect of their life with an object/s that represents this event or characteristic, linking it to a wider socio-political platform. The structure of the workshop emphasizes the imaginary and the synchronous. This one-day workshop is split into two parts, beginning with an exploration of artists who have used video performance followed by the creation of a 'storyboard' for a performance followed by a short video performance made by each participant.  Please bring an object to work with that represents an aspect of your life – common performance objects include paper, books, a food object such as a bag of sugar (contained), feathers – the object is only limited by your imagination.  Please consider containment and cleanup issues in the studio and near the camera. 

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.

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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: 10
4 hours of instruction
$55 /member$65 /nonmember
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