Taking its name from something that whirls, coils, or spirals or whose form suggests such movement, and the concentric arrangement of a snail’s shell, Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to present “whorl,” a public artist talk and contemporary art workshop series featuring Nadia Chaney (Kanata, Canada) and Zoe Kreye (Vancouver, Canada). Learn more about the series + the artists below ~~~
To begin the series, Chaney and Kreye will present an online artist talk on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM PST. The event will introduce the public and workshop participants to the artists and their respective practices. A short Q&A period will follow the talks, which will touch on the overlapping and divergent threads in their work.
~ workshops ~
The workshops are two-hours in length each and provide participatory engagements with contemporary art discourses and practices to encourage non-linear curiosity in your creative approaches.
whorl is a contemporary art series that invites the public and artists of all stages and backgrounds to engage in intensive artistic mentorship on the topics of embodiment, somatics, and performance practice.
Register to attend via Google Form links. Learn more about each workshop below.
~ workshop #1 w/Nadia Chaney ~
Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM Nadia Chaney Registration fee: $20; Register via Google Form
In this workshop you will be welcomed to the Time Zone Research Lab archive! We use an intuitive process called Web Walking to trip lightly through the recordings of 102 daylong conversations about Time and Temporality. We will punctuate the Web Walking with silence (for making) and elongate its strands with whatever thoughts, bidden and unbidden, occur to us. The art of deep listening and tentacular thinking. You can expect to leave with a short work in a medium of your choice that is an open investigation of an aspect of Time and Temporality. You are encouraged to join the Time Zone anytime before or after the workshop.
~ workshop #2 w/Zoe Kreye~
Friday, April 28, 2023 @ 1:00 – 3:30 PM Zoe Kreye Registration fee: $20; Register via Google Form
Zoe Kreye is an interdisciplinary artist whose performance and installation work engages audiences in participatory and embodied happenings. Her focus on motherhood, grief, and the experience of loss in the body are activated through painting, tapestry, and ceramic works, alongside her somatic and bodywork practices. Kreye’s workshop will invite participants to engage in a series of movements to engage with drawing and sculpture through somatic practices.