Landscape of Hope – Remixing the MMFA

Concordia University graduate students in drama therapy, visual arts and sound studies are inviting graduate and undergraduate students from Concordia University to experience and reinterpret the museum collection through sense mapping, response art, sound collecting and remixing workshops which will run from Tuesday, November 19 to Friday, November 22, 2019.

The event includes three distinct workshops on three consecutive days. The first, Senses Remixed, with Ehsan Akbari (Art Education, Concordia University) will feature sensory walks, sense mapping and mobile photography. These activities invite participants to observe, notice and interpret the spaces of the museum and to learn from and about each other by sharing images, maps and observations. The second, Embodying Resilience, with Olivia Morson and Whitney Slipp (Creative Arts Therapies, Concordia University) explores hope, despair, and resilience as it intersects with the museum’s collection. Participants will be asked to embody and observe resilience with regards to the collections at the MMFA by producing their own form of ‘response art.’ The third and final workshop, Re-imagining MMFA with Julien Younes and Dezy Nair (Communications Studies, Concordia University) aims to recreate the MMFA space through a collaborative remix. Participants are invited to explore the exhibits around the museum with a conscious ear, and collect sounds using iPhones or recorders with the intent of manipulating them afterwards with various pieces of gear.

Via the Plural app developed by Project Someone, attendees will be guided in gathering their impressions of the Museum collections and transforming their media into ephemeral installations addressing themes of hope, despair and resilience. The fourth and final day will include a combined reflection and improvisation with the participation of all attendees.

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