Reynold's Atelier Workshop

Monday, March 11, 2024 18:00toFriday, March 15, 2024 17:00
Peel 3475 Seminar Room (204), 3475 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W7, CA

The Reynolds Atelier hosts one artist, writer, or creative practitioner to lead a hands-on workshop with a select group of students. These events are geared towards engaging students in the Department of English in various aspects of making and doing. They are often, but not always, accompanied by related programming that serves the larger community within and beyond the department. Previous recipients of this fellowship have included video sound performance artist Lamathilde, experimental filmmaker Malena Szlam, and nonfiction filmmaker Alan Handel.

The leader of the 2023-2024 Reynolds Atelier is artist/activist/archivist kimura byol lemoine (키무라 르뫈木村 ビヨル レムワンー) a conceptual multimedia feminist artist who works on identities (diaspora, ethnicity, colorism, post-colonialism, immigration, gender), and expresses it with calligraphy, paintings, digital images, poems, videos and collaborations. kimura*lemoine’s work has been exhibited, screened, published and supported nationally and internationally. As curator, ze has developed projects that give voice and visibility to minorities

kimura*lemoine, as a Korean-born adoptee, is co-founder of Euro-Korean League (1991, Belgium), EKL-Korea Branch (1994, S/Korea), K.O.A (Korean Overseas Adoptee, 1996, Korea), KameleonZ (1996-1996, S/Korea), KimLeePark (1998, S/Korea) G.O.A’L (1998, S/Korea), O.K.A.Y.-Books (2001-2008, S/Korea-Canada), Orientity (2004-2007, worldwide), N.O.K.I.A.A. (Network of Korean International Adoptee Artists, 2010), A.Q.A (Asians/Autochtones/Afro-descendants Queer Adoptees, 2015), and zer latest contributions to the inter-racial adoptee community is A.C.A (adoptees cultural archives, 2015) to document the history of adoptee’s culture through media and arts, K.A.R.M.A (2018, Korea), and IbyangIN (2021).

As an artist, kimura*lemoine has received grants from Montreal Arts Interculturels, Regard sur Montréal (CAM, NFB, ACIC), and the Prize PowerHouse from La Centrale, a 2018 CALQ Grant for zer writing essay project ’88 etc. Recently, kimura*lemoine screened Adoption 30 years after (ACIC-ONF/NFB), exhibited at Dazibao (Jan.-Mar., 2020, Montreal) and coordinated ‘ConnexiOnze‘ project (2020), an art residency & group show at PHI Foundation (Summer 2021), Queering Qualligraphy (2022) and POJA (2023) with the support of CCA.

Workshop: "If I was YOU: Selfying the other"

Monday March 11, 18:00-20:00
Friday, March 15, 10:00-17:00
(workshop will run all day but students must be there between 15:00-17:00)

These days, we often turn the cellphone camera on ourselves, and we consume the images others portray of themselves. As a non-conventional artist with intersectional identities, I propose a workshop to challenge these habits of self-portraiture and our assumptions about representing ourselves and others. This workshop will attempt to explore these questions through working in pairs to create portraits of other people, across different mediums (Zines, video, writing, painting, collage, digital, sound, collaboration/curating) according to the practices of the participants involved. During the 2 day workshop, you will make a portrait of your collaborator (abstract, surrealist, glitchy, etc…) within the enabling constraints of our approach. We will explore artmaking, collaboration, listening, intersectionality, respect, normativity, deconstruction etc. Through the art making process, we will learn about negotiation, power dynamics, management of ego, communication and archiving.

Open to students working with different practices. Please email ara.osterweil [at] mcgill.ca () to sign up to participate. You can visit the artist’s website here.

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