playing WITH - playing OUT
Artistic collaborators Caroline Boileau and Natasha S. Reid invite visitors to engage with a series of objects and actions that encourage playful engagement with collaboration grounded in consent and with boundary development. In creating these works, they were inspired by their participation in the Anti-Violence Project’s Understanding Consent-Based Culture workshop. Using participatory art practices, they hope to stimulate thinking and dialogue about consent and how art and art spaces can be used to address pressing societal issues and difficult knowledge.
This exhibition, titled playing WITH - playing OUT, is part of a research project conducted by Natasha S. Reid (Assistant Professor, UVic's Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction), entitled Situating a University Gallery as a Community Learning Site for Addressing Sexualized Violence. The study is investigating how participatory artistic practices can contribute to establishing a community learning location for engaging with difficult knowledge. If you choose to contribute to the artwork in this exhibition, your contributions will be included in the documentation, analysis, and dissemination of the research and will become part of the artwork. Non-identifiable photographs and videos of participants will be taken on the documentation days. As part of this research, Natasha is looking for individuals who are interested in participating in a short interview or filling in a questionnaire. If you are interested in participating in this component of the study or for more information about the project, please contact Natasha at natashareid [at] uvic.ca.
Opening: November 3 at 4-6pm
Exhibition: November 4-18; Mon-Fri: 10am-12pm & 1pm-5pm; Sat: 10am - 12pm
Panel Discussion: November 18 at 12pm -1pm
Registration required, please email natashareid [at] uvic.ca