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Workshop: I Don’t Know When Paradise Is: History as Artistic Material

October 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:Carleton University Art Gallery
Audience:Current Students
Key Contact:Fiona Wright
Contact Email:fiona.wright@carleton.ca
Contact Phone:613-520-2600 x4219

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is an artist and diarist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His artistic gestures in sound, video and text contemplate the history of song and the gender of voices, the rendering of love and emotion into language, and the resurrection and manipulation of voices – sung, spoken or screamed.

He will be leading an inter-disciplinary workshop for up to 15 Carleton students Friday 13 October at CUAG from 10 am – 1pm, exploring history as an artistic material.

If you would like to sign up, please contact Fiona Wright at fiona.wright@carleton.ca. Feel free to circulate this info to other potentially interested Carleton students. Workshop is capped at 15 students and one has to sign up with Fiona, first come, first served.

Description:

I Don’t Know When Paradise Is: History as Artistic Material

This workshop addresses the impulse to work with history as artistic material. Approaches to, and the ethics of, re-making and re-interpreting artworks, events, ideas and identities from »the past« will be explored through discussion, writing and creative exercises.

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is an artist and diarist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His artistic gestures in sound, video and text contemplate the history of song and the gender of voices, the rendering of love and emotion into language, and the resurrection and manipulation of voices – sung, spoken or screamed. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors and sirens. His work is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the Polin Museum for Jewish History, Warsaw and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. www.nemerofsky.ca

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