Sep 24, noon - at ARTSPACE
In this workshop, each participant will write their own manifesto. The goal of this workshop is to inspire political awareness and action by looking at the rich history of artist manifestoes.
Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Her work is held in the Indigenous Art Center Collection in Gatineau, Quebec. In 2016, Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance. She is the recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts International Residency in Santa Fe, New Mexico U.S.A.
[in]SITES is a new site-specific performance series presented by Public Energy, Artspace, the Art Gallery of Peterborough and ReFrame Film Festival in Peterborough, Ontario. The goal of [in]Sites is to open up dialogues around the relationship between performance, site, and contemporary art practices. For more information about [in]SITES please visit: http://www.publicenergy.ca/season-list-3/2017-07-10-18-42-16