Skool 2014 – Summer Research Residency

skool 2014

Skool 2014 – Summer Research Residency – From June 9 to August 22, 2014

Press release

With: Tim Messeiller, Santiago Tavera, Christine Garvey, Matthew-Robin Nye, Cameron Forbes, Beth Frey

SKOOL is a paid paid 10-week internship for a temporary administrative team. This program is addressed to full-time university students. By transforming the centre into a learning venue, the program aims to provide the time, space and resources required to acquire organizational experience in a professional artistic context. Under the supervision of a mentor, participants will conceive, plan, and organize programming or research projects on a particular issue in contemporary art.

SKOOL 2014, Marking Space: A Drawing Research Lab

This multi-faceted artist residency will examine contemporary issues in drawing, transforming Skol into an active place for learning, making, and collaborating.
Historically drawing has been primarily recognized as a preparatory tool, an aid to planning and making within other mediums. In recent years, there has been a shift, presenting a new found interest in drawing as an agile and expressive medium in its own right. Drawing has been investigated as a performative tool, a medium for mapping, a collaborative action, and a critical form of research. Throughout the summer, the SKOOL team will examine their own diverse approaches to drawing through activities including discussions, workshops, and a publication.

The Drawing research lab will be open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-4pm. All workshop and events are on Thursday from 5-7pm.

June 19th – Workshop 1: Shadow Mapping : Light in Space
June 26th – Workshop 2: Translating Projections – 2D/3D digital and analogue July 3rd – Workshop 3: Body, Mark, and Skill: Body as Drawing Device
July 10th – Workshop 4: Homage and Observation: Enacting Sight
July 17th – Workshop 5: Collected Images: Collage and Drawing
July 24th – Workshop 6: Desire Lines : Performing Blueprints
July 31st – Workshop 7: What Happens to a Line When it Leaves the Page? August 7th – Debate: Drawing the Line: Politics, Pedagogy & Trace Making August 14th – Closing Event: Surprise Party Finissage + Publication Launch

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