"Luminous Bodies" Residency 2017
Programmed Art Residency
Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Canada
Facilitator, Teresa Ascencao
NEW Program Dates: October 23 – November 6, 2017
NEW Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017
Cost: $890 for shared accommodation or $1090 for private bedroom, plus HST.
(package includes accommodation, large shared studio, workshop facilitation,
programming, and an exhibition)
Luminous Bodies is a two-week residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body. Its objective is to challenge “normativity” and Otherness. Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in most inclusive and diverse ways.
Resident artist talks, gallery tours, visual and textual references, guest artist talks, and regular critiques (individual with Facilitator and group critiques) help uncover how our bodies are culturally and aesthetically constructed, displayed and controlled.
Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that reinvent the body through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance, installation, sound art, media art, etc. There will be a closing exhibition of artworks created during the residency (if preferred, artists may show in open studio fashion).
The essence of Luminous Bodies is about bringing to light heterogeneous bodies. It welcomes people in all walks of life into a creative journey of critical innovation and self-discovery. People with disabilities, people of colour and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply.
Artscape Gibraltar Point is an artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island. It offers a distraction-free environment to focus on art creation, and a rich potential for the creation of corporeal artworks amongst its blue-flag beaches (one of them being clothing optional) and natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests and gardens filled with flowers, fruit and vegetables.
On the island, there are tiny quaint homes, a historic lighthouse, a hobby farm and antique
Cozy up in a furnished studio and bedroom, and enjoy amenities such as a fully equipped common kitchen, shared bathrooms, laundry facilities and wireless Internet. AGP is a barrier free and inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.
Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist whose work toys with social forces that shape gender, seduction, consumption, and class. She was born to Azorean parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada at a young age. Ascencao holds a Graphic Design Diploma from Humber College and graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto’s Honours Fine Art Studio program. She holds an MFA specializing in Media Art and Sex-Positive Feminism from OCAD University. Ascencao’s work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. She lives and works in Toronto and teaches at OCADU.
Luminous Bodies prices include sleeping quarters, large shared studio, facilitation, programming and exhibition.
Arrivals are on October 23 from 1pm to 3pm, and departures on November 6 before 11am. For more information visit LuminousBodies.com or contact Teresa Ascencao at info@LuminousBodies.com. To apply, fill out the online form: http://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/book-a-residency// (*include your website or link to your work, and indicate you are applying to Luminous Bodies).
Awakening: Earth-Based Spirituality & Art
Awakening: Earth-based Spirituality & Art
Facilitator: Monica Bodirsky
NEW Dates: September 21 - October 1, 2017
NEW Submission Deadline: July 17, 2017
Cost: 900 + HST for Private Room & Shared Studio, $750 + HST for a Shared Room and Shared Studio
Now in it's second year, Awakenings is a ten day thematic residency that provides a sacred and inspirational space to explore creativity and intuition within the framework of earth-based spirituality. The objective is to engage holistic practices that connect mind, body and spirit with the self and environment. The goal is to incorporate metaphysical practices within the arts and examine how this knowledge has been viewed historically as well as how current views can be integrated, disrupted or altered.
Providing a sacred & inspiring space to explore creativity within an earth-based spiritual practice.
Topics such as, herbalism, mindfulness, shamanism, divination, and ritual, will be viewed from a variety of perspectives including; pop culture, psychology, alchemy, theology, history, and, post-colonial discourse. Along with programmed time, residents also have free time to work individually or collaboratively in a studio. Methods of art making can be visual, time-based, photography, craft, writing, music, dance or performance art. Supportive discussions of residents’ work in progress occur on a regular basis.
Monica Bodirsky is an artist, writer, creativity coach and faculty at OCAD University in Toronto.
To apply, fill out the online form: http://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/book-a-residency//
*include your website or link to your work, and indicate you are applying to Awakenings 2017*.