With imagination and fiction as tools, the Futureless group exhibition at SomoS presents the myriad possibilities of queer/feminist futures within our increasingly digitized and ecologically precarious planet. As part of the program of Futureless, interdisciplinary artist Eddy Levin hosts two free workshops in which participants collectively engage with a set of sculptural objects produced by Max Puorro, Helah Cooper & Danielle Magee. In "Meandering, articulations and resonance", the artists hold space in the present with an eye to the future, using queer performative methods to build skills that foster more empathic and caring ways of being.
As artists all either on the autism spectrum or diagnosed with ADHD, in “Meandering, articulations and resonance”, Levin, Puorro, Cooper & Magee envisage unconventional and gentle forms of behavior - thinking-through-doing - as strategies to celebrate rather than stigmatize neurological divergence. The sculptures around which the workshop is based are playful, unconventional objects, installed in the gallery space throughout the exhibition.
Contextualized by a historical period in which social isolation and distance are not only common, but perhaps unavoidable, Levin, Puorro, Cooper & Magee draw upon queer-feminist frameworks of care to reapproach and rethink communication and exchange. With performative and participatory tools at hand, ‘Meandering, articulations and resonance’ provides a space in which sculptures become tools for collectively building new behavioral and neurological pathways. Having played and experimented under the guide of Levin, participants may walk away from this workshop and apply these perspectives to objects and environments in their everyday life.
“Meandering, articulations and resonance” will consist of two separate workshops on September 30 and October 1, 7-8:30pm on both evenings.
Workshop price: free
Trans, non-binary and neurodivergent participants are especially welcome, with free spots being allocated to other participants when available.
Max 6 participants for each workshop
Masks and social distancing required
Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT FACILITATOR EDDY LEVIN
Eddy Levin is a white, trans/non-binary sound and performance artist whose interdisciplinary approach is fueled by collaboration, improvisation and a commitment to listening. As a facilitator, they guide collective experience through somatic and playful exercises, gathered and modified over time. “Meandering, articulations and resonance” stems from a project Levin developed with Canadian visual artist, Helah Cooper titled SWITCHES + LINKS that was presented in Toronto, Halifax, Parrsborro, Prince Edward Island and Berlin.
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