CONTENT FEELINGS with jes sachse and Rea Sweets

Onsite Gallery ⁠ accessible_forward
199 Richmond St W
May 8, 1–4pm

New media making workshop and slow social gathering. Inspired by Wendy Coburn’s video practice and concern with authorship and its manipulations, join artists jes sachse and Rea Sweets for a time and space of slow art, silent protest, and social media. In a time of pandemic, privatization and its discontents, how do we carve intimacy in and away from the algorithms of perpetual self/ie-censorship and surveillance? Does content get warnings because we’re not giving space and time for care? Does art dismiss healing? Does the camera come first?

This workshop is curated to include 10 paid participants. Provided for the evening will be ASL interpretation, care support and varied and soft moveable seating, a dinner, and transit fare. This workshop also welcomes digital/remote participants and will be designed in these times with sum hecka disability justice in mind. This workshop is paid because OCAD is an institution and u deserve less barriers to creative space in your community.

If you are interested in applying to the workshop, please visit the event website for more info, and complete and submit an application by Monday, April 25, 2022.

Presented by Onsite Gallery in conjunction with Fable for Tomorrow: A Survey of Works by Wendy Coburn, curated by Andrea Fatona and Caroline Seck Langill with video programming by b.h. Yael and Rebecca Garrett.

Wendy Coburn (1964–2015) was a Toronto-based artist and art educator whose studio practice included photography, sculpture, installation and video. Her multi-disciplinary work engages concerns such as human relations to land and ecologies, power relations and the construction of differences, popular culture, mental health, gender, whiteness, nationhood, and the role of images in mediating cultural difference. Her work has been exhibited and screened in galleries and festivals internationally. At OCAD University, Coburn developed the groundbreaking course “Making Gender: LBGTQ Studio” which seeks to foster greater awareness and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cultures and subcultures.