scenographies of site-writing

The residency workshops will explore the performative and scenographic potential of site-writing. Registration for workshops is closed. Drop by 4th Space at Concordia to see what we are up to, 10h-13h daily between November 7-11th. 

Site-writing with Jane Rendell
November 7, 10h-13h

Site-writing as Activism
with Amanda 
Gutiérrez &
Collages Féministes Montréal
November 8, 10h-13h

Oralities of Site-writing
"embodied transmissions"
with Martín Rodríguez
November 9, 10h-13h

3D Scanning as Site-writing Practice
with Kévin
November 10, 10h-13h


In this workshop we will collectively delve into the political actions, methodologies, and ethical principles of the local and international wheat paste. Two members of the Collages Féministes Montréal will share reflections and practical approaches on the history of the creation of the collective, its values and missions, reflections on the organization of street-level political action using linguistic collage, and the collective creation of tactical urbanism to embrace the streets for political pronunciation. The practical side of the workshop will focus on the creation of phrases, wheat-paste making, and crucial practical steps for collective and performative actions.

The goal of this ears-on/hands-on workshop is for participants to explore radio as a medium for making art. This workshop will introduce participants to an embodied transmission, a conceptual framework that examines radio’s ability to carry presence through space and time, allowing us to embark with a broadcast through our corporeal and mental environment. Through the construction of our own AM transmitters, we will explore how radio can speak to place and contribute to an understanding for deciphering complex socio-political topics. 

In this workshop we will explore the situated aspects of writing, discovering spatial possibilities in the ideological, emotional, material and poetics of textual constructions. A short talk and discussion introducing the practice of ‘site-writing’, will be followed by a series of short open-ended and experimental writing exercises – sole and collaborative – resulting in some textual compositions.

This workshop invites participants to work in groups and to undertake a series of site-writing explorations with 3D scanning technology (step-by-step instructions provided) and to collectively experiment. We will be working with the theme of ‘the border’ within the specific context of 4th Space. Participants will work with 3D scanning as a critical and scenographic strategy for engaging with relations of power between matter, identity, architecture, and urban policies. Tackled as an experimental and collective moment, the workshop will specifically delve into the potential for site-writing with 3D scanning to make legible and tactile new atmospheres of place.

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