Dragging up an Exhibition12th April 2023
Location: Online - Zoom
In this workshop we will collectively and playfully curate / conjure up an exhibition out of (found) objects taken (/brought) from y/our homes or workspaces. Through individual and collective writing, (non-scary) role play and discussion, we will explore the stories these objects might tell – alone, and in dialogue with others. We will imag[in]e these objects in different (dis)guises – [different drags] - the art object, the archival fragment, the historical artefact, the evidence, and other outfits that may emerge out of this gathering.
And then we will set them together as an exhibition, complete with interpretative texts and a collectively-written curatorial statement.
Aims of this workshop:
To show how an exhibition can be put together remotely, and collaboratively. To have fun.
To write without fear. To ask many questions about (everyday) objects. To think about them in dialogue.
About Elly Clarke
Elly Clarke is an artist interested in the performance and burden (‘the drag’) of the physical body in a digitally mediated world, as well as what Elly calls the ‘snapping-to-grid’ of templates both offline and online. Elly explores this through video, analogue and digital photography, music, community-based projects and #Sergina, a multi-bodied, border-straddling drag queen who sings and performs songs about love, lust and loneliness in the mesh of hyper-dis/connection.
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