Meeting + Screening + Exhibition + Artist Talk + Party

Arts Intersections

Sound, Media and Disibility

Fri 16 August 2019
6 - 9 pm

Charles Street Video is proud to present a night with media artists lwrds and Stefana Fratila. Please join us, as they lead participants through an artist talk followed by a workshop.

Participants of the workshop are encouraged to bring ideas they are developing for a media-based work so that, as a group, they can discuss how to create work and installations that are more accessible to different bodies.

This event is free and everyone is welcome to participate in the workshop.

Artist Talk: 6pm - 7pm
Workshop: 7:30pm - 9pm

Art Intersections Meetup is a meeting place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world. Digital culture, social media and networks encourage new ways of storytelling, image making, idea sharing and collaboration. This Meetup celebrates artists and innovators who are embracing change leading the next wave of creativity.

lwrds (pronounced ‘lords’) is an interdisciplinary artist developing critically-engaged work that celebrates and centers the liberation of 2-Spirit, non-binary, queer, trans, intersex, Black, Indigenous, racialized, and invisibilized peoples everywhere. lwrds’ work responds to their personal journey of healing sexual trauma at the intersections of gender variance, blackness and indigeneity (complicated by an imposed latinidad they reject due to its colonial underpinnings), and disability for reasons of neurodivergence and chronic illness. A born storyteller with a deep commitment to healing personal and collective traumas, their material approach is an intuitive process of learning with other non-human beings, valuing energetic exchanges with all that exists.

Stefana Fratila:
Stefana Fratila is a Romanian-born, Toronto-based artist, DJ and writer. Her work examines the act of bearing witness through public interventions, performances, sound and video installations. Interested in interrogating the relationship between memory and the body, she often incorporates her own experiences with disability and chronic illness. Her current work focuses on how sound waves might be perceived by human ears as they travel through the different atmospheres of our solar system and will culminate in eight open-source VST plug-ins created for digital audio workstations (DAWs).

*At TMAC all events and offices are located on the second and third floors, accessible via an elevator just inside the entrance. Interior galleries and event spaces are barrier-free. Visit the TMAC website for additional policies on accessibility.
*ASL available upon request.
*If you have any accessibility concerns, please contact us at workshops@charlesstreetvideo.com, or 416-603-6564, for further information about support.

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