In(site) Virtual Exhibition, Events, and Workshops at Rendezvous with Madness Festival 2021
Rendezvous With Madness Festival 2021
Presented by Workman Arts
In Person and Virtual Events until November 7
IN(SITE) Virtual Exhibition is Live
All the works from the virtual exhibition are now online on their dedicated portal at insite.workmanarts.com
The In(site) virtual exhibition will also be displayed on an interactive monitor in the front office of Workman Arts at 1025 Queen St W Suite 2400. It will be available during Box Office hours: Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM. Also, one of the pieces in the show is installed on the ground floor of the same building and can be viewed from the outside ideally after dusk.
For more information on all the projects in the exhibition see here.
VIRTUAL PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE
CLOSING DAY – Sunday, November 7, 2 PM ET
Experience a Green Gazing “Virtual Performance” where the public are invited to engage in a movement class over a virtual meeting space led by Ashley Bowa. Participants can move and see the video response the plants have to the “class”. For this presentation, please create a comfortable space to enjoy the meditation: a comfy chair or a mat on the floor. We invite you to bring nature into your space in whatever way speaks to you (e.g. a houseplant, fallen leaves, a handful of dirt, a bowl of water, etc). You will just need yourself and, if you feel like joining the movements, some space to stretch. A Q&A will follow afterword.
Green Gazing is a guided movement and meditation session that proposes a community reflection on our relationship to living things and the systemic roots of environmental degradation.
Register for the performance here.
If you require ASL interpretation, please reach out to Raine Laurent-Eugene at firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 48 hours before the performance in order for us to ensure that we are able to accommodate. Open captioning will be available.
THIRZA CUTHAND: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Wednesday, November 3, 6:30 PM ET In-Person / Until November 7 Online
Rendezvous is thrilled to be presenting a spotlight on Thirza Cuthand, a prolific artist who works across multiple disciplines to explore interconnected issues related to madness, queer identities, Indigeneity, and oh yes, sex and sexuality. Read more here.
CLOSING NIGHT FILM
World Premiere of DRUNK ON TOO MUCH LIFE by Michelle Melles
Saturday, November 6, 6:30 PM ET In-Person / Until November 7 Online
What does it mean to be normal in a world gone mad? That’s the question at the heart of writer-director Michelle Melles’ poignant documentary, Drunk on Too Much Life. The film strives to change how people perceive those with mental health issues, framing their conditions as potentially insightful gifts rather than burdensome disorders. Read more here.
DASHTE KHAMOUSH (The Wasteland) by Ahmad Bahrami
Sunday, November 7, 6 PM ET In-Person / Until November 7 Online
Ahmad Bahrami’s second film, The Wasteland, is shot with resonant black & white photography and is an incisive look at life on the outskirts of Iranian society hidden within a creative piece of storytelling that mimics the tediousness of factory work. Do not miss this beautiful and important film co-presented with the Intercultural Iranian Canadian Resource Centre.
Workshops and Professional Development Events
This year Rendezvous with Madness Festival is thrilled to present a range of workshops and professional development events for the public, arts professionals, artists and filmmakers! With the support of Warner Media Access Canada Rendezvous is offering a range of events hosted virtually and in person. View the full schedule of events here.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5
FUNDING YOUR NEXT PROJECT with Bushra Junaid and Mark Haslam, Ontario Arts Council at 1 PM (see here for more info)
DUKE AND BATTERSBY: INFERNAL GROVE STUDY GROUP at 5 PM (see here for more info)
Join the Conversation
Rendezvous with Madness has always been known for its captivating panels and Q&As and this year is no different. While many of our In Conversation events will be held virtually, the discus-sions will include artists, mental health professionals and mental health consumers who will en-gage in illuminating conversations about the intersections of self and health, the healing proper-ties of art and so much more. Join the Conversation by attending panels virtually, or on social media using the hashtags #RWMFest21 and #RWMFest.
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