Internal Mapping, Drawing workshop led by Sylvie Ringer
**Registration is required**
Please register for this free event at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/164367835621
“Internal Mapping, drawing” is a 60-minute guided drawing journey exploring different techniques, the sensations of mark making, and the idea of inner landscaping. The session will include a Q&A with the artist. This free workshop is part of the exhibit “ON WALKING, ROCKS” at the Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, running August 6th, 2021 to August 31st 2021.
Sylvie Ringer and Jenni Schine are a collective of two artists (visual and sound) who create works drawing on connections between place, memory, information and social relations. Both share a practice of closely observing and listening to their immediate surroundings, which then find expressions in Jenni’s sound compositions and Sylvie’s works on paper and immersive
ON GROWING, ROCKS explores concepts of epigenetics and fertility, the information stored in the layers of our bodies and subconscious. The artists reflect on their personal experiences of single motherhood and assistive reproductive technology (ART) by using landscape as a metaphor and sound compositions through field recordings. It references the idea that mountains and rocks are holders of information: their layers contain memories of climate conditions thousands of years old as well as our remains, history, and current relationships with our environment. Similarly, the human body can be seen as a vessel containing experiences from ancestors of years back. During Covid-19, Sylvie and Jenni’s inspiration has been drawn from within, seeking landscape in dreams and memories as shapes, sounds, and stories. Sylvie in Hamburg, Germany and Jenni in Victoria/Vancouver, BC. ON
GROWING, ROCKS asks what is stored in the layers of our bodies from over a year of digging, collecting, sorting and life changing decisions.
the fifty fifty arts collective is comprised of individuals living and working on unceded and occupied First Nations Territories, specifically the lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, as well as the W̱SÁNEĆ, Sc'ianew and T'Souke First Nations.
The programming space itself is situated on Songhees and Esquimalt Territory but engages with individuals and communities across Turtle Island.
As a collective we endeavor to deepen our own understandings of how we are implicated in the history and in the present ongoing project of settler colonialism. As members of the fifty fifty arts collective we continually responsibilize ourselves to the complex kind of space that is the fifty fifty which hosts and facilitates the dissemination of the ideas and work of others.
The entrance to the fifty fifty arts collective is wheelchair accessible, however, the door is not automatic and we have no washrooms on site. A more comprehensive statement regarding our accessibility is in progress, specific questions or requests regarding accessibility can be sent to [email protected]