White Water Gallery is seeking proposals for new site-specific performance art to be performed at this year’s Alternative Art Fair of Sudbury/Foire d’art alternatif de Sudbury (FAAS), June 14 to 17, 2023.
Every two years since 2008, FAAS has occupied and transformed a public space in the nickel city’s downtown. Invited artists are challenged to complete new works over the course of the festival and according to each edition’s concept and theme.
Organized by la Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, this year’s festival will take place from June 14 to 17, 2023, in the Donovan, temporarily occupying former businesses and simulating spaces for exhibition, conversation and sharing. The Donovan is home to many ethnocultural and marginalized groups, as well as a new wave of individuals who are moving in. This social mix gives it a unique and diverse neighborhood in the heart of the city.
The theme of this project is “Neighborhood” and it is an opportunity to rally a community, to be in solidarity with the changes it is facing and to highlight its considerable contribution. Inspired by the desire to set up a place for discussion and exchange and to propose activities of popular re-appropriation, this event is an opportunity to highlight the logic of this urban and economic system.
What is provided:
An artist fee in accordance with the CARFAC-RAAV 2023 minimum recommended fee schedule paid by WWG
Accommodations for participating artists provided by GNO
Space and time for your performative work
Clearly describe the proposed project and provide details about your spatial and material requirements, including equipment needs
Artist statement (maximum 1 page)
Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages)
Up to 10 images of previous works. You may include a link to video clips with accompanying descriptions. (max. 10 min)
*All submissions must be emailed as a single PDF email attachment (no zip files) and must not exceed 25 MB. Please do not send additional documents.
Please send queries and applications to email@example.com and indicate “FAAS 2023” in your subject line.
Deadline to submit: April 1st, 2023, 11:59 pm ET time.
Viewable March 3 – 31, 2023, in the front window of 159 Main Street East, White Water Gallery’s new location in downtown North Bay!
A fire burns. Water flushes out the chemical leak. Will a historical moment in an archived film rise to the surface?
This project looks at the formation of the national narrative through the process of selection and elimination within traditional Canadian archives, which informs the colonial histories of Canada as well as its manifestations in today’s society.
Jennifer Dysart is an archive enthusiast and filmmaker. She has an MFA from York University and is an Artist-In-Residence for the Archive/Counter-Archive group. Currently residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Jennifer is Cree on her Dad’s side from northern Manitoba, German on her Mom’s side from Alberta and grew up in BC.
soJin Chun is a Toronto-based curator/educator/artist that explores the alternative dialogues that emerge in-between cultures and disciplines. With a focus on connecting with youth, community members, and artists, her work unpacks identities and narratives that exist outside of dominant representations. soJin’s diverse art practice has been informed by her personal experience living in the Korean diaspora in Bolivia and Canada. She aims to create spaces to present contemporary art that is socially engaged and relevant to everyday communities. Collaboration is an essential part of her process as she has worked extensively with under-represented communities in Canada and South America. Through International artist residencies, soJin has developed a collaborative art practice working with local communities to resist stereotypes, gentrification and displacement. Chun has participated in international film festivals such as the Oberhausen International Film Festival (2020). She has exhibited Internationally in DIY art spaces, galleries and museums. soJin’s video works are represented by GIV (Montreal), CFMDC (Toronto) and Vtape (Toronto). Chun has a B.A. in Applied Arts from Ryerson University and a Masters in Communications and Culture from Ryerson/York Universities.
Archives of Resistance: NORTHERN MIGRATION is supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.