Free Performance Art and Virtual Reality Workshop

Join us for another FREE artist workshop on Saturday, February 3, 12-3 pm at WWG (159 Main St E)! A New Dimension is an interactive arts workshop combining performance art and Virtual Reality hosted by atlas gifford. It’s easy to sign up, just click here (or scan the QR code on the poster):

A New Dimension is a hybrid art workshop working in the intersection of digital and traditional media. We will be using performance art as an empowerment tool for participants to explore the theme of futurism, particularly imagining marginalized futures. What will the future of North Bay look like if we provided homeless people with adequate services? What does Indigenous self-determination look like? What does solidarity mean to you, going into the future? These questions and many more will be explored.

We will capture participants’ performances in 360 degrees (in Virtual Reality) to encourage dynamism, something that can be lacking in performance art. Participants will be encouraged to take up space to imagine and construct the future within it.

About the facilitator:

atlas gifford (fae/faer, they/them) is an artist, zinester, and writer who relocated to North Bay in 2022. atlas is a reconnecting Métis person and their art practice is dedicated to disseminating information, community-building, and play. They are also the Executive Director of silver lining media, a new non-profit organization dedicated to zine publishing and creative empowerment workshops. They are completing their degree in Social Welfare and Social Development at Nipissing University. atlas previously studied Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD University and has facilitated workshops across the GTA and in North Bay, ON.

For more information please email or call 705-476-2444.