04.08.17 Workshop: Intro to Video Art with Gillian Dykeman

Saturday, April 8th from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Third Space, 407-89 Canterbury Street
Workshop is free but space is limited. Email Third Space to sign up.

Workshop Details:

Is there a difference between video art and films or movies? What exactly is video art, where did it come from, and why should we make it? In this three-hour power workshop, we’ll watch some early video art, discuss the medium (who we are in a world where almost everyone has access to a video camera?), and then get to work making videos. We’ll talk about screens and surfaces, tubes and pixels, and an artist trapped in a hole in the floor. The take-home lessons will equip participants with the tools to make their own short video art. This work will be eligible to be included in the upcoming Third Space Member’s Pop-Up Video Screening on April 29th as part of the Quality Block Party.

Gillian Dykeman is a multi-disciplinary artist whose research and projects describe the sexual politics of landscape and radical inclusivity through an intersectional feminist and postcolonial framework. Dykeman seeks inroads to subjectivity and agency by working across mediums and disciplines such as performance, video, sound, installation, and art criticism. She is the host and producer of Working (it) Out, the ArtSlant podcast. She recently completed graduate research at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Masters in Visual Culture, and has a BFA from NSCAD University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and abroad, and she has participated in artist residencies across Canada. She is currently the executive director to ArtsLink NB, a non-profit arts advocacy organization for the province of New Brunswick.


Featured Image: Still from Peter Fischli and David Weiss’, The Way Things Go, 1987