/AWOA Artist talk June 2nd

/A WORD OF ART presents the June episode of our Artist in Residence Talk series, featuring contemporary dance artist Jennifer McLeish-Lewis (CDN), filmmaker Brian Johnson (CDN) and painter Andrzej Urbanski (GER).

Please join us from 6:30-8:00pm at the /AWOA Art House on 3 Garrick Road for short slideshow presentations about each artists’ practice and their experiences while in Cape Town. Residency studios will be open for viewing, and a cash bar will be available. Please click here for the Facebook event page.

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Jennifer McLeish-Lewis and Brian Johnson in Residence

Jennifer McLeish-Lewis and Brian Johnson have recently arrived from Vancouver, Canada for a one month residence with /A WORD OF ART. During their time here, they will be focusing on creating the first stage of a stop-motion dance film entitled Sidereal Time.

This project is an exploration of the subjective nature of time, and man’s need to control this in order to conquer space, through time lapsed photography of a dancer “animating” their body in expressing a choreographic work. The work consists of two films, one shot in Cape Town and one in Vancouver, two classic port towns of early colonialist expansion. These two films will eventually be presented in sync as a double stream video installation, and conflated into a single stream film for broadcast or traditional cinematic exhibition.

Rehearsal in progress at the residency studio

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Pascal Paquette in Residence

Director’s note: Pascal Paquette (Toronto, Canada) has been in residence with /A WORD OF ART for the past six weeks. Here is a selection of the work he has created while in Cape Town, as well as a recent mini-doc shot in Toronto, featuring an interview and footage of his previous work.

Quick roller door in Woodstock

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Freddy Sam in Baltimore

Here’s a nice video that /AWOA founder Ricky Lee Gordon aka Freddy Sam features in from Open Walls Baltimore filmed by Caleb Rexford.