Labour of Love: On Digital Economies in the Arts
Call for Artists | Browser as Canvas, Building, Pond
Coding Workshop with Ali Shamas Qadeer
Monday, December 2 to Friday, December 6, 2019
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada
*Submissions are now closed.
As part of Labour of Love: On Digital Economies in the Arts, Plug In ICA will host a five-day coding workshop facilitated by Ali Shamas Qadeer.
Labour of Love is a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops that takes on the “public course” as a platform for engagement, highlighting the various ways in which the digital is interrogated, explored, celebrated, pushed to its limit, reworked, and re-invented by artists, scholars, curators, writers and others.
Dates: Monday, December 2 to Friday December 6, 2019
Location: Plug In ICA, 460 Portage Ave. Unit 1, Winnipeg, MB
Monday: Drawing with code: A 2-hour crash course in HTML/CSS, followed by a simple 2-hour “life drawing” exercise using HTML/CSS.
Tuesday: Input and Output: a 3-hour intro to interactivity. Everyone creates rooms in an apartment building with moveable elements (super basic, super earnest).
Wednesday: Beginning an ecosystem: possible reading discussion of the terrain, phenomena, and creatures/entities. We will then map out behaviour of each participant’s intra-action, and end with a short coding exercise.
Thursday: Building the entities: work together to code entities and intra-action.
Friday: Build the terrain: put the entities into it, launch it as a site, and project it in the gallery.
How to apply:
Artists will be paid a stipend of $1000 to take this coding workshop. Please submit a short paragraph describing your interest in coding, how it can be useful to your practice, and any specific skills you’d like to develop during this time. As well as a CV, a short bio, and if applicable, please include images of current work (5 images, 1MB max).
Please submit all materials as one PDF, with file name as Last Name_First Name_Coding, by Wednesday, November 20, 2019 to email@example.com.
o Basic Software: Text Editor (sublime, atom, brackets)
All lectures and screenings are free and open to the public. Please note that Ali Shamas Qadeer will also be giving a lecture that is open to the public on Monday, December 2 at 7pm that is a co-presentation with School of Art, Graphic Design, University of Manitoba.
October 17 to December 12, 2019
Thursday, October 17 | 7pm
October 17-November 17
Screening in Plug In’s Breezeway
By Alyssa Bornn
Thursday, November 7 | 7pm
Monday, November 18 | 8pm
Friday, November 22 | 6pm
Friday, November 22-23
Monday, December 2 | 7pm
Co-presentation with School of Art, Graphic Design, University of Manitoba
Monday, December 2-6
Thursday, December 5 | 7pm
Co-presentation with Institute for the Humanities, University of Manitoba
Tuesday, December 17 | 7pm
Keynote Address by Hannah Black
December 6, 2019 – March 6, 2020
Screening in Plug In’s Breezeway
By Nadja Buttendorf
For participant bios + more information on the program:
This program is made possible through the Digital Strategy Fund: Digital and Intelligence by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enables us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at https://plugin.org/support or by contacting Angela Forget: firstname.lastname@example.org