Walter Scott: The Wendy Book Club

Open Studio for Wendy Book Club

August 3, 2017 – 4pm

On Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4-8pm, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art hosts one day of open studios in celebration of the productive Wendy Book Club, the second session of our Summer Institute research program facilitated by beloved artist, writer and performer, Walter Scott and diversely talented curator and artist Niki Little. For this event we have the honor of presenting work in process from fourteen thoughtful participants who have come from a range of disciplines, backgrounds and locations within Canada to study for three weeks under the careful guidance of Scott and Little.

Using Scott’s graphic novels, Wendy, 2014 and Wendy’s Revenge, 2016 as a point of departure participants have engaged in activities reflective of the concerns of their fictional characters including yoga and astrological readings while thinking through satire as a strategy for self-reflection and cultural critique, marginalized narratives, and the subjectivities of artist, queer, non-artist, Indigenous, etc. Through a series of workshops with Scott and invited guests Maya Ben David, Becca Taylor, and Tau Lewis; an Indigenous art focused bike tour with Little, and public discussions, participants have been engaged in critical dialogue informing previously existing bodies of work and spurring new ones.

Join us for this opportunity to extend discussions, which have been incubating within the Institute, and conclude this wonderful three weeks of immersion. Some screenings and participant projects will run continuously through the duration of the evening, which begins at 4pm. A short program of performances will begin at 7pm concluding the evenings program. Cash bar will be open, everyone is welcome.

Participants of the Wendy Book Club Summer Institute, Session II with Walter Scott and Niki Little:

Joi T. Arcand • Alex Ateah • Madeline Bogoch • Viola Chen 陈宜晴 • Kristiane Church • Kelly Campbell • Dayna Danger • Jillian Groening • Whess Harman • Emma Mayer • Mariana Muñoz Gomez • Pooja Sen • Sarah Stewart • Tanis Worme

For More information on Scott and Little and the Summer Institute, Session II, see: Summer Institute II: The Wendy Book Club

All public programming is free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. With special thanks to our Director’s Circle.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, as well as Payworks and Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs.

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