Writing Without Recording: A Workshop with Artist and Writer Rebecca La Marre

Co-hosted in Gallery Two with Apophony Press

SUNDAY September 11, 2022 | 12-4pm

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada

Rebecca La Marre is a queer, neurodiverse artist who researches how words impact bodies. She uses clay, text and performance to give form to questions, like what it means to be a person in the world and how ideological structures, religious trauma, language, and ritual shape experience.

Her work is exhibited and published internationally and has been featured on CBC Radio. Venues include the Serpentine Gallery,  MOMA PS1, and the Darling Foundry. Her writing has been published in journals and periodicals including the Happy Hypocrite, Organism for Poetic Research, Poetry is Dead, and Through Europe. She is an emeritus commissioning editor for E.R.O.S. Journal in London, UK.

She holds a Masters in Art Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London, and is the recipient of funding from SK Arts, The British Arts Council, The Québec Council for the Arts, and the Federal Government of Canada.

Apophony Press is a publication platform based in Saskatoon led by Rebecca La Marre and they are hosting a workshop as part of the Prairie Art Book Fair.  The objectives of the workshop are to explore the intersection of literature and art-criticism, developing new approaches to writing in/about the visual arts that move away from traditional theories of what writing in the arts can be.

The workshop involves both writing activities using provided prompts and custom tool kit along with a group discussion.  The tool kit includes clay tablets treated with a white-board surface that participants can write on and erase. To arrive at the depth of discussion that fully integrates practical action with theory, the workshop will require around 4 hours.

The workshop will be led in English but participants are encouraged to conduct the writing activities in whatever language is most comfortable.

Readings will be provided in advance but are not mandatory for participation.

Snacks and breaks will be provided.

Space is limited, interested participants can email Bronwyn with the Subject Line: “writing workshop” to confirm their spot.

Apply by Friday, September 9th 


We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We offer our sincere thanks to Red River Co-op for their generous support of our 2022 book fair. Thank You!

We are grateful to artists Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber for the Prairie Art Book Fair logo designed for our first fair in 2018.

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We would like to The Winnipeg Foundation for their ongoing support of Plug In ICA.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

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