I'm very honoured and excited to be invited as a guest artist for VCFA's upcoming event Protest Art and the Art of Protest: An Assembly in August. I'll be joining VCFA faculty alongside multi-disciplinary guest artist-activists (including poet Nate Marshall, graphic designer Emily Schofield, and filmmaker Maple Razsa) to facilitate workshops connecting artistic practice to political protest.
We're still very much in the planning phase of the assembly, but it's shaping up to be something very exciting, and urgently necessary, given our current political climate. I'm eager to share my knowledge and skills, and to learn from what promises to be a very diverse group of participants. Furthermore, the goal is not just a one off event, but hopefully the fostering of an ongoing collective network that will be able to coordinate, support, and amplify artistic actions within participants' own communities.
The event is open to the public and registrations are now open, with early-bird pricing until May 1st. Full details for the event including participant bios are available here, and the event is on facebook here . If you have any questions, please feel free to contact co-director Stephen Pite by email or by phone: 802-828-8529.
Hope to see you in beautiful Montpellier, ready to cause some trouble!