Jan. 24 to 28, 2022 — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
Open to artists of all disciplines
Language of instruction: French and English
Capacity: 20 people — priority for full week attendance
CONTENT // This workshop is an exploration of the materiality and visual impact of a floor that is phosphorescent named PHOSPHOS. This workshop will primarily happen in a very dim lighting state, where only the light emitted from the floor is visible. This surface is a platform for art, performance, music and digital art.
Participants will learn about the process and creation of the surface and will have a chance to explore both prepared exercises as well as experiment with their own body of work regardless of the discipline. Workshop will cover basic design principles, but the emphasis will be on creating work individually and in small groups.
PHOSPHOS was presented at the Festival FTA in 2021, with the support of La Chapelle: Scenes contemporaines, Parts+Labour _Danse, & Concordia University.
ACCESSIBILITY // This workshop is highly adaptable and the instructor welcomes all participants wanting to experience and explore the material. People with limited mobility, or with any disability are welcome. Interpreters, support personnel, and guide dogs (companion animals) are all welcome.
People who suffer from vision impairments should contact Studio 303 or the instructor to see if the workshop can be adapted.
This workshop is open to dance artists, theatre practitioners, photographers, visual artists, designers, musicians, ….
There are no physical requirements of the participants, no strength, flexibility, or movement training required.
Our eyes(vision) & our creativity will be the most solicited for this workshop.
BIO // Paul Chambers is a Montréal-based lighting designer, visual artist, educator and co-artistic director of CHA collective. Working with artists across different disciplines and collaborating on new dance works has always been a priority for him. In addition to leading workshops and lectures on design, Paul teaches at Concordia University in the Contemporary Dance department since 2015, and coaches design students at The National Theatre School of Canada since 2018. Recent design credits include work with Lara Kramer Dance, Amanda Acorn, Dorian Nuskind-Oder, Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, Priscilla Guy, Maria Kefirova, Katie Ward, PME-ART, Danse CarpeDiem, MAYDAY, Parts+Labour_Danse, Destins Croisés, Benjamin Kamino, & Public Recordings. As a visual artist and a lighting designer, Paul Chambers is increasingly interested in the idea of placing the visual concept at the forefront of the artistic endeavour, followed by the integration of other disciplines.