Writing interspecies relations with Joanne Bristol
Curated by Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator
Saturday, September 10, 1:00-3:00 pm
This two-hour workshop explores the potential of experimental writing to embody and articulate human relations with more-than-human worlds. In response to the scene of a pop-up cat café in Dunlop Art Gallery, workshop participants will experiment with a range of writing methods aimed at offering fresh creative and ethical perspectives regarding the feline denizens with which we share urban space.
Joanne Bristol trained as an artist and has an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her work, presented through exhibitions, performances, lectures and writing, investigates relationships between nature and culture, and between the body and language. She also writes about art, curates and has taught at a number of Canadian universities. She recently completed a PhD in Architectural Design at UCL (London, UK), using performance and writing to study interspecies spatial relationships in urban contexts.
Joanne Bristol, shelter cat study, 2015, ink on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.