Participatory Photography Workshop Series with The Sexual Assault Resource Centre at Concordia University  
  • Bermuda Triangle, Lillian Glesinger
     Bermuda Triangle, Lillian Glesinger
26 Jan 2016 to 31 Mar 2016


Online Exhibition: January 26 - March 31, 2016 
Finissage: Thursday, March 10th 5-7 PM 
Location: EV Lobby, 1515 St. Catherine W.

Initiated by the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) at Concordia University and coordinated by Jay Bossé, this participatory photography project aims to raise awareness about sexual violence, provide an opportunity for participants to document and share their realities and concerns, heal from traumatic experiences and spark a dialogue that contributes to cultural change. This project seeks to start a dialogue around the impact and prevention of sexual violence through participatory photography workshops and the images created by participants. The workshops will be places for discussions, support and sharing of ideas, which will inform the work made and exhibited to the public. 

The participants in this project will attend four workshops between January and February 2016, followed by an exhibition of the work they have created. The exhibition will be held on the Concordia University campus from March 7th to 10th, 2016. Participants will choose from either a self-directed approach to their work, or techniques and concepts proposed by the Project Coordinator. Each workshop will be chronicled and the work presented on the articule website.

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) at Concordia University provides support to survivors of sexual violence and education to the broader community about these issues. SARC’s vision includes building a community that supports and respects survivors; this starts with creating opportunities for dialogue about the causes, impacts and prevention of sexual violence. 

Jay Bossé is a fourth-year student with a Major in Art History and Studio Arts and a Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality at Concordia University. As an artist his mediums are mostly drawing, collage/mixed medium, video and performance. However all of his work is deeply influenced or aided by a photographic process. Conceptually his artwork as well as curatorial and academic interests is often informed by queer and feminist theory. Furthermore he looks to understanding the body (with a focus on trans* bodies) and its intersection to identity and sexuality in relation to cultural and social structures. Most of his curatorial work has been in participatory artistic projects, where art intersects with social justices as well as a community-based activism. 

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Curator(s): Jay Bosse
Credits: Copyright Concordia University    
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The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) invites you to view the work made during our photography workshop series.  Presented in the EV Lobby (1515 Ste-Catherine West) between March 7th and 10th. Finissage with...
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