Event:

Race, Rights and Sovereignty - Listening with the Body: A Walking Workshop
GSA Exhibitions / GSASA

Event Type:

Off-site event

Location:

Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP moving to Glasgow Green

Open:

16 Jun 2022
Thursday,
14:00 - 16:00

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An Exercise In Exorcism, group performance,
Ashanti Harris, 2021

Race, Rights and Sovereignty - Listening with the Body: A Walking Workshop

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Listening with the Body: A Walking Workshop with Ashanti Harris

Thursday 16th June, 2pm to 4pm

Glasgow Women's Library & Glasgow Green

A movement workshop which will take place partly indoors at Glasgow Women's Library and partly while listening to audio and walking outdoors in Glasgow Green.

This workshop is an invitation to explore and redefine our relationship to our bodies and the environments we move through. The workshop will begin at Glasgow Women’s Library with a series of warm up and body awareness exercises. We will then move outdoors on an audio guided walk which will offer a series of movement provocations considering the many layers of narratives which intersect and overlap with our own experiences. You will be encouraged to follow feeling rather than any kind of style or technique, moving towards an understanding of the body as an archive of memory, experience, knowledge and a tool for listening to our surroundings. 

Please bring a mobile phone and headphones, or get in touch at exhibitions@gsa.ac.uk beforehand if you need to borrow equipment to listen to the audio.

Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary artist and researcher based in Glasgow. Working with dance, performance, facilitation, film, installation and writing, Ashanti’s work disrupts historical narratives and reimagines them from a Caribbean diasporic perspective. As part of her creative practice, she is co-director of the dance company Project X - platforming dance of the African and Caribbean diaspora in Scotland; and works collaboratively as part of the collective Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) – facilitating experimental movement workshops and research groups. She is also lecturer in Contemporary Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and co-facilitates the British Art Network research group The Re-Action of Black Performance.

This workshop is part of the Race, Rights & Sovereignty Caring Between Practices strand. Caring Between Practices centres artists who are working at the intersections of art and holistic healing practice. Through this, thinking about how artists can use these practices to care for themselves and communities.

The Race, Rights & Sovereignty series is a free programme of public lectures, workshops and other events delivered by The Glasgow School of Art and The Art School: GSA's Students' Association.

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Location:

Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP

The workshop will begin, and end, in Glasgow Women's Library where there is an accessible toilet and a lift to the workshop space. Chairs will be available while indoors. For full accessibility information on Glasgow Women's Library please see here.

The middle section of the workshop will take place on Glasgow Green which is a 5-10 minute walk away.

Participant information:

Maintain physical distance of 1m+ from others

Stay at home if you are feeling unwell or are self-isolating

Please wear a face covering while indoors, unless you are medically exempt

This workshop will take place indoors and outdoors in Glasgow Green, please wear suitable clothing and footwear and consider bringing extra layers or sunglasses to keep comfortable on the day.

Please bring a mobile phone and headphones, or get in touch beforehand if you need to borrow equipment to listen to the audio.

Enquiries:

Please contact exhibitions@gsa.ac.uk to make us aware of any access requirements or for any questions you have.