Fermentation as Harm Reduction/Migrating with Microbes: Workshop with Lauren Fournier
46 Washington Ave.
646-863-3765 Price: Free
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Artist-curator Lauren Fournier is facilitating a workshop on fermentation as harm reduction, where participants will take part in conversations, sharing, and play to create a collective harm reduction kit that takes fermentation, or microbial transformation, as its orienting principle. The event will also be the launch of an experimental online database for traveling with ferments.
About the Artist:
Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin explores the porousness of bodily boundaries and the ceaseless movement of living processes, like fermentation, echoing the history of colonialism. Shin is interested in entangling the history of conquest and the literal digestion of material – smells, microbes, and food – into a new system of relations that emerge from a complicated history of entanglement. Shin has shown internationally at Lewis Center for the Arts; Cuchifritos Gallery; Cody Dock; Knockdown Center; AC Institute; Abrons Arts Center; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, among others. Select commissions and fellowships include 2019 Visiting Artist Fellow at UrbanGlass and 2019 Visiting Artist for Col(LAB), Program in American Studies at Princeton University. Shin lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Lauren Fournier is a writer and video artist from Treaty 4 lands, Saskatchewan. She is the curator of Fermenting Feminism, a site-responsive series of publications, exhibitions, and screenings that has taken shape in Kansas City, Berlin, Copenhagen, Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Studies at the University of Toronto, where she is working on a studio-based project that extends her work on autotheory to settler-colonialiams and class in collaboration with Lisa Steele. She regularly contributes writing to publications like Canadian Art and C Magazine. Her first book, an autofictional narrative that runs parallel to Chris Kraus’s I Love Dick, is forthcoming through Fiction Advocate (San Francisco/NYC) in 2020. www.laurenfournier.netBuy tickets/get more info now