A Social Practice Seminar

Social prac­tice is an art form that doesn’t just make things, it makes things hap­pen. Could you imag­ine art as a riot, a cof­fee shop talk show, an immi­grant resource cen­ter, a post dis­as­ter street play, a pris­on­ers dream house, or an invis­i­ble coun­try? These projects show a shift with­in con­tem­po­rary art towards com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment and the pos­si­bil­i­ties that art can be a cat­a­lyst for social change. This year’s course will take a par­tic­u­lar focus on cri­sis and visions through embod­ied approaches.

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Zoe Kreye cre­ates inter-dis­ci­pli­nary art projects that explore trans­for­ma­tion, col­lec­tive expe­ri­ence and nego­ti­a­tions of pub­lic. Recent projects include Make Our Own Air (com­mis­sioned by SPACE, Lon­don), Our Miss­ing Body (West­ern Front), FutureLoss (grunt gallery), Unlearn­ing Prac­tices (Unit Pitt, Goethe Satel­lite Van­cou­ver and <rotor> Graz) and Überlebenskuns.klub (HKW, Berlin). Her work engages rela­tions and aes­thet­ics, with the goal of build­ing inclu­sive con­nec­tions that cat­alyze change with­in dom­i­nant social sys­tems. She com­plet­ed a Mas­ters in Pub­lic Art at the Bauhaus Uni­ver­si­ty Weimar, and co-found­ed the Berlin artist col­lec­tive Process Insti­tute. She is cur­rent­ly based in Van­cou­ver and teach­es Social Prac­tice at Emi­ly Carr University.

Images from Love Play Pol­i­tics (2018):