Arts East-West Korean Film Festival x Sociability of Sleep: Dreamzine Workshop

Dreamzine Workshop
May 28, 2024 from 12 to 5 pm
At Ada X, 4001 rue Berri, # 201
>  The event is free and open to all

Founded by Mi-Jeong Lee in 1996, Ciné-Asie (now “Arts East-West”) was created to promote and produce the works of Korean, pan-Asian and Asian-identifying Canadian artists operating in the media arts community in Canada. A pillar of Arts East-West’s mission is enriching the visual landscape of contemporary Canadian art and fostering an inclusive, multicultural understanding of what it means to be an artist working within Canada and around the world. This is made possible in part by the organization’s annual film festival: Korean Film Festival Canada (KFFC). The 11th edition of KFFC 2024 starting from May 22nd to 31st is on the captivating new theme “Arts & Technologies: Sleep, Dream, Body” co-hosted with the Moving Image Research Lab’s Sociability of Sleep Project at McGill University. It will further explore the intersection of creative works and technological advancements through Asian cinema and media art, encompassing both present and future visual cultures.

In partnership with the Sociability of Sleep and KFFC, we will hold a Dreamzine workshop at Ada X on May 28th from 12 PM – 5 PM! This is a workshop facilitated by artist Jenny Lin, where they will be sharing dream recall, writing, drawing and editing strategies that they used to create their “Pandemic Dreams” comic series. This workshop includes hands-on zine-making activities, as well as short writing and drawing exercises intended to activate the zine structures into platforms for our dreams. No prior experience is required. #wehandmadekffc

Jenny Lin (they / them / she / her) is a visual artist based in Tiohtià:ke / Mooniyang / Montreal. Working with experimental narrative and autobiographical fiction primarily in the form of print-based installations, artists’ books and zines, Lin is drawn to the socio-political, accessible and community-based aspects of print and zine-making, self-publishing and self-distribution. Lin uses drawing and text to process life experience and current events. They have collaborated with Eloisa Aquino as B&D Press, a queer art and micropress project, since 2009.

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