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Workshop with Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

October 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:CUAG St. Patrick's Building

This workshop addresses the impulse to work with history as artistic material. Approaches to, and the ethics of, re-making and re-interpreting artworks, events, ideas and identities from »the past« will be explored through discussion, writing and creative exercises.

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is an artist and diarist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His artistic gestures in sound, video and text contemplate the history of song and the gender of voices, the rendering of love and emotion into language, and the resurrection and manipulation of voices – sung, spoken or screamed. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors and sirens. His work is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the Polin Museum for Jewish History, Warsaw and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

If any students are interested, please contact Fiona Wright. Spaces are limited.