Please join us on Friday, November 10 at 3 pm for Thinking Spaces: “Co-Creative Accompaniment: Improvising Re[new]ed Relationships through Arts-Based Kin Making” with annais linares.
This presentation will take place in person at ImprovLab, MCKN 108 at the University of Guelph, as well as online via Zoom. As always, our Thinking Spaces events are free!
Abstract / Summary
In her colloquium presentation, annais linares will discuss a socially-engaged art practice that brings together arts-based community making and kinning, a verb described as ”…reconnecting our bodies, minds, and spirits within a world that is not merely a collection of objects but a ‘communion of subjects’…” by Gavin Van Horn, co-editor of Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations.
annais describes this bridging as arts-based kin making. Her work studies improvisation and accompaniment as critical processes to ethically activate arts-based kin making in her communities, and how those practices might lead to re[new]ed relationships between humans, and between human and more-than-human life. She will discuss the relevance of this practice within the contexts of community health, [species] loneliness, and related arts-based community making projects.
annais linares is a musician and socially engaged artist who is currently in the Critical Studies in Improvisation PhD program at the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on co-creative art-making, improvisation and collective care.
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