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Creative Process Workshop with Samantha Letourneau

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 1:30 pm

$45 – $80

Creative Process Workshop with Samantha Letourneau
Stimulate Creative Process through Black-out Poetry, Sound, and Movement
Saturday & Sunday, April 27th – 28th
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Studio 108
321 Wallace St #206
This weekend workshop immerses participants into the creative processes that fueled the Nordic/Nanaimo Exchange, a digital collaboration between interdisciplinary artists Samantha Letourneau (Nanaimo) and Mårten Spångberg (Sweden), which grew across four years into a decentralized mycelium-like connection with an internet-accessible afterlife.
Live as of Friday April 26th, view Samantha and Marten’s artworks online at:
Workshops are kicked off by the Nordic/Nanaimo Artistic Exchange Public Launch: Ecological Networks in a Digital World on Friday April 26th:
Join us for two days of in-depth exploration, through discussion and practice, engaging with Black-out Poetry and field recordings as the basis for embodied movement, tools used by Samantha in the Nordic/Nanaimo Exchange.
▫️Saturday: Black-out Poetry in Movement
Black-out Poetry works with found text, which is transformed through blacking out entire words, sentences, and paragraphs. The words left visible create a poem. Participants are guided through the creation of Black-out Poetry and explore how this can generate movement.
▫️Sunday: Field Recordings in Movement
Building on the first day of creation, this workshop explores how sound inspires movement. Using field recordings that Samantha captured during the Nordic/Nanaimo Exchange, participants will engage and find movement from a place of sound. This is combined with the Black-out Poetry-based movement from the previous session to create unique movement compositions.
▫️About The Artist: Samantha Letourneau
Samantha Letourneau is an artist, based on the traditional territory of Snuneymuxw First Nation, whose work encompasses music, dance, and social justice. Drawing on transformative pedagogy, she explores how shifts in perspectives resonate within the body, affecting the relationship one has with their physical/social environment. Musically, she produces soundscapes to accompany her movement-based art, and is a member of the Funk Dub-Psychedelic 4-piece collective called Gator and Cosmic Dust- 3-piece collective made up of diverse instrumentation of Flute, tabla, and the hang.
Cost: $45 per day, or both days for $80
Student Price for both days: $50
5 student tickets are available at a reduced fee. Valid student card required.
Space is limited. Please register to reserve your spot.
Funding provided by Heritage Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Nanaimo, Province of BC/BC Arts Council


April 27 @ 10:00 am
April 28 @ 1:30 pm
$45 – $80
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#206 - 321 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, Canada
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