Artist Talk + Workshop @ NorVA Flin Flon MB

ARTIST TALK
Sites of Strength and Resilience

Sunday, May 14. 1-2pm

Lindsey will begin discussing sites of strength and resilience in the context of motherhood and nationhood, touching on her long term investigations into memory, land and identity.

Supported by her last two bodies of work Negotiating Spaces and Bridge Meditations, Lindsey will touch on her experience at the MAC Deep Bay Residency in Riding Mountain National Park during the fall of 2016 where she worked on her evolving series Negotiating Spaces; Ghost Lines. This project investigates the shifting ground between the sacred and forgotten; the effects of defunct rail-lines in Manitoba. Composed of medium-format photography, audio and text, this project strives to create an alternate archive of stories and images that are not in the history books, rather those that live in the memory of the people, communities and land effected by the railway. From there, she will discuss her lastest series Bridge Meditations. This photographic and video work recently created during Wood Land School, Summer Institute at Plug In ICA, follows the movement of woman and birds across the Louise, Arlington and Slaw Rebchuck bridges in Winnipeg. Bridge Meditations, initially inspired by Daphne Odjig's Thunderbird Woman, looks to investigate the bridge and the bird as they relate to transformation, strength and meditation. Using walking as a methodology, this new body of work raises questions about our experience of bird and bridge and the movement towards reconciliation.

 

WORKSHOP
How to Photograph your artwork
Sunday, May 14 2:30-4:30pm

In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn how to professionally photo-document artwork. We will begin the workshop by covering the fundamentals of photo-documentation including: the correct positioning of artwork, choosing cameras and appropriate lenses, reviewing light conditions, white balance, as well as focus and composition. During the workshop we will explore the pros and cons of natural lighting and studio strobe lighting, sinc cord vs. wireless remote sinc and paper or material backdrop. We will also touch on necessary tips and tricks such as how to water-level your tripod and camera, as well as some in-a-pinch DIY photo-documenting equipment and skills!

Participants are encouraged to bring their own camera, memory card and tripod, as well as two or three-dimensional artwork to photo-document.

Biography

www.lindseybond.ca

Lindsey Bond is a lens-based artist, art educator, mother, and beader. As a third generation Canadian, she works with a photo-documentary ethic as a lift-off point to create street level photographic and postcard installations, books and video. Bond’s practice focuses on collaborations and alliances between indigenous and settler communities to further investigate Canadian perception of space, memory and identity. Current projects include: investigating the shifting ground surrounding defunct rail-lines in Manitoba, and the bridge as a metaphor for personal transformation.

Lindsey received her BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and studied Visual Communications in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is currently the Photography Technician at The School of Art, University of Manitoba where she runs the traditional Colour, Black and White Darkrooms, Media Crib and Lighting Studio. Bond’s work has been exhibited across Canada including: Gallery 44, Toronto; Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture with a public transit installation through out the Edmonton LRT, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Harcourt House Arts Centre and The Richmond International Film + Media Arts Festival.

As an Art Educator, Lindsey has a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching that is firmly rooted in the belief that art exists in everyday life and everyone has the potential to be creative. As an Artist in the Schools, through the Manitoba Arts Council, Lindsey will be in Flin Flon from May 13-19 teaching at Hapnot Collegiate her Drawing with Light: Experimental Photography. Using antiquated photographic equipment and processes, including the Camera Obscura, Lindsey teaches students to slow down image-making by using skills and intuition to make visual decisions that communicate their unique perspective.

Decolonizing Photographs: Taking the Image Outside of the Family Album

Critical Discussion
April 27, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Duke of Kent Legion,
227 McDermot Ave


https://mawa.ca/critical-discussion/view/decolonizing-photographs-taking-the-image-outside-the-family-album-with-lin

Victoria Freeman’s book Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America examines ten generations of family history and was written in order to help Freeman understand her family’s involvement in the colonization of North America. The selected text begins with an account of Freeman traveling to Shoal Lake to research her grandfather’s involvement with the Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School. The discussion at Theory and Beer will focus on one detail of her journey: the role of her family photographs. What is our relationship to the family album and how can it relate to the process of reconciliation? When researching family histories, how does the image act as a visual currency or admission? Further, how have family histories been impacted by the misinterpretation of family photographs and how do these visual histories affect the greater community working toward a post-colonial future?