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Breathed Poems for the Camera Workshop
November 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This online Zoom workshop by J Triangular is part of the Group Exhibition Survival Tools for the Age of Ultra Anxiety held at Culture Lab LIC at Plaxall Gallery
“Breathing better, breathing directly not only air but also light” – Gaston Bachelard
Breathe in, hold still, and breathe out. Breathing is what keeps us living and keeps us connected to ourselves and others. Breathing is all about collective liberation, togetherness, and care. Words are formed through the act of breathing. Poetry, breathing patterns, and the sensory world, are the supreme powers, the navigational tools through this laboratory is conceived. Through breathing exercises, and simple video tools to create your videos about the relationship between the breath and poetry, this workshop allows us to build the capacity to trust each other, experiencing collective trauma, and the final breathed poems make with all the participants are the expressive release that we need. The synthesis of poetry and video with social engagement. A new pathway towards connection and mutual aid, and encourages our nervous system to downshift towards a more balanced state. Join up! and let’s use video and poetry as a tool to experiment and empower yourself
J. Triangular is a visual artist, multimedia poet, and social activist. Colombia Born, Taiwan Based. J Triangular is interested in resistance devices from the heart of the community, ghosts, and memory; belonging in collectivity and reparative gestures; art actions. Providing platforms of solidarity to marginalized cultural groups such as LGTBQI+, Women, and people of color, to give voice and visibility. J’s work reflects on queer spaces, mental health, identity and consciousness, and HIV activism. Cinema as a social practice. Her work has been shown widely in Asia, Europe, Oceania as well as North and Latin America.