Jennifer Alleyn and Raphaëlle de Groot
L’atelier ouvertApril 4, 2020 - February 6, 2021
Last April, Jennifer Alleyn and Raphaëlle de Groot's project L'atelier ouvert was interrupted by the outbreak of the pandemic. So in Italy, Raphaëlle could not travel and, no matter, the project in its original form could not have taken place. Suspending one's mobility and activities is part of the current state of things we experience. It connects us, despite the isolation and distance. Two women in the creative field, a conversation. A bare thread is revealed between life, practice and the work of both, together in this unique situation.
Jennifer Alleyn and Raphaëlle de Groot propose to dive into a biographical exploration and to identify a shared space. Through this exercise, they explore different ways of looking into the world. But above all, they question the free spirit which animates them and what freedom is engaged through creation.
Opening the doors of a virtual studio space, Jennifer and Raphaëlle invite us to a pool.
What would you share about yourself?
An object? A letter? A tool? A question?
The public is invited to participate in this workshop.
Online event from January 29 to February 6 2021
Please note that the content of the workshop and the activities offered are in French
To register: firstname.lastname@example.org
- activities to be carried out independently, proposed then shared in return by email.
- meeting-exercises and a final exchange via Zoom.
Saturday January 30 1st zoom meeting with participants - 11am AM *optional /catching-up doable*
Monday February 1st Exercise 1 (45 min) 3 time slots available
Tuesday February 2 Exercise 2 (45 min) 3 time slots available
Saturday February 6 final zoom (time to be determined)
Raphaëlle de Groot is a Quebec artist who lives and works between Montreal and Orsigna, Italy. Her works have been presented over the Canadian and international scene for more than twenty years in numerous exhibitions and events including Paris Nuit Blanche, Momenta | Image Biennial in Montreal, also the San Diego Art Institute, the Venice Biennale and the Cultural Festival of Mayo in Guadalajara. Her artistic practice is being developed around the notions of mobility and meeting. Interdisciplinary and performative by nature, it emphasizes the process, duration, participation and collaboration of individuals and communities. Raphaëlle graduated from the School of Visual and Media Arts at the University of Quebec in Montreal (MA, 2007), and she received several distinctions including the Sobey Prize for the Arts in 2012.