Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 6 pm
Free or pay what you can
This is a space that is for and prioritizes Asian Americans/Asian and Pacific Islander Diaspora individuals, but all are welcome to attend. All participation is optional, and participants welcome to engage with prompts and exercises in any way that feels best for them.
This skill-share by Olivia Ong Evans will be a space for Asian American/Asian and Pacific Islander Diasporic individuals to explore the connections between identity and creativity. Through a series of prompts and exercises facilitated by Olivia Ong Evans, participants will have the opportunity to work on creative projects in a structured, shared space intended to foster creativity, imagination, and connection. The workshop will provide time for participants to reflect on how they can use their own experiences to create meaning from the social and political contexts that shape our identities. The artist will share reference materials and resources related to concepts of identity construction and positionality, and their own creative process to showcase strategies for participants. All skill levels are welcome and individuals with no background in the arts are encouraged to attend.
Bio of the artist
Olivia Ong Evans (she/her/hers) is a video artist currently living on occupied Haudenosaunee land (Western New York). She uses experimental practices to create glitchy, distorted visuals that explore positionality. Her work centers on themes of identity construction, migration, connection to land, and Hokkien Indonesian heritage.
This event is part of Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency. To find out more about the program, click here.