Plug In ICA: Summer Institute I: Trackings and Trappings, July 8 - 19

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents:

Summer Institute I:

Trackings and Trappings

Faculty: Anju Singh, Justine A. Chambers, Natalie Purschwitz

Participants: Toby Gillies, Serena Lee, benni macdonald, Marijana Mandusic, Megan Moore, Tracy Peters, Davis Plett, Lucas Regazzi, Sabrina Sethi, Nicole Shimonek, Suzie Smith, Mahri White

July 08-19, 2019

See below for a public list of talks and events.

Plug In ICA, Unit 1, 460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB, Canada

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art starts our 2019 Summer Institute I: Trackings and Trappings lead by Anju Singh, Justine Chambers and Natalie Purschwitz. From July 8th – 19th, a group of twelve local and national participants will join Singh, Chambers, and Purschwitz to gain understanding of how hard-wired ideological structures influence our trajectories through experience. The programming will include public events featuring artist talks and performances by each faculty member, as well as a curator talk by guest facilitator Bopha Chhay, the Director/Curator of Artspeak in Vancouver. The exceptional and rigorous curriculum created by the interdisciplinary faculty will engage and experiment with pedagogical frameworks that take up the notion of relational and collective knowledge building in an environment of movement, curiosity, and criticality.

Please join us for the following public events!

Thursday, July 11 | 6pm | Delicate Genius | Artist Talk by Anju Singh

Monday, July 15 | 5pm | A Conversation between Justine A. Chambers & Natalie Purschwitz

Wednesday, July 17 | 6pm | Curator Talk by Bopha Chhay

Friday, July 19 | 6pm | Opening Studio & rooftop party

All public events will take place at Plug In ICA

Our Summer Institute is generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation who has made a multi-year commitment.

We are also extremely thankful to the Johnston Group for subsidizing the tuition of all of the participants accepted.

Through her visual art practice Natalie Purschwitz considers how materials connect with ideological production and quotidian experiences. Her research lies at the intersection of anthropology, mythology, materiality and form.

Justine A. Chambers is a dance artist who privileges what is felt over what is seen. Chambers' interests are in re-imagining dance performance and activating the dances that are already there – the social choreographies present in the everyday.

Anju Singh is a sound artist living and working in Vancouver, BC who uses instruments, objects, and equipment to create pieces and environments that intend to challenge, confuse, or revisit traditional sounds and music in new contexts.

Participant Bios can be found at the following link:


Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art recognizes we are in the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Dakota, Dene, Métis, and Oji-Cree Nations. Plug In ICA is situated in Treaty 1 territory, the ancestral and traditional homeland of Anishinaabe peoples. Treaty 1 was signed in 1871, taking this territory from seven local Anishinaabe First Nations in order to make the land available for settler use and ownership (Referenced from the University of Winnipeg).

Our Summer Institute is generously supported by the RBC Foundation and Johnston Group.

Plug In ICA extends gratitude to our artists, generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers, with special thanks to our Director's Circle.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enables us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at or by contacting Angela Forget:

For more information on this and other education programs contact Nasrin Himada at

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