Blinkers Art and Project Space w/ Mariana Muñoz Gomez: Processing Relationships to Place: Reading and Writing Group, February 4 and 6

Processing Relationships to Place:

Reading and Writing Group with Mariana Muñoz Gomez

Online workshop: February 4, 6-9pm CT & February 6, 11am-3pm CT

Join Winnipeg-based artist Mariana Muñoz Gomez in a weekend of reading, discussion, and creative writing. On February 4, we will be engaging with texts from the anthology Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water, which includes a large variety of texts from over 80 contributors, spanning from historical non-fiction pieces of writing to contemporary literature and everything in between. On the final day of the workshop, the group will have the option to spend some time writing, sharing their writing if desired, and continuing discussions/activities sparked by the readings and the theme of processing relationships to place through creative expression.

Each participant will receive a free copy of Manitowapow and will be asked to read a few selections in preparation for the workshop. The workshop will be held online through video chat (Zoom or Jitsi). Please note any accessibility requirements when sending in your application. With the intention of facilitating these sessions as collaborative learning spaces, the participants selected for the workshop will be paid an honorarium. This workshop is open to individuals identifying as Black, Indigenous, and people of colour.

Questions and applications can be emailed to mariana_munozgomez@hotmail.com with the subject line "Workshop." To apply, email Mariana the following:

  • A brief letter of interest, including a bit about yourself and where you are living
  • Optional: up to 2 examples of your creative engagement with the theme of relationship to place (writing in any style, published or unpublished; visual art; music made by you; etc)

Applications are due January 22, 2022, 5 pm CT. Selected applicants will be notified by January 28.

This workshop is possible with funding from the Winnipeg Arts Council and the Manitoba Arts Council.

About the artist:

Mariana Muñoz Gomez is an artist, writer, and curator. They are a settler of colour born in Mexico and based on Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their lens-based practice involves a variety of media including text works, screen prints, video art, and photography. Their interests include language, identity, diaspora, and displacement, and these topics' intersections with coloniality, temporality, relation, and place. Broadly, Mariana aims to engage with the impacts of colonialism, capitalism, migration, displacement, and dispossession on racialized people in the Americas through their research and work. They presented a solo exhibition, A volar entre rocas at Blinkers in 2021.

Blinkers Art and Project Space take up land space on Treaty One Territory also known as Winnipeg in Manitoba. It is the original territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We are very thankful for the ongoing support we receive from donations, volunteers, Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and Winnipeg Arts Council; all of which help make our programming happen.