Art Gallery of York University
October 1 – October 10, 2014
AGYU kicked off the Creative Campaigning: Performance as Resistance series with Los Angeles-based artist Cassils. In collaboration with a diverse range of York student advocacy groups and associations, the action Labour Intensive worked to further articulate their vision and needs on campus. Working towards a large performative piece, student leaders learned how to collectively identify issues and understand how art can play a central role in public awareness strategies. It strove to activate participation campus-wide on sociopolitical issues, educational concerns, and the promotion of equality.
Working alongside the Department of Visual Art and Art History, York Federation of Students (YFS), Creative Art Student Association (CASA), Trans, Bi, Lesbian and Gay Allies at York (TBLGAY), and the Fundamentals of Social Work, this campaign focused action-research as a means of production through developing a process of negotiation and collaboration.
Creative Campaigning was curated by AGYU Assistant Curator Suzanne Carte and generously supported by the Artists and Community Collaboration Program through the Canada Council for the Arts.
Labour Intensive (short documentary)