For this online workshop, Julius will be exploring the way archived photos and digital data images inform his art practice and execution of work. This workshop will identify strategies on the critical use of images whether they come from personal archived photographs or digital visual images that travel through web and social media. It is a chance to contemplate cultural and social habits and patterns on how digital and online images can impact our own art practice through global interactions and exchanges of the documented image, especially during these tough times of isolation.
This workshop will be focused on idea building and how concepts are linked to the use of publicly circulated images and personal images through the use of apps and online outlets. To beg the question where do artists' ideas come from and how can we use digital images to our advantages and within our practices?
Participants are encouraged to bring questions, show examples from their quarantined space, and share in-progress projects during this online workshop, as this will enrich our dialogue. This online workshop is open to all interested in photo and digital art. You are asked to use any available materials, personal objects and photographs from home or the place you are isolated during this quarantined time. We will also be utilizing the effective ways we can use our cell phone as part of our tools in creating art. During the workshop, Julius will be demonstrating the use of GIF Animation and Photoshop. This workshop is intended to encourage accessible creative art-making during isolation and invites participants to showcase their ongoing outcomes via social media with the hashtag #g44online. Please download Zoom in advance of the workshop.
Please note: Our online workshops are being offered at a sliding scale with the suggested amounts:
$25 - Non members
$20 - Members
$15 - Non members/Members with COVID Reduced Income
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Julius P Manapul’s work and research address eternal displacement through themes of colonialism, sexual identity, diasporic bodies, global identity construction, and the Eurocentric Western hegemony, their artwork focuses on the hybrid nature of Filipinx culture after colonialism and the gaze of queer identities as taxonomy. Their recent research project looks at the narratives for many diasporic queer bodies that create an unattainable imagined space of lost countries and domestic belongings through colonial pedagogy of knowledge and globalized imperial power. Hybrid images question the problematic side of queer communities that uphold homonormativity through whitewashing and internalized racism, and act to challenge forms of oppression.
Julius Poncelet Manapul (b.1980 Manila, Philippines, they are linked with ancestral roots from Gabriela Silang: The historical Anti-colonial fighter in the Philippines during the Spanish colonization, and has ancestral roots from the Cherokee Tribe in the USA) He immigrated from Manila to Toronto in 1990. He attained his BFA from the OCAD University and completed a Masters of Visual Studies and a Sexual Diversity Studies Certificate from the University of Toronto in 2013. He investigates the intersections of his Filipino and queer identities and addresses themes of post-colonialism, diaspora, sexual identity, and identity construction. His work had been presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2017), Koffler Gallery (2016), University of Waterloo Gallery (2016), A Space Gallery (2016), Nuit Blanche in Toronto (2010, 2012 & 2014), and WorldPride Toronto (2014), CBC “Art is My Country” Series, Academic Journals on the Asian Queer Diasporic Research. They have exhibited works in Canada, UK, France, Germany, and USA.