MOMENTA Creative

Workshops

McCord Museum Wednesday, Sept 18th10:00 am to 11:30 am The Time of Objects Workshop [groups]

For seniors
In collaboration with the Musée McCord
With artist Celia Perrin Sidarous
> Offered on September 18 and October 4 (10 to 11:30 am)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> French or English
Book here

This workshop is intended for seniors who wish to take part in an exchange around Celia Perrin Sidarous’s exhibition The Archivist. Sidarous explores the historical charges of objects in a photographic and architectural installation. Prior to the exhibition, she went through the McCord Museum’s collection, focusing on both the objects and their documentation, and selected items that particularly intrigued her. Although museums act as a collective memory and conservation is one of their essential missions, the experience or “inner life” of objects and the sentimental value associated with them are absent from these institutions. This workshop aims to reconcile these two aspects: artefacts as part of cultural heritage and objects as carriers of personal narratives. Participants are invited to share their memories, personal experiences, feelings, and stories. 

Galerie B-312 Wednesday, Sept 18th5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Sibling Spells Workshop [individuals]

*For 2-spirit, lesbian, gay bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, and questioning youths aged 14–24
Offered by artist and educator Jamie Ross
> Offered on September 18 (5 to 6:30 pm)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
Book here

The workshop is presented in connection with the exhibition Living Entities by artists Maggie Groat and Jamie Ross. This activity, revolving around Jamie Ross’s work, aims to familiarize participants with the handling and virtues of medicinal plants while offering a chance for exchange. After giving a presentation on his life experience and on the history of alternative queer communities in North America, Ross invites participants to discuss their own personal experiences in a safe and welcoming space. They then have the opportunity to make herbal teas and take part in a tasting session. Ross will provide the plants, harvested locally and from his organic garden. Bring nothing but your curiosity and sensitivity!

Occurrence Thursday, Sept 19th5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Topographies of Cultures Workshop [individuals]

For youths and adults
Offered by artist Raphaëlle de Groot, in collaboration with Exeko and Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush
> Offered on September 19 (5:30 to 7:00 pm) and September 28 (2 to 3:30 pm)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> French and English with interventions in Innu
> No booking required

The workshop invites participants from all walks of life to converse about objects and testimonials in Innu and in French collected by Raphaëlle de Groot during her immersive experience in the Mingan Archipelago. De Groot works from notions of sharing and collaboration with different communities in order to produce narratives. The activity will introduce participants to the material culture of the North Shore of Québec. Like a metaphorical archipelago, the group of participants will have the opportunity to create a collective assemblage using objects collected in this region. The activity will echo the approach of de Groot, who alternates among different levels of observation and explores relations between the geographical territory and the human, cultural, emotional, and material worlds that she encounters. The aim of this workshop is to create a space for intercultural dialogue and encounter between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in a spirit of inclusion and sharing.

Galerie de l'UQAM Saturday, Sept 21st10:30 am to 12:00 pm Objects as Reflections of Self Workshop [families]

For families (8 to 12 years old)
Supervised by the Brila team, certified practitioners of the Philosophy for Children educational model
> Offered on September 21 (10:30 am to 12 pm) and September 29 (10:30 am to 12 pm)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
Book here

This workshop introduces participants to philosophical notions by inviting them to express themselves and develop their thinking in relation to the concepts of identity, self-representation, and sense of belonging. Including moments of reflection, dialogue, and creative exercises, this philorecreational activity stimulates participants’ curiosity about contemporary image practices and encourages them to question their relationship with objects through works of the biennale.

Galerie B-312 Saturday, Sept 21st2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Equal Night: An Equinoctial Plant Harvest Workshop [individuals]

For youths and adults
Offered by artist and educator Jamie Ross
> Offered on September 21 (2 to 3:30 pm)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> English
> No booking required

The performative talk is presented in connection with the exhibition Living Entities by artists Maggie Groat and Jamie Ross. This participatory workshop revolves around a fall equinox ritual and aims to familiarize people with the work and influences of Jamie Ross, while being introduced to the virtues of medicinal plants featuring in the exhibited video, Cate Hill. After giving a vocal performance, Ross guides participants in making of herbal teas from dried medicinal plants that he has grown or harvested locally. At the same time, he shares stories related to Cate Hill and a brief history of the Radical Faeries, a pagan movement of queer witches that began in the 1970s. A tasting of homemade cider fermented by Ross within the exhibition is then offered to adults.

Galerie de l'UQAM Wednesday, Sept 25th12:45 pm to 2:00 pm Decolonizing Gender Histories & Dismantling the Gender Binary Workshop [groups]Workshop [individuals]

For college and university students – Workshop [groups]
For youths and adults – Workshop [individuals]
Offered by Kama La Mackerel, multidisciplinary artist, author, educator, and cultural mediator
> Offered on September 25 (12:45 to 2 pm) and October 1 (5:30 to 6:45 pm)
> Duration: 1:15
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
> No booking required

The workshop consists of a discussion on gender histories through a decolonial lens by asking the following questions: What are the relationships between colonial histories and the contemporary understanding of gender and the gender binary? How was the gender binary used as a tool of colonial repression? How does colonial violence enacted on racialized bodies still structure our understanding of gender in contemporary society? How do these forces still control and regulate racialized bodies and their representations? Participants will delve into these questions by thinking through theoretical tools that will be used to interrogate their own internalized colonial biases. The dialogue will draw upon works in the biennale by queer, trans, non-binary, or self-identifying women artists who are Indigenous or racialized. It will be an opportunity to challenge assumptions by looking at the ways in which these artists respond to imperial notions of gender through a process of decolonializing and reclaiming their bodies.

McCord Museum Wednesday, Sept 25th6:00 pm to 9:00 pm The Time of Objects Workshop [individuals]

For youths and adults
In collaboration with the McCord Museum
> Offered on September 25, October 2, and October 9 (ongoing from 6 to 9 pm)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
> No booking required

This workshop is intended for people of all ages who wish to take part in an exchange around Celia Perrin Sidarous’s exhibition The Archivist. Sidarous explores the historical charges of objects in a photographic and architectural installation. Prior to the exhibition, she went through the McCord Museum’s collection, focusing on both the objects and their documentation, and selected items that particularly intrigued her. Although museums act as a collective memory and conservation is one of their essential missions, the experience or “inner life” of objects and the sentimental value associated with them are absent from these institutions. This workshop aims to reconcile these two aspects: artefacts as part of cultural heritage and objects as carriers of personal narratives. Participants are invited to share their memories, personal experiences, feelings, and stories.

Occurrence Saturday, Sept 28th2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Topographies of Cultures Workshop [individuals]

For youths and adults
Offered by artist Raphaëlle de Groot, in collaboration with Exeko and Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush
> Offered on September 19 (5:30 to 7:00 pm) and September 28 (2 to 3:30 pm)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> French and English with interventions in Innu
> No booking required

The workshop invites participants from all walks of life to converse about objects and testimonials in Innu and in French collected by Raphaëlle de Groot during her immersive experience in the Mingan Archipelago. De Groot works from notions of sharing and collaboration with different communities in order to produce narratives. The activity will introduce participants to the material culture of the North Shore of Québec. Like a metaphorical archipelago, the group of participants will have the opportunity to create a collective assemblage using objects collected in this region. The activity will echo the approach of de Groot, who alternates among different levels of observation and explores relations between the geographical territory and the human, cultural, emotional, and material worlds that she encounters. The aim of this workshop is to create a space for intercultural dialogue and encounter between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in a spirit of inclusion and sharing.

Galerie de l'UQAM Sunday, Sept 29th10:30 am to 12:00 pm Objects as Reflections of Self Workshop [families]

For families (8 to 12 years old)
Supervised by the Brila team, certified practitioners of the Philosophy for Children educational model
> Offered on September 21 (10:30 am to 12 pm) and September 29 (10:30 am to 12 pm)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
Book here

This workshop introduces participants to philosophical notions by inviting them to express themselves and develop their thinking in relation to the concepts of identity, self-representation, and sense of belonging. Including moments of reflection, dialogue, and creative exercises, this philorecreational activity stimulates participants’ curiosity about contemporary image practices and encourages them to question their relationship with objects through works of the biennale.

VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine Sunday, Sept 29th1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eco Still Life Workshop [families]

For families (all ages)
In collaboration with Éco-quartier Saint-Jacques
> Offered on September 29 (ongoing from 1 to 4 pm) and October 13 (ongoing from 1 to 4 pm)
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
> No booking required

Preceded by a guided tour, this reflective and creative workshop invites children and their families to assemble a three-dimensional still life using recycled materials inspired by the works presented in the biennale. They will leave with a photograph of their ephemeral creation, taken in our portable studio. In addition to mobilizing participants’ imagination, the activity allows them to learn about the 4 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover), overconsumption issues, and, more generally, the impact of the waste that humans produce on the environment. This creative moment offers an opportunity to awaken their critical judgment in relation to their consumption habits and to make them aware of their capacity to become agents of change in society.

Galerie de l'UQAM Tuesday, Oct 1st5:30 pm to 6:45 am Decolonizing Gender Histories & Dismantling the Gender Binary Workshop [groups]Workshop [individuals]

For college and university students – Workshop [groups]
For youths and adults – Workshop [individuals]
Offered by Kama La Mackerel, multidisciplinary artist, author, educator, and cultural mediator
> Offered on September 25 (12:45 to 2 pm) and October 1 (5:30 to 6:45 pm)
> Duration: 1:15
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
> No booking required

The workshop consists of a discussion on gender histories through a decolonial lens by asking the following questions: What are the relationships between colonial histories and the contemporary understanding of gender and the gender binary? How was the gender binary used as a tool of colonial repression? How does colonial violence enacted on racialized bodies still structure our understanding of gender in contemporary society? How do these forces still control and regulate racialized bodies and their representations? Participants will delve into these questions by thinking through theoretical tools that will be used to interrogate their own internalized colonial biases. The dialogue will draw upon works in the biennale by queer, trans, non-binary, or self-identifying women artists who are Indigenous or racialized. It will be an opportunity to challenge assumptions by looking at the ways in which these artists respond to imperial notions of gender through a process of decolonializing and reclaiming their bodies.

McCord Museum Wednesday, Oct 2nd6:00 pm to 9:00 pm The Time of Objects Workshop [individuals]

For youths and adults
In collaboration with the McCord Museum
> Offered on September 25, October 2, and October 9 (ongoing from 6 to 9 pm)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
> No booking required

This workshop is intended for people of all ages who wish to take part in an exchange around Celia Perrin Sidarous’s exhibition The Archivist. Sidarous explores the historical charges of objects in a photographic and architectural installation. Prior to the exhibition, she went through the McCord Museum’s collection, focusing on both the objects and their documentation, and selected items that particularly intrigued her. Although museums act as a collective memory and conservation is one of their essential missions, the experience or “inner life” of objects and the sentimental value associated with them are absent from these institutions. This workshop aims to reconcile these two aspects: artefacts as part of cultural heritage and objects as carriers of personal narratives. Participants are invited to share their memories, personal experiences, feelings, and stories.

McCord Museum Friday, Oct 4th10:00 am to 11:30 am The Time of Objects Workshop [groups]

For seniors
In collaboration with the Musée McCord
With artist Celia Perrin Sidarous
> Offered on September 18 and October 4 (10 to 11:30 am)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> French or English
Book here

This workshop is intended for seniors who wish to take part in an exchange around Celia Perrin Sidarous’s exhibition The Archivist. Sidarous explores the historical charges of objects in a photographic and architectural installation. Prior to the exhibition, she went through the McCord Museum’s collection, focusing on both the objects and their documentation, and selected items that particularly intrigued her. Although museums act as a collective memory and conservation is one of their essential missions, the experience or “inner life” of objects and the sentimental value associated with them are absent from these institutions. This workshop aims to reconcile these two aspects: artefacts as part of cultural heritage and objects as carriers of personal narratives. Participants are invited to share their memories, personal experiences, feelings, and stories. 

Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery Friday, Oct 4th4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Local Records Workshop [individuals]

For adults
Offered by the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery
> Friday October 4 (4:30  pm – 6:30 pm)
> Duration: 2:00
> Free of charge
> French or English
> Book here
> Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University
4th floor – 3459 rue McTavish
Limited spaces, RSVP (robin.simpson@concordia.ca)

Archive session on the categorization of bodies, human races, and emotions in ethnographic and physinomic studies from the 19th and 20th century. Mary Yearl is the Head Librarian at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine and an Associate Member of McGill’s Department of Social Studies of Medicine. She studied the history of medicine at Yale (Ph.D.) and Cambridge (M.Phil) before turning to archives and special collections librarianship. Her research interests lie in the interplay between medicine and religion in the pre-modern period, and in the transformation of concepts from humoral medicine into scientific paradigms in the modern period.

Local Records is a program that pairs exhibitions with relevant archival holdings in Montreal. Animated by a guest researcher each seminar coordinates encounters and discussions around a selection of primary documents, offering a local lens through which to consider the exhibition and a point of departure for new research.

Dazibao Saturday, Oct 5th1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Do It Yourselves, Girls! A Zine Workshop Workshop [families]Workshop [individuals]

For teenage girls and female-identifying youths (aged 13 to 17) and their families
In collaboration with Girls Action FoundationDazibao and Atelier Circulaire.
> Offered on October 5 (ongoing from 1 to 4 pm) and October 12 (ongoing from 1 to 4 pm)
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
> The activity starts at Dazibao and continues at Atelier Circulaire
> No booking required

Preceded by a guided tour, this workshop invites participants and their families to create a collective zine in dialogue with the exhibition Libertad, presenting works by Latin American artists Karen Paulina Biswell, Laura Huertas Millán, and Ana Mendieta, who empower feminine identities. Combining reflection, dialogue, and creativity, this activity aims to encourage participants to develop their critical thinking skills regarding the representation of women in visual culture and to make them aware of their power. In a safe and welcoming space, participants will have the opportunity to create a collective zine—a small-format print publication inspired by past and present feminist groups. In addition to fostering imagination, the workshop will enable participants to familiarize themselves with notions of freedom, self-determination, and self-representation.

McCord Museum Wednesday, Oct 9th6:00 pm to 9:00 pm The Time of Objects Workshop [individuals]

For youths and adults
In collaboration with the McCord Museum
> Offered on September 25, October 2, and October 9 (ongoing from 6 to 9 pm)
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
> No booking required

This workshop is intended for people of all ages who wish to take part in an exchange around Celia Perrin Sidarous’s exhibition The Archivist. Sidarous explores the historical charges of objects in a photographic and architectural installation. Prior to the exhibition, she went through the McCord Museum’s collection, focusing on both the objects and their documentation, and selected items that particularly intrigued her. Although museums act as a collective memory and conservation is one of their essential missions, the experience or “inner life” of objects and the sentimental value associated with them are absent from these institutions. This workshop aims to reconcile these two aspects: artefacts as part of cultural heritage and objects as carriers of personal narratives. Participants are invited to share their memories, personal experiences, feelings, and stories.

Dazibao Saturday, Oct 12th1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Do It Yourselves, Girls! A Zine Workshop Workshop [families]Workshop [individuals]

For teenage girls and female-identifying youths (aged 13 to 17) and their families
In collaboration with Girls Action FoundationDazibao and Atelier Circulaire.
> Offered on October 5 (ongoing from 1 to 4 pm) and October 12 (ongoing from 1 to 4 pm)
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
> The activity starts at Dazibao and continues at Atelier Circulaire
> No booking required

Preceded by a guided tour, this workshop invites participants and their families to create a collective zine in dialogue with the exhibition Libertad, presenting works by Latin American artists Karen Paulina Biswell, Laura Huertas Millán, and Ana Mendieta, who empower feminine identities. Combining reflection, dialogue, and creativity, this activity aims to encourage participants to develop their critical thinking skills regarding the representation of women in visual culture and to make them aware of their power. In a safe and welcoming space, participants will have the opportunity to create a collective zine—a small-format print publication inspired by past and present feminist groups. In addition to fostering imagination, the workshop will enable participants to familiarize themselves with notions of freedom, self-determination, and self-representation.

VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine Sunday, Oct 13th1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eco Still Life Workshop [families]

For families (all ages)
In collaboration with Éco-quartier Saint-Jacques
> Offered on September 29 (ongoing from 1 to 4 pm) and October 13 (ongoing from 1 to 4 pm)
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
> No booking required

Preceded by a guided tour, this reflective and creative workshop invites children and their families to assemble a three-dimensional still life using recycled materials inspired by the works presented in the biennale. They will leave with a photograph of their ephemeral creation, taken in our portable studio. In addition to mobilizing participants’ imagination, the activity allows them to learn about the 4 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover), overconsumption issues, and, more generally, the impact of the waste that humans produce on the environment. This creative moment offers an opportunity to awaken their critical judgment in relation to their consumption habits and to make them aware of their capacity to become agents of change in society.

OPTICA Saturday, Oct 19th1:00 pm to 4:00 pm The Forgotten Stories of Objects! Around the work of Batia Suter! Workshop [families]Workshop [groups]Workshop [individuals]

For youths (children aged 4 and older) and adults
As part of “Saturdays with the Family”, the workshop is open to the whole family and will run continually. Feel free to join in at any time.
> Offered on September 14 and October 19 (1 to 4 pm)
> Duration : 1:15
> Free of charge
> Bilingual
> No booking required
> For more information, please contact Sandrine Côté: mediation@optica.ca

As part of MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image, OPTICA is presenting the work of artist Batia Suter: she collects, accumulates and classifies images she finds in photo albums, world atlases, illustrated encyclopedias, art and history books, animal magazines, and much more. With family or friends, OPTICA invites you to play the artist’s game during a creative workshop on image transfer. Come, in turn, to assemble, disassemble, arrange, disturb, rearrange and combine the images until a sensible imagination emerges from this chaos of found images. 

VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine Sept 5th to Oct 11th Eco Still Life Workshop [groups]

For children 9 to 12 (grades 4 to 6)
In collaboration with Éco-quartier Saint-Jacques
> Offered from September 5 to October 11
> Duration: 1:45
> Free of charge 
> French or English
Book here

Using a reflective and creative approach, this workshop invites children to assemble a three-dimensional still life using recycled materials inspired by the works presented in the biennale. They will leave with a photograph of their ephemeral creation, taken in our portable studio. In addition to mobilizing participants’ imagination, the activity allows them to learn about the 4 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover), overconsumption issues, and, more generally, the impact of the waste that humans produce on the environment. This creative moment offers an opportunity to awaken their critical judgment in relation to their consumption habits and to make them aware of their capacity to become agents of change in society.

Galerie de l'UQAM Sept 5th to Oct 13th The Gallery of Mysteries Workshop [families]Workshop [individuals]

For youths (age 8 and up) and adults
> Offered from September 5 to October 13 (ongoing)
> Duration: 30 minutes
> Free of charge
> French or English
> No booking required

Come and have an immersive experience right in the exhibition spaces by playing the video game The Gallery of Mysteries. Resulting from a partnership between MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image and Dpt. Studio, this educational video game was made to expose children 9 to 12 years of age to contemporary art by Québec artists. It’s an activity that will appeal both to young people and adults!

VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine Sept 5th to Oct 13th The Gallery of Mysteries Workshop [families]Workshop [individuals]

For youths (age 8 and up) and adults
> Offered from September 5 to October 13 (ongoing)
> Duration: 30 minutes
> Free of charge
> French or English
> No booking required

Come and have an immersive experience right in the exhibition spaces by playing the video game The Gallery of Mysteries. Resulting from a partnership between MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image and Dpt. Studio, this educational video game was made to expose children 9 to 12 years of age to contemporary art by Québec artists. It’s an activity that will appeal to both young people and adults!

Dazibao Sept 7th to Oct 18th Do It Yourselves, Girls! A Zine Workshop Workshop [groups]

For girls and female-identifying youths 13 to 17 (grades 8 to 11)
In collaboration with Girls Action Foundation, Dazibao and Atelier Circulaire.
> Offered from September 7 to October 18
> Duration: 2:00
> Free of charge
> French or English
> The activity starts at Dazibao and continues at Atelier Circulaire
Book here

This workshop invites participants to create a collective zine in dialogue with the exhibition Libertad, presenting works by Latin American artists Karen Paulina Biswell, Laura Huertas Millán, and Ana Mendieta, who empower feminine identities. Combining reflection, dialogue, and creativity, this activity aims to encourage participants to develop their critical thinking skills regarding the representation of women in visual culture and to make them aware of their power. In a safe and welcoming space, participants will have the opportunity to create a collective zine—a small-format print publication inspired by past and present feminist groups. In addition to fostering imagination, the workshop will enable participants to familiarize themselves with notions of freedom, self-determination, and self-representation. 

Galerie de l'UQAM Sept 16th to Sept 27th Objects as Reflections of Self Workshop [groups]

For children 8 to 12 (grades 3 to 6)
Supervised by the Brila team, certified practitioners of the Philosophy for Children educational model.
> Offered from September 16 to September 27
> Duration: 1:30
> Free of charge
> French or English
Book here

This workshop introduces participants to philosophical notions by inviting them to express themselves and develop their thinking in relation to the concepts of identity, self-representation, and sense of belonging. Including moments of reflection, dialogue, and creative exercises, this philorecreational activity stimulates participants’ curiosity about contemporary image practices and encourages them to question their relationship with objects through works of in the biennale.