In 2021, MOMENTA Créatif offered a series of educational activities, creative workshops and guided tours for groups, families and individuals despite the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Echoing the theme of the biennale, the program was rooted in the fine line between life and art. With a total of 2,943 participants in all of our educational and reflective activities, this edition proved to be a real success!
Here are a few memorable moments:
Imagination and other Powerful Futures
This workshop probes the power of the imagination through the exploration of imaginary figures and fantastic stories, in an open, positive, and rewarding environment. Presented at the Darling Foundry, the workshop is anchored in the discovery of works by Tabita Rezaire and Sandra Mujinga as a space for dialogue, learning, and solidarity in which participants are invited to share their stories and to reflect on the importance of the imagination in designing futures where it is possible to dream. In a conversation led by the cultural transformers and facilitators of the Never Was Average collective, we delve into the connections among corporeality, fictions, and ancestral narratives.
Offered by the artist and filmmaker Victoria Catherine Chan, the workshop invites participants from all backgrounds to discover the ways in which the body senses waves and vibrations, which are amplified by means of technological devices. The activity echoes the artist Jamilah Sabur’s exhibition The mountain hums under the ocean, which manifests at various levels of perception by exploring the connections among geological space, individual experiences, and the forces of nature. Although invisible and inaudible to humans, wave oscillations contribute to several meteorological and climatic phenomena. The objective of this workshop is to broaden our ways of perceiving them in an atmosphere of inclusion, dialogue, and sharing.