Ether-Net Workshop

Photo : Sophia Borowska

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Photo : Sophia Borowska

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Ether-Net Workshop

with Kelly Thompson and Alice Jarry


Presented as part of the HTMlles Festival

Zoom workshop: November 21 from 11am to 2pm

Free - Registration required : Click here to register

*Workshop in English by bilingual instructors. French translations will be offered as needed.

Do you have drawers full of broken electronics and mis-matched cords?

In this online video workshop, participants will work with e-waste cables to make a collective artwork, addressing the materials and hyper-consumption that define our current relationship to technology.

Workshop participants will learn simple looping and knotting techniques with leftover cables and cords to create a piece of netting. Then, using online tools, we will connect photos of the pieces to form a greater network out of individual nodes. The pieces will be virtually knotted together and displayed as an activist demonstration. Working together, apart, to weave a net, we make visible our technologically networked society.

This workshop will be held on Zoom. Presentations by Alice Jarry, Kelly Thompson, and Sophia Borowska will introduce contemporary upcycling art practices and the longstanding ties between waste, textile production and activism.

Materials and registration:

Materials provided. 25 kits will be available for pick-up at OBORO's New Media Lab (4001 Berri street, 2nd floor) from November 17 to 20 (10am to 4pm). We also encourage you to collect your own e-waste cables (chargers, earbuds, audio cords, phone wires, etc.) to supplement the materials provided.

Free Workshop. Registration limited to 25 participants.

Register via Eventbrite by November 19, 2020.

 The artists would like to thank their sponsors, Ebox, Concordia University's Centre for Creative Reuse, Electro-Shop, and individual donors for their donation of e-waste materials.

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Sophia Borowska

Sophia Borowska is an artist, writer, and cultural worker based in Montréal/Tiohtià:ke. Through sculpture, installations, research collaborations, and community-engaged projects, her work questions and challenges prevailing systems of power and control in urban environments, online spaces, and in the art world. Her Jacquard-research practice seeks conceptual links between weaving, technology, and digital culture. She holds a BFA, with great distinction, from Concordia University in Montréal.