Join us at MOCA for a week of March Break programs. The museum is free for those under 18 years old and Floor 1 is always free.

Don’t forget to pick up a MOCA “I Spy” game at the Welcome Desk! This game is a great way to learn about the historic Tower Automotive Building and artworks in the museum.

‘Resolution (Mass of Clarity)’ Clay Workshop

Join us throughout March Break to create a clay miniature for the second phase of the workshop Resolution (Mass of Clarity) by art collective, PA System.

“Imagine a dream, desire, goal, aspiration, need, resolution or hope that you have for yourself and mould it as a miniature.”

On Floor 1 of MOCA you can sculpt a clay representation of a need, desire, dream, or goal to make your intention tangible. The exercise draws on strategies of visualization, and is similar to sympathetic magic, wherein symbolic representations –like a vision board –are used to influence real life. Anyone can participate in this growing installation of clay miniatures.

This project is an off-shoot from the artists’ ongoing work: Future Snowmachines in Kinngait (FSIK). As part of their ongoing project Embassy of Imagination, Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut) youth were asked to choose an object to represent their desire for mobility and connection to the land. They imagined and sculpted snowmobiles as play-dough miniatures. PA System translated the miniatures into larger sculptures through 3D printing, and casting in scrap aluminum (from the remains of their burnt down high school). The sculptures are being sold to support the purchase of real snowmobiles and the establishment of the local Land and Cultural Leadership Program for youth. The initial iterations of FSIK were created with youth aged 13-16: Janice Qimirpik, Moe Kelly, David Pudlat, Christine Adamie, Lachaolasie Akesuk and Nathan Adla.

 

Drop in during museum hours to attend this free workshop.

Museum hours:

Monday 10am – 5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

Art In Use Supporters

Break/ing Images Moving Image Workshop

Join curator Muna Cann and artist Gustavo Artigas for an interactive video-making workshop inspired by Chantal Akerman and Basma Alsharif’s exhibitions at MOCA.

Playful and experimental in nature, the workshop will explore the differences and similarities between video art and cinema. Participants in the workshop will have the chance to create collaborative short videos using footage from their smartphones as a means to inquire into traditional narrative film and how it might be disrupted.

The workshop will consist of the following:

  1. Introduction – As a group, participants will visit Akerman and Alsharif’s exhibitions.
  2. Conversation – Cann and Artigas will lead a casual discussion about the methodologies of traditional cinema and video utilized in each exhibition.
  3. Collaboration & Presentation – Based on the observations made in the introductory discussions, participants will collectively create a series of videos based on footage culled from their own personal smartphones. The created videos will be presented at the end of the workshop.

Event is free with museum admission and is all-ages. Please register in advance to save your spot.
Please bring your smartphone to participate.
This workshop is presented by ART LINKS INC.

Register for:

PA System, Resolution (Mass of Clarity), 2019.

Location

MOCA Toronto
158 Sterling Road

Floor 1

MOCA Toronto aims to be a barrier-free and accessible museum for all. If you have any needs we should know about, contact us at info@moca.ca ahead of time to make any arrangements.