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    Drake Lab: GIF Making Workshop

    Drake Lab: GIF Making Workshop

    From October 17-31 2014, Mohammad Rezaei is our Drake Lab artist in residence. His residency, Strong Bold Unique Wild, is an "everything up to now", a retrospective if you will, of all of his interests within the art world.

    For the duration of his time at the Drake Lab, He will bring together all of his most frequent collaborators, mentors and friends to activate the space. This residency will be a curatorial effort, an exhibition space, an artist lab, a studio space, a workshop and a pop up shop of sorts.

    On October 20 + 27, Rezaei will lead a One on One .gif making Workshop. If you have ever wanted to learn how to make a proper .gif not using your iphone, now is the time. Rezaei will walk you through all the steps necessary to make a gif, from proper installation of Photoshop to exporting the .gif file. Stop by the space and he will walk you through all of the necessary steps.

    2-9PM, by appointment or walk-in.

    Mohammad Rezaei is an interdisciplinary emerging artist, curator, art administrator and one half of the collective MTJR. (read Mount Junior).

    A substantial part of Rezaei’s art practice focuses on research, initiation and co-ordination of DIY art spaces, artist run centers, and curation in such spaces. This includes the establishment of several DIY spaces and festivals, curation of pop -up galleries and extensive involvement within established artist run centers and art galleries across Canada.

    As a curator, his interests lie within emerging forms of media, interactive and performative works that engage and ask for the participation of the audience, with a strong focus on emerging artists. He continuously works to provide opportunities for creation and development of art by emerging artists. His curatorial projects have been funded through successful grants from Canada Council for the Arts and Toronto Arts Council.

    As an artist, his work is a post studio research-based exploration and critique of the notion of identity in a fluid society. His work is largely “digital” based.

    He is the current programming coordinator at Whippersnapper Gallery.

    • Venue: The Lab
    • Type:
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 20, 2014, 2 p.m.