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    2021 mentorship

Stacy Skolnik
Jonathan Gonzalez

Workshop Details

July 19-26, 2021
10-2 PM

Prospect Park Peninsula

Sliding Scale
$0 / $75 / $150 / $300


Workshop Description

This workshop invites participants of any medium and skill set to convene for improvisatory and discursive gatherings in an open-air setting. By way of establishing/editing/excising our vested creative interests and citational principles through processes of sharing aloud (as in a reading, a dance, a sound played over a speaker, a fleeting refrain), “co-authoring” will be a methodology we come to define collectively.

We will be meeting in a public park on grass so please bring anything you require to find comfort. A boombox with an Aux cord and Tape deck will be made available for any amplified needs. Bathrooms will be accessible to our meeting site. We will take a break at the halfway point (12p), and request you BYOsustenance, of any form, to be present collectively.

For our first gathering, we ask that you bring/note down somewhere/travel with a citation that you honor as foundational to your creative interest, and pluralities of self. We will share these aloud. Sharing aloud can be conducted in whatever form serves your study with us.

Stacy Skolnik
Stacy Skolnik is a writer, editor, and co-founder of Montez Press Radio. She is the author of and co-author of Rat Park with Katie Della-Valle. Her work has been featured in Lambda Literary’s Poetry Spotlight, Columbia Journal, The Operating System, No Dear Magazine, Fjords and Adirondack Review, among others.

Jonathan GonzálezJonathan González (Queens, NY) is an artist collaborating at the intersections of performance. Their works include: Not Total (homeschool PDX, Yale Union x Paragon Arts Gallery, 2019), Working on Water in collaboration with Mario Gooden (Columbia School of Architecture, 2019), h/S: Jonathan González in collaboration with SB Fuller (Ciccio Gallery, 2019), Maroonage: Elaborations on the Stage and Staying Alive with Meredith Bove (Contact Quarterly), Lucifer Landing I & II (MoMA PS1 x Abrons Arts Center, 2019), Collaborative Curiosity (Contemporaryand), Region(es) Magazine (2020). Their curations include Sunday Service @ Knockdown Center and Movement Research Fall Festival: invisible material. Previously an LMCC Workspace Resident (2018-19), NARS Foundation AIR (2018), Jerome Foundation Fellow (2019), Mertz Gilmore Grantee (2018), Art Matters Fellow (2019), Performance Art/Theater Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grantee (2020).

Workshop Souvenir

On October 22nd, 2020, Stacy Skolnik and Jonathan Gonzalez met at 3:00 PM in Prospect Park for a two hour work/lab meeting.

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