Mar. 4: Together, We Erupt with Chipo Chipaziwa

Mar 04, 2023

Together, We Erupt is part of the free workshop series offered by the Liberated Planet Studio (LPS). Supported by the PWIAS Catalyst Collaboration Fund, LPS provides practice space and workshops for artists and activists interested in ecological and movement research at the intersections of social and environmental justice.


What is an artist without an audience?

Is it possible to be respectfully consumed?

Can the gaze truly be subverted?

In this workshop, participants will partake in a series of embodied exercises accompanying Chipo Chipaziwa’s performance practice which investigates the performativity of the Black female body. Together, the group will focus on and explore the sensation of being observed whilst being cognizant of said observer(s).

Chipo Chipaziwa is a visual artist who predominantly works in the medium of performance art. Chipaziwa’s practice concerns itself with the fluidity of identity, the performativity of the Black body and Chipaziwa’s own investigation of disrupting the gaze of the other. Chipaziwa has previously worked with the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver, the City of Vancouver and Live Biennale. Chipaziwa currently resides on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.