Kerri Flannigan Residency Meet and Greet: Dumpling Collaboratory

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:00 pm
Open Space, 510 Fort St.

On July 26 at 6:00 pm, join us for a community meal, pierogi making demonstration, and round-table discussion to launch Kerri Flannigan's residency. We hope to share a meal and invite community members to brainstorm workshops, partnerships, and collaborations to inform Flannigan's project and outreach. We hope to see you then!
From July 2017 - February 2018, artist Kerri Flannigan joins Open Space for a research and production residency investigating intimacies, distance, social media, and storytelling, relating to early digital telecommunications. Flannigan will be investigating Slow-Scan TV, both its robust histories within the Open Space archives and its relevant applications to contemporary issues and production. The residency employs and intergenerational mentorship model, wherin Flannigan will collaborate with artist Patrick Lichty, former Open Space directors/artists Peggy Cady and Bill Bartlett, and local youth participants. Modeling the collaboratory projects that Open Space engaged in the late 70's, Flannigan's project combines archival research, DIY skill sharing, and collaborative production, and will culminate in a series of public workshops and performances. -- Open Space (founded 1972) enacts a mandate “to support experimental artistic practices in all contemporary arts disciplines, acting as a laboratory for engaging art, artists, and communities.” As a non-profit artist-run centre Open Space presents work by artists of all disciplines, cultures and generations. Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Lekwungen and Coast Salish peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 15 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. A more through accessibility audit is pending. For more information about accessibility please call 250-383-8833 or email