Invisible Ink: Artist Talk with Shadbolt Fellow Ghinwa Yassine

July 27, 2023

Please join us for an evening with anti-disciplinary artist Ghinwa Yassine, 2023 Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities.

Invisible Ink: Artist Talk by Shadbolt Fellow Ghinwa Yassine

You are invited to a talk by anti-disciplinary artist Ghinwa Yassine. Yassine will give a presentation about her latest body of work investigating the bodies of women in public protests (with a focus on the Beirut 2019 uprising) and what she calls gestural agency or agentic gesture.

She will then introduce her project Invisible Ink that she will be conducting as a Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities with the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) and the School for Contemporary Arts (SCA) at Simon Fraser University (SFU). The project includes workshops and a co-created performance that are open to the students of GSWS and SCA, and possibly the public.

With Invisible Ink, Yassine will investigate the idea of embodied freedom and freedom futurity. The project asks, if all the rights ever fought for, were claimed once and for all, will there be new rights to fight for that we may not be able to conceive of today, or will we go back in cycles of a history that repeats itself: a right accessed then denied once again?

Call for student participation: be part of the Invisible Ink performance with Ghinwa Yassine

Students will be able to contribute through performing, writing, sound, moving image, costume and set design. This project might appeal to those with a special interest in feminism, queer theory, somatics, movement, and body politics.

Students who would like to participate in the performance are highly encouraged to attend the Artist Talk on September 14. Visit Eventbrite to learn more about the event and to reserve your free tickets

To learn more about getting involved in Invisible Ink, download the call for participation

About the artist:

Ghinwa Yassine is an anti-disciplinary artist based on the land of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people, so-called Vancouver. Her work uses various media, including film, installation, performance, text, and drawing. Yassine’s work confronts the ideological and patriarchal systems that she grew up in while exploring collective feelings and what it means to be a marked body. She seeks a radical historicizing of individual and collective traumas where embodied memories are put into question. Using hybrid forms of storytelling, where story manifests as somatic experiencing, ritual, and gesture, her projects are portals to factual/fictional dimensions that activate collective memory.

Yassine holds an MFA in Contemporary Art - Interdisciplinary Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, an MA in Digital Video Design from the University of the Arts Utrecht, and a BA in Graphic Design from the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut. Her works have been exhibited in the Netherlands, Lebanon, UAE, Canada, Iran, and Croatia.