If You Ask Me (IYAM)

If You Ask Me (IYAM)

  • Saturday, October 19, 5:00 PM
Workman Arts Theatre

651 Dufferin St
Toronto

ACCESSIBILITY

Open Captions

The Workman Arts Theatre has stairs up from the street into the building and into the theatre and stairs down to the washrooms.

Films: 50 min / Panel Discussion: 60 min

GENRE: SHORT FILM

Get Mad: IYAM shorts and 1-on-1 Professional Development talks

For the third consecutive year, If You Ask Me (IYAM) has supported emerging filmmakers with mental health and/or addiction experiences to create new work. This constantly evolving program has grown to follow the needs of the filmmakers and RWM is very excited to be showing four new short films in 2019 by Saba Akhtar, Julianne Ess, Erum Khan and James Knott.

These filmmakers have worked under the guidance of mentor Fallon Andy and have been working at Trinity Square Video over the summer months to develop new short films. Each year these artists have been commissioned to create longer works to be shared in the festival and next year they will graduate into becoming mentors for a new generation of filmmakers looking to share their mental health stories through film.

#GETMAD: JOIN THE CONVERSATION

1-on-1 advice for Young Filmmakers & Professionals 

The IYAM participants are emerging arts leaders who are interested in giving back to their communities. Join the filmmakers as they engage in intimate conversations along with representatives from professional filmmaking organizations as they offer advice, talk through ideas, give feedback and, most importantly, meet other young filmmakers who are looking to share their stories through film!

PANELISTS

James
Knott
IYAM filmmaker
Saba
Acktar
IYAM filmmaker
Morgan
Sears-Williams
CFMDC representative
Cara
Spooner
Workman Arts representative
Erum
Khan
IYAM filmmaker
Julianne
Ess
IYAM filmmaker
Andrew
Cromey
Trinity Sqaure Video representative
CO-PRESENTERS

With support from CAMH’s Youth Engagement Initiative and the National Youth Action Council

Trinity Square Video

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Intangible Adorations: Experience the Icon

Intangible Adorations: Experience the Icon

  • Saturday, October 12, 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 16, 8:00 PM
  • Friday, October 18, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 19, 2:00 PM (with Q&A)
Workman Arts Chapel

651 Dufferin St
Toronto

ACCESSIBILITY

The Workman Arts Chapel has stairs up from the street into the building and into the theatre and stairs down to the washrooms.

Slow pulsing light used in this performance.

Forever Epic Films / Created by Lisa Anita Wegner and Scott White / 60 min

Intangible Adorations is an immersive theatrical experience that explores the impact of celebrity worship on the mental health of the famous, and on those who become infatuated with celebrity. Audience members will gather in the Hall of Celebrity, have the opportunity to learn the best way to approach someone famous, and then experience an iconic piece of performance art in the Red Chapel enacted by a celebrity whose identity is concealed by a morph suit. Will they reveal their identity, or will they choose to remain anonymous? That will be up to the individual who represents the ICON each night. Who in the audience will have the courage to participate in a celebrity panel where they’ll get a taste of what it feels like to be famous?

Creators: Lisa Anita Wegner and Scott White
Lighting Design and Effects: Carl Elster
Original Music: Pink Moth
Co-producers: Haus of Dada, Workman Arts, KC Cooper and Meek
Performers: Pamela Chynn, KC Cooper, Emily Gillespie, Amy Loucareas, Meek, Jane Smythe and Lisa Anita Wegner

The creators would like to acknowledge the OAC for Exhibition Assistance for Intangible Adorations: The Icon Experience.

#GETMAD: JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Celebrity and Anonymity: An Artist Talk and Q&A

A discussion of Intangible Adorations with creator and performer Lisa Anita Wegner and collaborator Scott White on Saturday, October 19 after the 2:00 pm show, moderated by Lisa McKeown. The discussion will touch on the nature of modern celebrity culture, celebrity worship syndrome and the origins of this version of Intangible Adorations. The panel will also discuss the significance of Lisa’s journey with mental and physical health, the relevance of finding anonymous expression, and how this piece fits into Lisa’s larger universe of therapeutic performance and film work.

PANELISTS

Lisa
McKeown
Moderator
Lisa
Wegner
Creator & Performer
COMMUNITY PARTNER
SUPPORTED BY
Ontario Arts Council Logo

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