Join NEO-CRAFT for a series of seven events in Calgary in the summer of 2013.
Public Sessions & RSVP Workshops.
Using the aesthetics of life in global capitalism, NEOCraft seeks to empower local emerging artists by summoning the professional sales pitch, the conference tour and the self-help program—setting the stage for the egalitarian expansion of art discourse.
NEOCraft is seeking artists and cultural producers to participate in a series of August workshops & events in Calgary.
NEOCraft is a multimedia concept stemming from preliminary research conducted at the Banff Centre where eight Private Consultations and three public Sessions/Performances were held at the Max Bell Auditorium with Banff residents, faculty and staff. Form is site/context specific. (Includes an excerpt from Casey Smallwood’s “What Is Acting?” 2013)
NEOCraft for Art- POWER, Banff Centre (2013)
August 1 – September 28, 2013
NEOCraft appropriates self-help seminars, motivational techniques, and cult-like aesthetics to set the stage for strengthening artists as active viewers and participants in their own work and community. From intimate private sessions to group workshops and large-scale corporate seminars situated within art institutions, NEOCraft responds to issues of critical motivation through pseudo-corporate models and activities. The project results in a range of experiences for individual artists and community members, producing a continually expanding archive of site-specific self-help guides, instructional-videos, audio downloads, and artist testimonials available for viewing, streaming, and download.