Eshan Rafi: set

December 19, 2015 4:00 pm

You are invited to participate in a workshop on set. Together we will explore its potentiality as a structure for negotiating power relations between bodies. We will play “test set” as if it is a proposition for a game. Please wear clothes you feel comfortable moving in.
audiences wishing to observe without participating are also welcomed.

Set is an evolving structure that can be used for games or performance. It is a series of lines and shapes made with masking tape on a floor, which together form a set. Set can be a document of marks made by the movement of bodies or inversely, it can instruct bodies to move in a certain direction. Audiences may interact, intervene, change the structure itself, or just observe.

Eshan Rafi born in Lahore, Pakistan, is presently based in Toronto (Canada). They hold a bachelor of fine arts and a bachelor of education in visual arts from York University. They work with their body, analog cameras, moving images, text, and other individuals. Rafi’s work was exhibited in art metropole (Toronto), ngbk (berlin), museum of contemporary Canadian art (Toronto), and Indus valley school of art and architecture (Karachi).