I recently had the opportunity to intern at Artcite Inc. during the MayWorks 2011 events series.
“Artists, workers, and students have met over many months to organize a collection of exhibitions, projects, events, a rally and a parade, to celebrate our creativity as a community, our dedication to the values of workers’ solidarity, social justice and human rights.
The various activities will highlight our support for our city and our history of solidarity, concern for social justice and our tradition of labour arts.” – Artcite Inc. (artcite.ca)
I worked with Christine Burchnall and Bernard Helsing and a group of volunteer committee members to develop the contents of the program and the events that were to take place. I was also given the opportunity to curate a gallery show at the Common Ground Gallery in Windsor’s historic Sandwich Town. The show was called “Hell Is Other People’s Money”, referencing the most famous line of Jean-Paul Sartre’s play “No Exit”. I will be making a post on that show soon.
I used CS4 InDesign and Illustrator to create the layout for the publication and edit the contents.
This ad is based on the American Repertory Theater’s production of Sartre’s “No Exit” in 2006.
No Exit revolves around three recently deceased strangers who find themselves locked in a drawing room. All have led extravagant, quasi-criminal lives: Estelle is a nymphomaniac who drove her lover to suicide when she killed their illegitimate child; Inez is a lesbian who drove her cousin’s wife to suicide; Garcin is a militant pacifist who betrayed his own cause and was shot while attempting to escape. Now all three are trapped together for eternity, prisoners in an endless love triangle that forms their own private hell. Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic thriller is part philosophical melodrama, part farce; Jerry Mouawad’s stylish production sets the stage in a maddeningly unstable world—where the three inmates must literally fight to retain their footing with every step. - A.R.T