Multidisciplinary artist 2Fik comes to Northfield for a residency and series of performance events.
Based in Montreal, 2Fik’s work combines photography, video, modeling, and performance art—designed to tackle the multiplicities of identity.
Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist 2Fik will spend three weeks in Northfield as an artist-in-residence at Carleton College (October 15-November 5), working with students, curating an exhibit in the Perlman Teaching Museum, and presenting a series of public performances.
The residency is designed to support productive discussion both on campus and in the greater community. In addition to visiting Carleton campuses and holding regular office hours, 2Fik will host performances and workshops at the Northfield Arts Guild, the Northfield Public Library, Northfield Public Schools, and nearby St. Olaf College. He will also spend time at Macalester College in St. Paul.
Born in Paris to Moroccan parents, 2Fik works in Montreal as a photographer, model, stylist and artistic director—always encouraging people to question what they see. His art attempts to tackle the multiplicities of identity. Whether behind the camera or the subject of a photograph, 2Fik confronts the boundaries placed around identities and the expectations imposed by gender.
“Dissidentity: Portraying Labels to Break Them:” Artist talk at St. Olaf College on Thursday, October 18, 11:30 to 12:45 p.m.
Tea Time: Exhibit Tour with Carleton Gender & Sexuality Center (GSC) on Friday, October 19, 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mar-G Lounge, Carleton Weitz Center for Creativity.
“Gear Shifts:” An exhibit at the Perlman Teaching Museum in the Weitz Center for Creativity, on display from October 19 to November 5. Incorporating both photographs and performance works, the exhibit challenges viewers to explore the societal influences that compel all of us to continuously change our “gear” and shift our personalities.
“Breaking Borders:” A conversation with the artist 2Fik at the Northfield Public Library, 210 Washington Street, on Monday, October 22, from 7 to 8 p.m.
“Bring Your Own Heels:” A runway workshop for everyone (all genders) on Thursday, October 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carleton Weitz Center for Creativity (in Lome or Mar-G Lounge). Hosted by the GSC as part of “Telling Your Own Journey Week.”
“Dating Apps: The Art of Self Curating and Performance:” An artist talk at Carleton College in Leighton Hall 304 on Tuesday, October 30 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
“High Heels:” A workshop and performance at the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street. A performance in which men practice and then display a military march in heels. To participate, contact the Northfield Arts Guild at (507) 645-8877 or visit online at northfieldartsguild.org. All are welcome to come watch on Friday, November 2 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Closing Reception in the Mar-G Lounge, Carleton Weitz Center for Creativity on Friday, November 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.
2Fik first came to Carleton in 2011 and again in 2013 to participate in the college’s “Living Learning Community” pilot project for first-year students, “Civil Discourse on a Diverse campus.” Helping students to take ownership of the past, he assisted them in recreating portraits of Carleton presidents to help envision their goals for the future of their community.
This residency is sponsored by the Carleton College Center for Community and Civic Engagement with support from Public Works: Arts and Humanities Connecting Communities, a Mellon Foundation funded initiative. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-7020.