Events

Oct
9
Fri
PostScript – October 9th
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Contexts
Epistemic Injustice and Knowledge Co-Creation with presenters Jutta Treviranus, nancy viva davis halifax, and Liza Kim Jackson; moderated by Eliza Chandler

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Mishearing’s Queer Potential: Poetry Workshop with Noa/h Fields and Stefania Gomez; moderated by Max Ferguson

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 9 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pzjSY79jTnio5tzjnh3ReQ

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

Oct
13
Tue
Life, a Sensorium – Exhibition @ ISEA 2020
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 20 @ 9:00 am

LIFE : A Sensorium

group exhibition at ISEA 2020

October 13-20

Curated by : Janine Marchessault, Melanie Wilmink.
videography : Jean-Pierre Marchant 

Featured artists: Allison Humphrey [CA], Dan Tapper [UK], David Han and Aidan WaIte [CA], Doug Van Nort [US/CA], Evan Light [CA], Freya Olafson [CA], Graham Wakefield and Haru Ji [UK/CA; KR/CA], Jenn E Norton [CA], Joel Ong [CA/SG], John Greyson [CA], Mark-David Hosale and Jim Madsen [CA], Michael Trommer [CA], Michaela Pnacekova [CA/DE/SK], Nicole Clouston [CA], Taien Ng-Chan [CA].

The exhibition unfolds at the nexus of art, science and technology through the works of artists affiliated with Sensorium, who collectively explore the entangled ecologies of the post-natural world. Through multi-sensory experiences that include installations, virtual and mixed reality, 360° videos, performances, expanded media and sculptural forms, these artists explore the different ways that contemporary sensorial relations―human/non-human, natural/ artificial―stage complex articulations and expansions of the real.

In this show, computer-generated organisms interact with viewing bodies. Site-specific installations, kinetic sculptures, virtual environments, and video games explore our interactions and collaborations with multi-species ecologies. The works in “Life, A Sensorium” range from shadow plays and optical illusions to VR wanderings through cosmic orchestral stagings. The blended physical and virtual nature of these aesthetic interactions and environments provide access into worlds not ordinarily perceptible.

In this virtual iteration of the exhibition, we present excerpts of documentation and interviews with the artists as “capsules” of their artistic practice. For these videos, artists were asked: “What does sentience mean to you with respect to your work?” and “Why sentience now?” as prompts to explore the situation of their work within the ISEA 2020 theme.

To register for the conference please visit the ISEA 2020 website here.

Brand Identity: Professor Paul Sych, Department of Design, faith.ca
Poster Design: Lu Zhouyang, Digital Media, https://www.designoflz.com/

Oct
16
Fri
PostScript – October 16th
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Best Practices
Modern Digital Publishing: Born Accessible with presenters George Kerscher, Farrah Little, and Daniella Levy-Pinto; moderated by Devon Healey

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Publishing
Exploring Games, VR, and Mental Landscapes with presenters Samantha Cook and Najmeh Khalili-Mahani; moderated by Sarah Stang

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artist Presentation by artist Christine Wu; moderated by Max Ferguson

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 16 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RdEsvt-vT3-fnan19ufthQ

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

Oct
22
Thu
Sensorium Virtual Fall Mixer
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Sensorium Virtual Fall Mixer

Thursday, October 22, 2020

5:00-7:00pm 

RSVP to sensinfo@yorku.ca  

We invite all members of the Sensorium and AMPD community to join us for our Virtual Fall Mixer Thursday, October 22 from 5-7pm!

The event is an opportunity for new and existing community members to connect and share ongoing work/initiatives. The evening will begin with a short introduction and update on centre activities before moving into casual breakout conversations.

Over the last few months,  we have been organizing and building community through our digital extensions.  How have the new realities and struggles of our digital environment influenced creative processes and the sharing of ideas?  How does the digital medium support or deny intimacy and community?  What counts as productivity and labor in today’s world? These will serve as casual prompts throughout the event as members meet, mingle and network.

In addition to the classic Zoom format, we will also be simultaneously hosting a virtual Mozilla hubs space where participants can enter into a virtual space and say hello to fellow researcher avatars. For more info on mozilla hubs – see HERE.

 

Oct
23
Fri
PostScript – October 23rd
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
The Beauty and Risk of Building #CripLit in Colonial Canada, curated and moderated by Aimee Louw

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Best Practices
Towards More Accessible Communication Design with presenter Adam Rallo; moderated by Emily Cook

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artist Presentation by artist Rachel Gray; moderated by Max Ferguson

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 23 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qkny9Y82T124cnPFYMM3SA

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

Oct
27
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Two Films by Lev Lewis
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Two Films by Lev Lewis
October 27, 2020

Join us for our third screening of this year’s Nat Taylor Tuesday series, with an online double-presentation of Lev Lewis’s The Intestine, and his newest short Every Day’s Like This. We’ll be discussing the technicalities of a burgeoning career as an independent Canadian filmmaker, as well as the shifting festival landscape in the face of COVID.

Please join us for this free screening.

DATE: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
TIME: 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Screening Schedule:
1:00 pm: Live introduction on Zoom
1:05 pm: Film screening on Vimeo (links will be live on October 27th)
Every Day’s Like This: A family tries to schedule the medically assisted death of a loved one.
The Intestine: A young woman attempts to better her life by appropriating a rich man’s home.
2:40 pm: Post screening Q&A with filmmaker on Zoom
FREE + open to the public!

Biography:
Lev Lewis is the co-founder of Lisa Pictures, a Toronto-based production company that has produced a wide roster of acclaimed independent films over the past decade. Lev is the director of The Intestine (2016), and the co-director of Spice It Up (2018). Most recently, he edited and composed the score for White Lie (2019) and directed the short film Every Day’s Like This (2020).

Oct
30
Fri
PostScript – October 30th
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

11:30-1:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Digital Storytelling with presenters Caitlin Fisher and Carla Rice; moderated by Mary Bunch

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Best Practices
TBA, with presenter Peter Pavement; moderated by Shital Desai

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Contexts/Publishing
Publishing Futures with presenters Michaela Pnacekova and Selim Harbi; moderated by Patricio Davila

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 30 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__c6-rtwTQK-juY8BrI0aCA

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

Nov
10
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Andrea Bussmann’s Fausto and Nicolas Pereda’s Fauna
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Andrea Bussmann’s Fausto and Nicolas Pereda’s Fauna
November 10, 2020

Join us for our fourth and second-to-last screening of this semester’s Nat Taylor Tuesday series, with an online double-feature of Andrea Bussmann’s Fausto, and Nicolas Pereda’s Fauna. This will be a longer than typical NTT, but we’re so excited to be hosting the filmmakers and their work! This week’s conversation will be moderated by Zaira Zarza..

DATE: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
TIME: 1:00 – 4:30 PM

Screening Schedule:
1:00 pm: Live introduction on Zoom
1:05 pm: Film screening on Vimeo 
3:30 pm: Post screening Q&A with filmmakers on Zoom
FREE + open to the public!

Fausto: On the Oaxacan coast tales of shapeshifting, telepathy and dealings with the devil are embedded within the colonization of the Americas. Through literature and myth, characters from the Faust legend intermingle with the inhabitants, while attempting to control nature with a never-ending building project.

Fauna: Luisa and Gabino visit their parents in a mining town in the north of Mexico. Their father’s only interest in them is sparked by Luisa’s actor boyfriend when he acts out the role of a narco kingpin. To cope with family tensions, Gabino imagines a parallel reality of detectives and organized crime.

BIOS
Andrea Bussmann was born in Toronto, Canada. She earned a MA in Social Anthropology and an MFA in Film Production. After completing her degrees, she directed He Whose Face Gives No Light. In 2016, she co-directed Tales of Two Who Dreamt, which premiered at the Berlinale Forum. The film was awarded the best documentary at the Festival International de Films de Femmes in 2017. Her latest film Fausto, premiered in 2018 at the Locarno International Film Festival, made its North American premiere at TIFF and NYC premiere at New Directors/New Films. The film won the Best Latin Feature at The Mar del Plata International Film Festival. She was awarded the Discovery Award by The Directors Guild of Canada in 2018.

Nicolás Pereda is a filmmaker whose work explores the everyday through fractured and elliptical narratives using fiction and documentary tools. He often collaborates with the theater collective Lagartijas tiradas al sol and actress Teresita Sánchez. His work has been the subject of more than 30 retrospectives worldwide in venues such as Anthology Film Archive, Pacific Film Archive, Jeonju International Film Festival and TIFF Cinematheque. He has also presented his films in most major international film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, and Toronto, as well as in galleries and museums like the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Guggenheim and MoMA in New York. In 2010 he was awarded the Premio Orizzonti at the Venice Film Festival. Since 2020, he is an Assistant Professor in the Film and Media department at UC Berkeley.

Zaira Zarza is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History and Film Studies at Université de Montréal. She obtained her PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University and holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in Art History from the University of Havana. Zarza was a Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta (2016-2018) and a Sessional Assistant Professor of film at York University (2018-2019). She published the book Caminos del cine brasileño contemporáneo (Ediciones ICAIC 2010) and founded Roots and Routes: Cuban Cinemas of the Diaspora in the 21st Century, a promotional platform for film and media works by Cuban migrants. Zarza directed the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Film Festival Boston 2019. As a programmer, she works at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Cartagena International Film Festival. Her current projects focus on Caribbean creative industries/economies and Latinx film and media arts in Canada.

Nov
11
Wed
Sensorium Seminar Series featuring Associate Professor Ingrid Veninger
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sensorium Seminar Series featuring Associate Professor Ingrid Veninger

Sensorium Seminar Series featuring Associate Professor Ingrid Veninger and Jorge de Oliveira

Wednesday, November 11
11:00am-12:00pm
Register HERE or RSVP to sensinfo@yorku.ca
*Please note that the event will begin with a moment of silence in honour of Remembrance Day*

Please join us Wednesday, November 11 for the first event in the 2020-21 Sensorium Seminar Series, featuring filmmaker, producer, advocate and Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at York, Ingrid Veninger. Professor Veninger will discuss the project ONE(NINE)a nine-chapter anthology featuring the films of nine different women from around the world. Produced by pUNK films during the COVID-19 pandemic, the project brings together female led stories from South Africa, Germany, Spain, China, United States, and Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more about the project please see the YFile article here 

The virtual seminar will include a presentation by Professor Veninger and collaborator Jorge de Oliveira who will discuss the newest phase of the project. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period moderated by Sensorium Director Joel Ong. 

ONE(NINE) Short Synopsis

 During the COVID-19 pandemic Nine filmmakers
Isolating in different parts of the world Join to make a film 

A 9-chapter anthology 

A collection created by female filmmakers from South Africa, Germany, Spain, China -> United States, and across Canada 

ONE(NINE) is a timeless multiversal experience of what it means to find connection
in a time of isolation 

About the Presenters 

Ingrid Veninger  holds an MFA from York University and has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts since 2019.  

Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid has produced fifteen feature films with premieres at TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, Busan and MoMA in New York. She has received retrospectives of her work at the Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa, Canada) and FEMCine (Santiago, Chile). She has been the recipient of the WIFTS International Visionary Award, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award for ‘Best Director’, and the Jay Scott Prize presented by the Toronto Film Critics Association. A member of the Directors Guild of Canada and participant in the inaugural TIFF Studio, Berlinale Talents, and Rotterdam Producer’s Lab, Ingrid has been a mentor at the Canadian Film Centre and Screenwriter-in-Residence at the University of Toronto. 

An advocate for gender parity, Ingrid launched the pUNK Films Femmes Lab in 2014 to foster narrative feature films written and directed by Canadian women, sponsored by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. Currently, she is working on a collaborative feature film and web-based project, created in context of the COVID-19 pandemic entitled -  ONE(NINE) – to premiere 2021. 

Jorge de Oliveira is a student lab assistant for the Public Visualization Lab. Born in Brazil and moved to Toronto in 2006 and has developed a love for technology and creative arts. Jorge graduated from Mechanical Engineering Technology at George Brown College and worked in the field of Mechanical testing and architectural drafting before joining York in 2018. Jorge de Oliveira is currently in his second year in the Digital Media program with specialization in Game Arts at York University. 

About the Sensorium Seminar Series 

The series aims to foster interconnectivity between faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and artists within the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design. Initiated in January 2020, the series provides space for Sensorium community members to discuss ongoing research projects, ideas and initiativesThe casual, lunch time seminar series facilitates variety presentations, pitch sessions, topical discussions, invited speakers and external associations or organizations looking to interface with our community and share their work. Though we are currently unable to meet in the Sensorium Research Loft, we are excited to announce the series will be taking place virtually throughout the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.  

Nov
24
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Manifesto 4×4
Nov 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Manifesto 4×4
November 24, 2020

Join us for our fifth and final screening of this semester’s Nat Taylor Tuesday series, with Manifesto 4×4 and a slew of filmmakers, as we celebrate their work, a collaborative feature length experiment, made remotely by a class organized of cross-interdisciplinary talent. The screening will be moderated by class instructor Prof. Ingrid Veninger.

DATE: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
TIME: 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Screening Schedule:
12:30 pm: Live introduction on Zoom
12:35 pm: Film screening on Vimeo 
1:50 pm: Post screening Q&A with filmmakers on Zoom
FREE + open to the public!

THE CREATORS:

 

Nov
25
Wed
Creative Shifts – AMPD Graduate Research-Creation Workshop
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Creative Shifts

AMPD Graduate Research-Creation Workshop

Co-Organized by the Associate Dean Research, AMPD Graduate Program Directors, and Sensorium
Date: November 25, 10-11:30am
Workshop Description:

This Research-Creation Workshop will focus on strategies that graduate researchers are using to devise research-creation within the current pandemic context, as well as opportunities and challenges they are discovering in this process. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for students from across AMPD and within Sensorium to meet one another in breakout rooms, share research strategies and resources, and forge interdisciplinary connections.

Speakers:

  • Ella Dawn McGeough, PhD student, Visual Arts
  • Lia Tarachansky, PhD student, Cinema and Media Studies
  • Lisa Marie DiLiberto, PhD student, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Meera Kanageswaran, MFA student, Dance
  • Sarah Vollmer and Racelar Ho, PhD student, Computational Arts
  • Scott Christian, MA student, Music Composition

Register for the workshop at: sensinfo@yorku.ca

Image of Creative Shifts event poster.

Dec
17
Thu
Talk and Workshop: Suzanne Kite and Devin Ronneberg
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Combine image banner for Talk and Workshop with Suzanne Kite and Devon Ronneberg.

Talk and Workshop: Suzanne Kite and Devin Ronneberg

Thursday, December 17th

4:00-6:00pm 

View the event via YouTube Live HERE

Kite aka Suzanne Kite (http://kitekitekitekite.com/) is an Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist, and composer raised in Southern California, with a BFA from CalArts in music composition, an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School, and is a PhD candidate at Concordia University. Kite’s scholarship and practice investigate contemporary Lakota ontologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance. Recently, Kite has been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fibre sculptures, immersive video and sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records. Kite has also published in several journals and magazines, including in The Journal of Design and Science (MIT Press), where the award winning article, “Making Kin with Machines,” co-authored with Jason Lewis, Noelani Arista, and Archer Pechawis, was featured. Currently, she is a 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, a 2020 Tulsa Artist Fellow, and a 2020 Women at Sundance x Adobe Fellow.

Devin Ronneberg is a multidisciplinary artist of mixed Okinawan, Kanaka Maoli, and European heritage, works primarily in sound and sculpture. He received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita, California. Through sculpture, sound art, computational media, and design, his practice is currently concerned with emergent technologies and their unseen implications. He is an experimental aircraft designer with Berkut Engineering and co-runs the imprint Private Selection Records. He has recently exhibited at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and received a Sundance Institute Nonfiction Storytelling grant through the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Presented as part of the online exhibition -:: Invisibility :: Complexity :: Resistance :: Intentionality ::- presented by Digital Media and the Department of Computational Arts at York University.

About This Exhibit

The year 2020 has seen the unfolding of a pandemic and a global response that is unprecedented in its scale and scope at any time in history. It has been a time of great loss, including the loss of life, the loss of financial and personal security, the loss of opportunity, and the loss of human connectivity. As artists, thinkers, and creative practitioners, this is an essential moment for us to engage the world and use our unique perspective to confront the urgent matters of our time. The computational approach to making provides us with a unique standpoint in this conversation where we bridge the domains of art, science, and technology to critically engage the world through a discourse on technology at its roots. By using code and signals as an expressive medium we can reimagine past, current, and future technologies, steering technological impact and influencing our mutual prosperity and collective futures.It is in this spirit that Digital Media and the Department of Computational Arts at York University presents our December 2020 Online exhibition: Invisibility :: Complexity :: Resistance :: Intentionality. As part of this exhibition, we will be hosting a series of events that include an exhibition launch, guest speakers, a workshop, and performances from students and faculty.

This event is part of the Regeneration: All Our Relations series organized through Sensorium: The Centre for Digital Art and Technology and is supported by the Indigeneity in Teaching and Learning Fund at York University

Jan
8
Fri
Designing for Sovereign Nations – Workshop and Public Talk with Sadie Red Wing
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Designing for Sovereign Nations – Workshop and Public Talk with Sadie Red Wing

Headshot of Sadie Red Wing.

Public Talk – Designing for Sovereign Nations
Jan 8; 3:30 – 5pm EST 

[Zoom and Youtube Live]

Sadie Red Wing (sadieredwing.com) is a Lakota graphic designer and advocate from the Spirit Lake Nation of Fort Totten, North Dakota. Red Wing earned her BFA in New Media Arts and Interactive Design at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She received her Master of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University. Her research on cultural revitalization through design tools and strategies created a new demand for tribal competence in graphic design research. Red Wing urges Native American graphic designers to express visual sovereignty in their design work, as well as, encourages academia to include an indigenous perspective in design curriculum. Currently, Red Wing serves as a Student Success Coach for American Indian College Fund (Denver, CO) where she specializes in student retention and resource building for the Native American demographic in higher education spaces.

Workshop – [Jan 8 ; 2 – 3 pm EST] [Zoom]
Participants to the workshop can opt to receive a physical package by post (the Anti-Anxiety Delivery Service), which will include a set of instructions that will direct ways in which you can re-think physical space and engage the senses commonly detached in digital realms.  During the workshop we will be discussing these experiences through the lens of indigenous material culture and visual sovereignty.
[All package contents will be sanitized and handled with gloves prior to delivery]

To RSVP please email sensinfo@yorku.ca

This event is part of the Regeneration: All Our Relations series organized through Sensorium: The Centre for Digital Art and Technology and is co-organized by the Department of Design.  

Jan
26
Tue
Institutional Healing: Public Talk with Marysia Lewandowska
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Institutional Healing: Public Talk with Marysia Lewandowska @ Zoom

Institutional Healing

Public Talk with Marysia Lewandowska

Tuesday, January 26 2:30-4:30 pm EST

This event will take place on Zoom.

Please RSVP to sensinfo@yorku.ca and a Zoom Link will be sent out prior to the event.

The persistence of Covid-19 conditions sets the context for Marysia Lewandowska’s second In Practice presentation. Last summer her seminar, entitled What Constitutes the Site of Practice, offered reflections on living in London under lockdown following her It’s About Time project at the Venice Biennale. Continuing these investigations, Marysia’s public talk entitled Institutional Healing will survey how art institutions are increasingly becoming places of care, providing intellectual and spiritual sustenance to support the wellbeing of the public. Even during the pandemic, artists and curators have found ways to engage virtuality in order to transform formerly neglected values associated with sharing and caring into productive experiences of collectivity. This context has informed Marysia’s recent thinking as an artist-curator, which she will elaborate in relation to her new project at the healing baths at Baden, Baden, Germany.

Marysia Lewandowska is a Polish-born artist-curator based in London who has been exploring the public functions of institutions such as museums, galleries and archives for over twenty years. Her exhibitions, films and projects involving the property of others can be viewed at www.marysialewandowska.com

This event comprises the second component of In Practice, the 2020 Goldfarb Summer Institute curated by professors Jennifer Fisher and Barbara Balfour of the Department of Visual Art and Art History. In Practice continues to interrogate what it means to engage with “practice” as a lens for dynamic relationality, performativity and ethics in aesthetic expression. In Practice has featured collaborative, feminist, Indigenous, contemplative and activist practices in contemporary art and curating that impact personal, political and cultural transformation. Guest presenters for the summer seminars included Marysia Lewandowska, Karen Finley, Jess Dobkin, Lisa Myers, Emelie Chhangur, Marcus Boon and Gabe Levine.  

This event is organized by the Department of Visual Art and Art History in conjunction with Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology. We gratefully acknowledge the Goldfarb family’s generous support of Visual Art and Art History Summer Institute.

Image caption: Marysia Lewandowska, “It’s About Time,” film still, Venice 2019. 

 

 

Feb
3
Wed
CURATING PRESENCE IN ACUTE PALLIATIVE CARE: A MEDITATION ON MULTIPLICITY
Feb 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Lyn Smallwoord, The Black Bird (2020)

CURATING PRESENCE IN ACUTE PALLIATIVE CARE: A MEDITATION ON MULTIPLICITY

Public Talk with Marcia Brennan

The 2021 Goldfarb Annual Lecture

Wednesday, February 3, 2:30-4:30 pm EST

Please RSVP to sensinfo@yorku.ca and a Zoom Link will be sent out prior to the event.

Drawing on her creative clinical experiences in Acute Palliative Care, Professor Brennan will examine the ways in which the curatorial model might be expanded to consider how aesthetics can serve as a form of care for people facing the end of life. Just as the artworks are produced during critical junctures of transition, they often appear as meditations on multiplicity as people imagine various forms of presence. Dr. Brennan’s talk will be followed by a public conversation with Jennifer Fisher and questions from the audience.

Marcia Brennan is the Carolyn and Fred McManis Professor of Humanities at Rice University, where she works in the fields of Art History, Religious Studies and the Medical Humanities. She also serves as a literary Artist in Residence in the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Her books include Life at the End of Life: Finding Words Beyond Words (Intellect), Curating Consciousness: Mysticism and the Modern Museum (MIT Press), Modernism’s Masculine Subjects: Matisse, the New York School and Post-Painterly Abstraction (MIT Press), and Painting Gender, Constructing Theory: The Alfred Stieglitz Circle and American Formalist Aesthetics (MIT Press).

This event is presented in conjunction with the nascent Art and Wellness initiative in the School of Art, Media, Performance and Design. Dr. Brennan’s work exemplifies the important role that artist and curatorial residencies can bring to practices of caring and curing in hospitals and other health care contexts.

Dr. Brennan’s lecture is organized by the Department of Visual Art and Art History in conjunction with Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology. We gratefully acknowledge the Goldfarb family for their generous support.

Image caption: Lyn Smallwood, The Black Bird (2020)