Events

Mar
11
Wed
Belly Dance as Mindful Movement for Stress Reduction
Mar 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Belly Dance as Mindful Movement for Stress Reduction

This movement-based workshop utilizes belly dance vocabulary designed for self-soothing. Learn movements that support the reduction of stress and anxiety symptoms. Participants will leave with applications on how stress responses can be experiences on a spectrum from hyper-arousal (feelings of overstimulation) to hypo-arousal (feelings associated with low-energy or burnout). Belly dance used as mindfulness offers gentle wavey movement designed to down-regulate physical stress responses. This workshop also combines more energizing vocabulary through shimmying and shaking as well as core engagement to support up-regulation of the nervous system, based on internal rhythm and percussion.

 

About the Facilitator :

Shaila is completing her Masters in Dance at York University. She concurrently training as a Dance Movement Therapist through the National Centre for Dance Therapy in Montreal. Her work focuses on belly dance practices that use sensuality as a healing tool within dance interventions. Her movement offerings look at building resiliency, decoupling stress responses and promoting body positivity. Shaila provides a unique framework that maps belly dance vocabulary for nervous-system regulation. Shaila has been an active member of the Toronto belly dancing community for over a decade, both as a performer and instructor. She currently works as a Health Educator and Training Specialist and enjoys offering students training on mental health and well-being.

 

Apr
4
Sat
Dispersion Relation X…where X = you (Virtual Event)
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dispersion Relation X…where X = you

Dispersion specializes in carving out a virtual space of community, allowing for remote connections of listening and sounding.
To this end, the Dispersion Relation series continues over the Zoom teleconferencing platform. Doug Van Nort will perform each week on Zoom. Please join him and fellow collaborators for a truly unique musical experience.

Event Information
Saturday, April 4, 2020
6:00pm-7:00pm
Zoom Event Link

The April 4th performance will feature:
Alex Ring – Violin
Maurice Rickard – Guitar + Max/MSP
Erin Corbett – modular synths

 

May
2
Sat
Dispersion Relation X (Virtual Event)
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dispersion Relation X

Dispersion specializes in carving out a virtual space of community, allowing for remote connections of listening and sounding.
To this end, the Dispersion Relation series continues over the Zoom teleconferencing platform. Doug Van Nort will perform each week on Zoom. Please join him and fellow collaborators for a truly unique musical experience.

Event Information
Saturday, May 2, 2020
6:00pm-7:00pm
Zoom Event Link
Password: 237478

The May 2nd performance will feature:
Viv Corringham – Voice
Rory Hoy – Processed Bass, drums
Danny Sheahan – Voice
Matt Wellins – Laptop
Doug Van nort – greis/electronics

 

May
21
Thu
All about AMPD!
May 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Learn all about AMPD! Join us for a one-hour interactive presentation about the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.

Discover what makes AMPD the most comprehensive arts school in Canada. This webinar is designed for those of you who are still deciding your plans for fall, as well as those of you who already know you’ll be joining us at York. You’ll be able to talk with the Dean of AMPD, hear about first year and the various ways you can get involved, and get your questions answered by current AMPD students.
We look forward to seeing you at our virtual event!

All about AMPD!
Thursday May 21, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Register here!

If you are unable to attend live, the webinar will also be recorded and posted at a later date. All registrants will be emailed a link to the recording post-event.

AMPD: Ranked #2 in Ontario for Art, Performing Arts & Design in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Aug
22
Sat
Electro-Acoustic Orchestra and Dispersion Relation X (Virtual Event)
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Electro-Acoustic Orchestra @ Dispersion Relation X Continues!

Dispersion specializes in carving out a virtual space of community, allowing for remote connections of listening and sounding.

The Electro-Acoustic Orchestra (dir. Doug Van Nort) is an ensemble comprised of a mixture of acoustic and electronic performers. It is an emergent sonic organism that evolves through collective attention to all facets of sound, and soundpainting-based real-time composition.

The conducting language used with the group is based on Soundpainting, with modifications and additions by Van Nort for the electro-acoustic context. In the words of the language’s inventor: “The Soundpainter (the composer) standing in front (usually) of the group communicates a series of signs using hand and body gestures indicating specific and/or aleatoric material to be performed by the group. The Soundpainter develops the responses of the performers, moulding and shaping them into the composition then signs another series of gestures, a phrase, and continues in this process of composing the piece.”

The EAO functions as a year-round resident ensemble for the DisPerSion Lab, and also runs as an undergraduate and graduate course during the Fall terms. EAO integrates members from YorkU, the larger Toronto electroacoustic and improvising communities, and the international community of electro/acoustic improvisers via performances over the internet.

Event Information
Saturday, August 22, 2020
6:00pm-7:00pm
Zoom Event Link

More Information: Dispersion Lab Facebook Page

 

Sep
28
Mon
Visual Art and Art History Information Week
Sep 28 – Oct 2 all-day

Visual Art and Art History Information Week
September 28 – October 2, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Visual Art and Art History program. This is your opportunity to peer into our spaces, see what our current students are working on, discover the experiential education we offer at York University, and learn what our alumni are up to today. Follow us @YorkuAMPD on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Visual Art and Art History: Webinar

On September 30th, Professor Brandon Vickerd, offered a unique opportunity for students to discover more about our Visual Art and Art History program and what makes York University a great place to study. Watch the whole thing below:.

https://youtu.be/Jhw5EdvRacg

Visual Art and Art History: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Instagram Live

Visual Art and Art History students Jacob and Sara hosted a “Students Only” Instagram Live event. Visit our Instagram profile and view it in our IGTV section for an unfiltered perspective into our classrooms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cys-eYv9kwU

 

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Sep
30
Wed
ART/Q&A Student Social
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ART/Q&A Student Social @ Zoom

ART/Q&A Student Social

At this months Virtual Student Social we will be opening up a space for you to ask our peer mentor team any questions you might have after the first few weeks of fall classes. We will also be vibing out to some tunes and making some art so come on down if you just want to chill out and meet some more of your fellow students or hang out with some of the friends you’ve already made.

DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
REGISTER HERE to receive your Zoom chat link.

 

 

Oct
3
Sat
Future Students: AMPD at National Portfolio Day Toronto (October 24, 2020)
Oct 3 – Nov 21 all-day

Future Students: AMPD at National Portfolio Day Toronto

Are you considering post-secondary studies in Design or Visual Art? Visit our virtual booth at National Portfolio Day in Toronto.

Please have a portfolio of your best work ready to receive one-on-one feedback from our faculty members.

Featured programs:
York University Visual Art – Studio Art – BFA
York Program in Design – BDes

Our professors are professional artists and designers who practice and exhibit their work internationally. They’ll be on hand to review your work and give you useful tips on perfecting your portfolio.

We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work!
Admission is free.

AMPD at National Portfolio Day Toronto
DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2020
TIME: 12-4pm (EST)
REGISTER NOW

For more information please visit https://nationalportfolioday.org/

AMPD Visual Art – Studio Art will also be present at the following dates/times:
Minneapolis: October 3, 2020 (10 AM -2 PM MST)
Boston: October 4, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Chicago: October 18, 2020 (11 AM – 3 PM EST)
Toronto/ New York/ Philadelphia: October 24, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Washington: November 1, 2020 – (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
West Michigan/ Grand Rapids: November 8, 2020- (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Vancouver: November 15, 2020 – (9 AM – 1 PM PST)
Cincinnati: November 21, 2020 – (12 PM – 4 PM EST)

AMPD Design will also be present at the following dates/times:
Boston: October 4, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Chicago: October 18, 2020 (11 AM – 3 PM EST)
Toronto/ New York/ Philadelphia: October 24, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Washington: November 1, 2020 – (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Vancouver/ Seattle: November 15, 2020 – (9 AM – 1 PM PST)

 

 

York University: Your Fall “First Look”
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
York University: Your Fall "First Look" @ Virtual

York University
Your Fall “First Look”

Get your first look at all that York University has to offer. From programs to admission, students to campus life and everything in between, join us online for what is sure to be one of our best events of the year!

You will have the chance to connect directly with recruitment, current students and admissions.

DATE: October 3, 2020
TIME: 10 AM – 2 PM
REGISTER NOW

TAKE A TOUR

Nov
16
Mon
Digital Media Information Week
Nov 16 – Nov 20 all-day

Digital Media Information Week
November 16 – 20, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Digital Media program. This is your opportunity to peer into our spaces, see what our current students are working on, discover the experiential education we offer at York University, and learn what our alumni are up to today. Please register for our Webinar, and follow us @YorkuAMPD on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Digital Media: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
REGISTER NOW

Join Professor and Department of Computational Arts Chair, Mark-David Hosale, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Digital Media program and what makes York University a great place to study. You’ll come away feeling knowledgeable, welcomed and more confident about choosing your educational path.

Digital Media : Students Only!
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Digital Media students. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage directly with our students, ask questions, and receive their unfiltered perspective of York University.

 

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Nov
21
Sat
Virtual Fall Campus Day
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at Virtual Fall Campus Day! It’s an excellent opportunity to find out about our programs and what makes York University a great place to study Cinema & Media ArtsComputational Arts – Digital MediaDanceDesignMusicTheatre and Visual Art & Art History.  We will be available to chat with you about our programs, admissions information and student life!

DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2020
TIME: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
REGISTER HERE

We will also have the following webinars from 12:30pm-1:30pm:

Visual Art & Art History: Portfolio Workshop and Q&A Session
Professor Brandon Vickerd will provide a brief overview of our BFA Honours program, details about the application process, including guidance on how to compose a winning portfolio. The presentation will be followed by a question period.

Theatre: It’s All About Connection: Audition Technique Workshop
Connect with the material, with your audience, and with the moment.
In this audition workshop, we’ll explore movement, voice, script and character analysis, as well as exercises that can be effective for your warm-up and daily practice. With attention to choosing a monologue, preparation techniques, and strategies for ‘audition day’, we’ll examine how you can connect deeply with the material to ensure you are present and authentic on the big day, and engage in thoughtful reflection afterwards.

While registration is not required, it is an option. Registering gives you the chance to create a customized schedule for yourself for the day, combining activities in AMPD with York-wide info sessions and tours. Register on York’s Fall Campus Day website. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Dec
16
Wed
Winters College: Art Showcase
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come enjoy our December Student Social. Bring your best or favourite art to showcase, or just come watch other creatives share their work. All kinds of art are welcome including, but not limited to: short films, music compositions, music performances, paintings, sculptures, dance routines, monologues, theatre performances, digital art, or whatever your heart desires! We want to see it. Interested in showcasing your artwork? Use our sign-up form.

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

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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
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)