Events

Jan
14
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents short film and video featuring B.C. Filmakers
Jan 14 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents short film and video featuring B.C. Filmakers

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents a selection of diverse short film and video works by some of B.C.’s emerging and provocative filmmakers. The program will feature documentary to experimental narrative, stop-motion animation to slow cinema. Please join us for this free screening. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

 

 

Jan
20
Mon
Cassandra Tremblay presents Learning to Grow
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm

Learning to Grow

Artist: Cassandra Tremblay (3rd Year)

Medium: Printmaking (monoprints, intaglio, screen)

Location: Special Projects Gallery (102 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts)

Dates: January 20-30, 2020

Closing Reception: Wednesday, January 29th @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Artist’s Statement:
My work in this series explores the motif of individual growth and the mental challenges, doubt, and confusion that comes with it. Often, the idea of success is romanticized, and we believe that people are simply talented, or just plain lucky. In reality, success is years of hard work, dedication, discipline, and practice. When people see this series, I want them to be reminded that everyone goes through the struggles of learning and chasing their idea of success, but most importantly, that it takes a long time, and this time is just as important as when you finally are an expert. The medium of monoprinting comes into play when thinking about our ever changing perspective. It also highlights the elements of randomness, surprise, and serendipity that we encounter in our lives through the process of physically printing the piece. Each unique print not only represents the growth of learning, but my own artistic journey and the discovery of my passion.

Artist’s bio:
Cassandra Tremblay has been creating art since she could remember. Currently she is in her third year of study at York University and has taken an interest in printmaking, especially monoprinting as it combines painting and drawing with a larger, and more involved, process. Striving for perfection is something she has always struggled with, so this show is a way of working through that while also reminding others that there is beauty in struggling.

Hibiscus
Medium: Watercolour Monoprint
Year: 2018
Dimensions: 22×15″

 

 

 

Sensorium General Writing Group
Jan 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join us for the weekly Sensorium General Writing Group in the Sensorium Research Loft! These groups provide an opportunity for graduate students to delve into current and ongoing writing work, receive feedback from peers and generate material in a focused and supportive environment.

Current General Writing Group dates for the Winter Term are as Follows: 

Friday, January 10th – 12:00-3:00pm

Monday, January 13th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, January 20th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, January 27th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, February 3rd – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, February 10th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Location: The Sensorium Research Loft, 4th Floor of the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (Room M33)

The Sensorium Research Loft is Wheelchair Accessible | Full Access Details at sensloft@yorku.ca 

Jan
21
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Finding Bobbi
Jan 21 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Finding Bobbi

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Finding Bobbi, a feature documentary by Ava Karvonen and Scot Morison on actor Bobbi Charton’s courageous journey through gender dysphoria and her return to the stage after a 23-year hiatus.

Please join us for this free screening.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

 

 

Jan
27
Mon
Sensorium General Writing Group
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join us for the weekly Sensorium General Writing Group in the Sensorium Research Loft! These groups provide an opportunity for graduate students to delve into current and ongoing writing work, receive feedback from peers and generate material in a focused and supportive environment.

Current General Writing Group dates for the Winter Term are as Follows: 

Friday, January 10th – 12:00-3:00pm

Monday, January 13th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, January 20th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, January 27th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, February 3rd – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, February 10th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Location: The Sensorium Research Loft, 4th Floor of the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (Room M33)

The Sensorium Research Loft is Wheelchair Accessible | Full Access Details at sensloft@yorku.ca 

Jan
28
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays and Call Again Collective presents OF SHADOWS
Jan 28 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays and Call Again Collective presents OF SHADOWS

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents OF SHADOWS, an award winning documentary by York MFA alumna Yi Cui. This documentary offers a rare glimpse into the nomadic lives of the master puppeteers of China’s Loess Plateau.

Co-presenter: Call Again Collective.

Please join us for this free screening.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

 

 

Feb
3
Mon
Sensorium General Writing Group
Feb 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sensorium General Writing Group

Join us for the weekly Sensorium General Writing Group in the Sensorium Research Loft! These groups provide an opportunity for graduate students to delve into current and ongoing writing work, receive feedback from peers and generate material in a focused and supportive environment.

Current General Writing Group dates for the Winter Term are as Follows: 

Friday, January 10th – 12:00-3:00pm

Monday, January 13th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, January 20th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, January 27th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, February 3rd – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, February 10th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Location: The Sensorium Research Loft, 4th Floor of the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (Room M33)

The Sensorium Research Loft is Wheelchair Accessible | Full Access Details at sensloft@yorku.ca 

Feb
4
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Fracas and other nature films
Feb 4 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Fracas and other nature films

And a time when the natural world is under unprecedented threat, a series of short documentaries from France that challenge our conventions about nature films.

Please join us for this free screening.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

 

 

Feb
11
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents RECLAMATION
Feb 11 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents RECLAMATION

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents RECLAMATION: Three short films to reclaim identity and lived experience, exploring themes of queer youth, racialized women, and women in competitive sport, in cooperation with Professor Mary Bunch.

Please join us for this free screening.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

 

 

Feb
12
Wed
Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Professor Brandon Vickerd
Feb 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Sensorium Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Professor Brandon Vickerd 

Wednesday, February 12th

11:30-12:30pm

The Sensorium Research Loft (4th Floor CFA, Room M333)

Please join us Wednesday, February 12th for our next Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Professor Brandon Vickerd!

About Brandon Vickerd

Brandon Vickerd is a sculptor whose site-specific interventions, public performances and object-based sculptures act as a catalyst for critical thought and engagement with the physical world. Purposely diverse, his studio work straddles the line between high and low culture, acting as a catalyst for critical thought and addressing the failed promise of a modernist future predicated on boundless scientific advancement. Whether through craftsmanship, the creation of spectacle, or humor, the goal of his work is to provoke the viewer into questioning the dominate myth of progress ingrained in Western world views.

Vickerd’s current research engages in enriching public spaces through the development of public art that challenges citizens to reflect on our notions of public space. Projects such as Dance of the Cranes (Edmonton and Washington DC) transform the cityscape through choreographed dances executed by high-rise construction cranes perched upon condos developments. Most recently Vickerd was awarded a commission for a permanent installation for 12th Street S.E. Bridge Public Art Project in Calgary. The resulting artworks was titled Wolfe and the Sparrows and resulted from a three-month collaborative process with the citizens of Inglewood and the City of Calgary. Wolfe and the Sparrows consists of a traditionally rendered monument that appears intact from a distance; however, as the viewer moves closer, the upper body of the sculpture transforms into a flock of sparrows scattering into the distance. Cast in bronze and positioned on a traditional raised pedestal, this sculpture utilizes the language and aesthetic of traditional statuary to actively subvert the authority of public monuments.

Professor Vickerd is principal investigator for the CFI-supported Digital Sculpture Lab at York University, dedicated to studying the convergence of the digital and the physical in art by translating digital code into physical reality.” Vickerd has received numerous awards and grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council.

www.brandonvickerd.com

About the Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series 

The Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series is a weekly event which aims to foster interconnectivity between faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and artists within the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design. This casual, lunch time seminar series will host a variety of graduate student presentations, faculty presentations and pitch sessions, open luncheons, topical discussions, invited speakers and external associations or organizations looking to interface with our community and share their work.

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The Sensorium Research Loft is wheelchair accessible. For accessibility details, please email sensloft@yorku.ca.

Feb
24
Mon
Print Media (Property of)
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm

Print Media (Property of)

Artists: Group show of upper level Print Media Students

This exhibition at York University’s Special Projects Gallery highlights the work of the upper level Print Media students from the Department of Visual Arts. These print-based works show the variety of individual approaches explored in the courses: 3070 Extended Print Practice; 3072 Photo-based Print Processes, and 4090L Print Media.

Location: Special Projects Gallery (102 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts)

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am-4pm

Dates: February 24 – March 6, 2020

 

 

 

Feb
25
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Zaynê Akyol’s documentary Gulistan, Land of Roses
Feb 25 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Gulistan, Land of Roses

Zaynê Akyol’s award-winning documentary Gulistan, Land of Roses, about women guerillas in a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Free Women’s Unit, in combat against the Islamic State of Levant.

Please join us for this free screening.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

 

 

Feb
26
Wed
Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Alison Humphrey
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Alison Humphrey 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
11:30am-12:30pm
The Sensorium Research Loft
4th Floor CFA, Room M333
RSVP to sensinfo@yorku.ca 

Please join us for our next Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Cinema and Media Arts PhD Candidate and Sensorium Graduate Research Associate, Alison Humphrey!

Alison Humphrey plays with story across drama, digital media, and education. As a Vanier Scholar in Cinema and Media Arts at York University, her research-creation doctoral dissertation explores how a participatory science fiction storyworld, Shadowpox, can help young people build scientific, civic and media literacy by exploring immunization and vaccine hesitancy through a superhero metaphor.

The project’s first phase, full-body videogame, debuted during the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, where The Lancet called it “one of the most powerful and playful ways to illustrate both the individual and population-level implications of community immunity.” The second phase is a networked superhero narrative, The Cytokine Storm, co-created with young artists on three continents.

The third phase adapts this narrative into a Scalar-based online platform for a “courseplay”, a hybrid undergraduate seminar that weaves academic study with dramatic composition and digital production. Science & Fiction: Imagining Immunity in an Immersive Storyworld takes a new approach to the concept of experiential education: action refraction, where students use metaphoric world-building and digitally augmented role-play to explore one of the thorniest political dilemmas of public health: voluntary participation in the collective good.

For more, please see www.alisonhumphrey.com and www.shadowpox.org.

About the Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series

The Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series is a weekly event which aims to foster interconnectivity between faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and artists within the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design. This casual, lunch time seminar series will host a variety of graduate student presentations, faculty presentations and pitch sessions, open luncheons, topical discussions, invited speakers and external associations or organizations looking to interface with our community and share their work.
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The Sensorium Research Loft is wheelchair accessible. For accessibility details, please email sensloft@yorku.ca.

Mar
3
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays and York@50 presents Festival of (In)appropriation
Mar 3 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays and York@50 presents Festival of (In)appropriation

Professor Jaimie Baron, U of Alberta, presents the Festival of (In)appropriation – cutting-edge, experimental, found-media film and video.

Please join us for this free screening.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

 

 

Mar
5
Thu
2020 Wendy Michener Lecture: Wafaa Bilal (Performing Change)
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Wendy Michener Memorial Lecture presents Wafaa Bilal (Performing Change)

Wafaa Bilal will discuss specific bodies of work including Domestic Tension (aka Shoot an Iraqi), The Things I Could Tell…, and his most recent project 168:01, elaborating on the evolution of his work and reflecting on his personal experiences living in both the conflict zone of Iraq and the comfort zone of the United States. Bilal’s work explores both the trauma of conflicts and post-conflict relationships through social engagement.

His dynamic, participatory work blends technology and performance to engage viewers in dialogue and places him in the role of the artist as platform initiator, helping to shift and change the distribution channels in the media. The controversial aspects of his work spark deeper conversation and provoke passive viewers to take an active stance with regard to social justice and their own personal/political realities

Location: Tribute Communities Recital Hall
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Admission is free; all welcome.

The Wendy Michener Lecture, named in commemoration of the Canadian arts critic and journalist, was established at York University in 1986 to provide a forum for discussion of vital issues and developments in culture and the arts.