Events

Jun
20
Sat
Toasterlab: Mixed Reality Performance Symposium At York
Jun 20 – Aug 30 all-day

Image of a woman holding a virtual reality headset with her left hand. Behind her are two tall condominiums and between them stands a tall, multicolour poll.

Mixed Reality Performance Symposium: York

If you were unable to attend the November 5, 2019 Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Symposium at York University you can now view recordings of live webcast presentations and panel discussions here.

The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium: York is the first of six symposiums hosted by mixed reality producers Toasterlab, and will explore extended and mixed reality performance. Artists and new media creators will share modes of working and recent successes in VR, AR, and immersive theatre.

Projects include: 

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers across Canada and the U.S. Every four months, an Atelier cohort will present progress on their projects at a symposium hosted by Toasterlab in partnership with a university and the Atelier’s advisory board. When the Atelier concludes in June 2021, Toasterlab will share open source tools, guidelines, and instructional material for the creation of immersive media in an arts context.

Toasterlab creates place-based extended reality experiences that promote deeper engagement with history, community, and imagination. Toasterlab combines expertise in storytelling, theatrical and media production, and the development of new technology to produce both original work and partnerships. Our work ranges from live site-specific live performance to bespoke mobile applications and VR films, and often combines a variety of approaches to collapse time and space for the delivery of impactful narratives. From the largest festivals to community youth workshops, we build accessible ways to understand places in whole new ways.

Sponsored/Supported by: 

Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology

Canada Council for the Arts

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

 

Aug
31
Mon
Peripheral Vision Speaker Series: Online
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day

Peripheral Vision Speaker Series: Online

Did you know that the 2019 Peripheral Visions Speaker Series lectures are available online? Check out the Peripheral Visions Speaker Series website for more information regarding the series, featured speakers and ongoing work!

Running from January 2019 to March 2019, the Peripheral Vision Speaker Series presented scholars/artists working within critical disability and Indigenous frameworks to address vision, blind epistemology and art, crip technoscience, and Indigenous visioning practices. The series explored and critiqued the primacy of vision, problematizing the normalcy of ‘perfect’ vision, and worked to innovate blind and multi-sensory ways of knowing.

Curated by Mary Bunch, Laura Levin and Lauren Sergio the Peripheral Vision Speaker Series was hosted by York University’s Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology in the School of Art, Media, Performance and Design. The series was sponsored by SSHRC, CREF, VISTA -Vision: Science to Applications, The Departments of Theatre and Cinema and Media Arts, the Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series and the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies. Other partners included Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life, Tangled Art + Disability, and the New College Disability Studies Speaker Series at the University of Toronto.

Sep
22
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Phillip Pike’s Our Dance of Revolution
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Phillip Pike’s Our Dance of Revolution
September 22, 2020

Join us for our first iteration of this year’s Nat Taylor Tuesday, with an online screening of Phillip Pike’s Our Dance of Revolution!

“Phillip Pike is an emerging documentary filmmaker. As a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Phillip’s journey of personal and professional discovery has taken him from a career creating change as a community activist and human rights lawyer to a career creating change through storytelling as an independent documentary filmmaker.”

“Our Dance of Revolution tells the story of how Black queer folks in Toronto faced every adversity, from invisibility to police brutality, and over a four-decade span rose up to become a vibrant, triple-snap-fierce community.”

Please join us for this free screening.

DATE: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
TIME: 12:00 – 2:30 PM
VIMEO LINK | PASSWORD: cMYOrk$19

FREE + open to the public!

Screening Schedule:
Screening Schedule:
12:00 pm: on Zoom, we conduct intros
12:05 pm: breakout of the Zoom call to view the film
1:50 pm: return to Zoom for the Q&A session

 

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
2
Fri
PostScript – October 2nd
Oct 2 @ 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 2, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Publishing 
Academic Publishing and Accessibility with presenters Amy Rollason and Ryan Van Huijstee; moderated by Shawn Newman

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artists on Disability and Art Publishing with presenters Logan MacDonald and jes sachse; moderated by Tobaron Waxman

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artist Presentation by artist Hannah Bullock; moderated by Sean Lee

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 2 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dYJaNZz4TJu4Ws1KHjkmWA

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
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

The Royal Conservatory Music Fair
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Royal Conservatory Music Fair @ Virtual

The Royal Conservatory Music Fair

Join us at the virtual Royal Conservatory Music Fair and pursue post-secondary studies in music at York University!

The Royal Conservatory of Music is pleased to bring together leading post-secondary institutions from across North America to provide music students with an opportunity to explore all of their post-secondary and post-graduate options in music virtually.

Meet with The Department of Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University in the Expo area as well as during showcase presentations.

Career Options: Explore programs and different fields of music to help launch your career.

Program Requirements: Have all your questions answered regarding admission requirements and program structure.

The Royal Conservatory Music Fair: Virtual Event
The Department of Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

DATE: Saturday, October 3, 2020
TIME: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Free Admission
REGISTER NOW

MORE INFORMATION

Oct
5
Mon
Department of Design Information Week
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day

Department of Design Information Week
October 5 – 9, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Design 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.

Design: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Department of Design professors David Cabianca and Gabi Schaffzin spoke about what makes Design at York the top destination to study design in Canada. They offer an overview of the program with examples of student work that demonstrate the hands-on learning and professional skills that make our graduates highly employable. Watch now, and you’ll come away feeling knowledgeable and more confident about choosing your educational pathway in design.

https://youtu.be/vjRUYJWui38

Design: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Instagram Live

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

 

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Oct
6
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Michelle Mohabeer’s Queer Coolie-tudes
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Michelle Mohabeer’s Queer Coolie-tudes
October 6, 2020

Join us for our second screening of this year’s Nat Taylor Tuesday series, with an online presentation of Michelle Mohabeer’s Queer Coolie-tudes, and a post screening discussion with the filmmaker and Prof. John Greyson.

Queer Coolie-tudes is a queer ethnography that reclaims the slur of Coolie and compellingly visualizes the intergenerational lives, histories, creole identities, familial relations and sexualities of a diverse range of subjects (artists, academics, and activists) from the queer Indo-Caribbean and Black Caribbean diasporas in Canada.

Please join us for this free screening.

DATE: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
TIME: 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Screening Schedule:
1:00 pm: Live introduction on Zoom
1:05 pm: Film viewing on Vimeo
2:40 pm: Post screening Q&A with filmmaker on Zoom

FREE + open to the public!

Biography:
Michelle Mohabeer is Guyana born and lives in Toronto, she is an award-winning filmmaker and academic. Mohabeer’s films have exhibited worldwide at over 300 festivals, conferences and galleries, and collected by over 60 University libraries across the U.S, Canada and the Caribbean. Her films have been profiled or written about (or mentioned) in Film Fatales: Independent Women Directors, The Romance of Transgression in Canada, North of Everything, The Bent Lens, and Queering Canada: A Collection of Essays. Michelle Mohabeer teaches at York University School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. Future projects include a feature doc and a contributing editor of the critical anthology, Reframing the Nation: Racialized & Queer Diasporic Women of Colour and Indigenous Canadian Independent Women Filmmakers 1990-2020.

 

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.