[caption id="attachment_102172" align="aligncenter" width="693"] Chief Lady Bird, Self Portrait as the Moon, 2018[/caption]
Chief Lady Bird
November 14th – December 5th
Sensorium Research Loft (Room M333, 4th Floor GCFA)
Be sure to swing by the Sensorium Research Loft to see two incredible works of art by Chippewa and Potawatomi interdisciplinary artist Chief Lady Bird for this year’s final Curatorial Lab installation, organized by Shalon T. Webber-Heffernan. You can see Self Portrait as the Moon and Kinship with the Sky from November 14th to December 5th.
Chief Lady Bird is a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First Nation, who is currently based in Toronto. She graduated from OCAD University in 2015 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Indigenous Visual Culture. Through her art practice, Chief Lady Bird uses street art, community-based workshops, digital illustration and mixed media work to empower and uplift Indigenous people through the subversion of colonial narratives, shifting focus to both contemporary realities and Indigenous Futurisms by creating space to discuss the nuances of our experiences. Chief Lady Bird makes work about ceremony, stories, reclamation, tattoos, sex, sexuality, language, fashion, cultural appropriation and hopes that her images can be a catalyst for reimagining our relationship with the land, each other and ourselves.
Chief Lady Bird was the recipient of the Donna Mclean Award for Portraiture and Life Study in 2015; she is recognized for her murals and received the Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Award in 2017 alongside Aura for a mural they facilitated with a group of youth. In addition to this, Chief Lady Bird has created designs/illustrations for Vice News, West End Phoenix, Chirp Magazine, Flare Magazine, Ontario Human Rights Commission, Open Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and Twitter to name a few. She was also proudly featured in the legendary Kinship issue of Canadian Art alongside many brilliant Indigenous artists and was the first artist to create an emoji for Twitter for Indigenous Peoples Day/ Indigenous History Month in 2018. She illustrated a children’s book for Scholastic, titled Nibi’s Water Song, released in August 2019!
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[caption id="attachment_101693" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photograph of the 2018 Fundamentals Group Exhibition[/caption]
The Fundamentals group exhibition showcases work by first year Visual Art Studio students in the VISA 1010 6.0-Art Fundamentals: Concept, Creativity and Production. Art Fundamentals introduces students to the visual arts studios, faculty and a spectrum of production methods addressing two dimensional, three dimensional and the element of time in art making. An established theme provides students with a starting point for research, conceptualization and the exploration of fundamental processes as a means of visualizing their creative ideas.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm
Reception: Monday, November 25, 12:00-1:30pm
Professor Mike Cadó directs the York University R&B Ensemble in a show-stopping performance of soul and funk music.
The concert will feature the music of Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and many other great artists.
Admission is free and open to everyone.
Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Kiera Boult
The Department of Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) is proud to present Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Kiera Boult in conversation on Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet
Date: November 27th, 3-5pm
Place: 206 (ACW) Accolade West Building
Reception: 024 (CFA) Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, following the event
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky will be speaking about Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet, his musical investigation of the Internet, from its birth as ARPANET in 1969 (the same year as CMA), to its impact on our society over the last 50 years, particularly in terms of connectivity, quantification, and human rights. Miller is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. He has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His books include the award-winning Rhythm Science, published by MIT Press in 2004; Sound Unbound, an anthology about digital music and media; The Book of Ice, a visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, and; The Imaginary App, on how apps changed the world.
Kiera Boult is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Hamilton, based in Toronto. Boult’s practice utilizes camp and comedy to skeptically address issues that surround the role and/or identity of the artist and the institution. In 2019, Boult was the recipient of the Hamilton
Emerging Visual Artist Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Trinity Square Video. She has participated in the Art Gallery of York University’s final Performance Bus, 7a*11D’s 7a*md8 – ON LINE and Life of a Crap Head’s Doored. She holds a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and is currently Vtape’s Submissions, Collections & Outreach Coordinator.
This event is part of CMA’s 50th year anniversary celebrations, as well as the occasion of the launching of BetaSpace (the new Media Arts Co-Working Space, named after industry parlance for a project that is in the final stages of development and ready for testing). CMA’s first graduating cohort of Media Arts BFA students will also be exhibiting their end of term work in augmented reality, app development, video documentary and fiction, and more!
Classical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.
Free admission. Everyone welcome.
The York University Gospel Choir directed by Professor Karen Burke presents a rafter-raising concert of works by Hezekiah Walker, Edwin Hawkins, Kirk Franklin and other gospel greats.
The 100+ voice choir is backed by a rhythm section directed by Corey Butler.
Karen Burke is a pre-eminent singer, music director, choral conductor and composer in the field of African-American vocal music. An authority on the history and performance practices of Gospel music, she has worked with many major choral ensembles and organizations including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir, Toronto Choral Society and Ontario Choral Federation, as well as numerous schools and church congregations. In 1988, she co-founded the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir and continues to serve as its principal director, touring nationally and internationally.
Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors
Friday, November 29th – 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 30th – 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Box Office: ampd.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice | 416-736-5888
Want to study music at York?
Our Music Audition Prep Workshop is for you!
In this 90-minute session, you will:
- learn how to prepare for all the elements of our music audition: sight reading, performance and interview
- get tips on how to choose your audition pieces
- find out more about our music program and admission process
You’ll also have the opportunity to:
- chat with professors
- meet current students in the program
- enjoy live performances by our faculty members
Following the workshop, take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment available to York music students. Check out the classrooms, studios, labs, informal study spaces and concert venues where you’ll learn, compose, conduct research, rehearse and perform as a music student at York.
Bring your questions! Friends and family are welcome.
Admission to the Music Audition Prep Workshop is free but pre-registration is required.
Reserve your spot now by emailing email@example.com. Please let us know how many people will be in your party.
We look forward to meeting you!
AIDS Action Now!, Vtape, Archive/Counter Archive and Visual AIDS present
A program of passionate and poetic new short films about HIV/AIDS by Alison Duke, Phillip Pike, Andrew Zealley, Shanti Avirgan, Carl George, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor FM Torres, Derrick Woods-Morrow. Please join us for this powerful presentation in film followed by a discussion.
Date|Time: Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 3:00-5:00 PM
Place: Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space, 401 Richmond St. W (at Spadina), 4th floor
Canadian and American film/video artists explore HIV and AIDS today, across generations of activism and expression. Featuring….
Promise Me, Alison Duke
Black HIV+ mother and daughter battle (Work-in-Progress Excerpt)
Beat Goes On, Shanti Avirgan
Portrait of Keith Cylar, the sassy New York-based ACT UP/harm-reduction activist and co-founder of Housing Works
The Lie, Carl George
“Ruminations on ruined nations,” exposing links between war, poverty, AIDS & capitalism.
I Remember Dancing, Nguyen Tan Hoang
An intergen dialogue between trans/queer Asians about about AIDS, activism, love and (un)safe sex.
My Overlookedness, Andrew Zealley
The virus speaks… about lures, points of disclosure, and life overlooked.
Chloe Dzubilo: There is a Transolution, Viva Ruiz
Vivacious declarations by the incandescent trans/AIDS activist and artist Chloe Dzubilo (1960-2011).
I’m Still Me, Iman Shervington
Sian, an HIV+ Black woman, speaks eloquently about living with AIDS in Louisiana.
eye/virus, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres
This experimental collage weaves together experiences of disclosure and stigma across generations.
Much Handled Things Are Always Soft, Derrick Woods-Morrow
History of public sex in Black Chicago, as told by HIV+ photographer Patric McCoy.
Our Dance of Revolution, Phillip Pike (excerpt)
Four decades of passionate activism in Toronto’s Black queer communities