Events

Feb
24
Mon
Sculpture and Drawing Area Exhibition
Feb 24 – Mar 5 all-day

 

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A group show featuring sculpture and drawings by upper-level students in the Department of Visual Art & Art History.

Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday, 9am-4:00pm

Free admission

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

 

 

 

Mar
4
Wed
Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Graduate VR Artists
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Graduate VR Artists @ The Sensorium Research Loft

Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Graduate VR Artists

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

Join us for our first Sensorium Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series event of March, featuring a panel discussion with VR artists David Han, Michaela Pňačeková and Michael Trommer.

David Han is a media artist, scholar and educator whose work employs emerging technology to explore the boundaries between computation, cinema and immersive media. His current practice employs a structuralist approach inspired by early media artists to explore the poetics of virtual reality and aims to expand the range of possibilities for creative practice in VR. His PhD research-creation work, After Dan Graham, is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and was recently awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Interactive Experience at the Festival of International Augmented & Virtual Reality Stories.

Michaela Pňačeková is an interactive creator, producer and a PhD candidate at York University. Her focus lies in the ways new media impact the real through interaction with algorithmic processes and artificial intelligence. Her first VR piece Symphony of Noise premiered at Reeperbahn Music Festival and IDFA Doc Lab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction 2019 and was listed as one of the best XR installations of 2019 according to Forbes magazine. She co-produced the VR AI installation Chomsky vs. Chomsky: First Encounter, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2020. She is the author and producer of the interactive predictive policing app Pre-Crime Calculator. Since 2014, she has produced three feature length documentaries and two short fiction films, which have been shown at DOK Leipzig, IDFA, Warsaw Film Festival, GoEast Film Festival, Montreal World Festival and more. Graduate of Masaryk University, Czechia. She has received Special Mention at the Bosch Stiftung East European Co-Production Prize 2014, EWA Development Award 2017 and Golden Frog for Best Feminist Play in 2009.

Michael Trommer is a Toronto-based sound and video artist; his experimental work has been focused primarily on psychogeographical and acoustemological explorations via the use of VR, ambisonic and tactile sound, field recordings, as well as immersive installation and expanded cinema. He has exhibited and performed his work at galleries and festivals throughout the world.

In addition to teaching graduate sound design and sound art at George Brown College, Michael also teaches Think Tank at OCAD University and is currently a PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Arts at York University. 

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.

Sensorium Writing Group
Mar 4 @ 1:30 pm – Mar 5 @ 4:30 pm

Organized to facilitate productive writing sessions within a supportive and accountable work environment, the Sensorium Writing Groups are open to all graduate students on a drop-in basis.

February 26 – April 8 Sensorium Writing Group Dates:

Monday, March 2, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday, March 4, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Monday, March 9, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday, March 11, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Monday, March 16, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday, March 18, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Monday, March 23, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday, March 25, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Monday March 30, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday, April 1, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Monday, April 6, 11:30am – 2:30pm

For more information about the Sensorium Writing Groups please email sensinfo@yorku.ca.

The Sensorium Research Loft is located on the 4th floor of the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts. The Loft is wheelchair accessible, for full access details please email sensloft@yorku.ca.

Coalition: Visual Art & Art History Open House
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Department of Visual Art & Art History presents Coalition, an open house exhibition featuring hundreds of works in print media, drawing, painting, photography and sculpture created by the rising young talent in the department.

Admission is free and all are welcome | Map and Directions 


Location
: Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts & the Gales Gallery
Installation: 12:30-2:00pm
Showcase: 2:00-8:00pm
Awards Ceremony: 7:00-8:00pm | Gales Gallery: 105 Accolade West Building
De-installation: 8:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Music @ Midday: Student Showcase
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

York University music students showcase their talent.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Maps & Directions 

 

Improv Soirée
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An evening of improvisation in a participatory “open mic” set-up, hosted by the improve studios of Brian Katz.

Performers and observers welcome.

Admission is free.

 

Mar
6
Fri
NOISE: York University Department of Visual Art & Art History Senior Studio Exhibition at Gallery 1313
Mar 6 – Mar 14 all-day

York University Department of Visual Arts and Art History
presents
NOISE
Senior Studio Exhibition

‘Noise’ is an exhibition of work by the two senior studio classes, Installation & Painting, in the Department of Visual Art & Art History, York University. Bringing together the work of about fifty students who work in a diversity of contemporary styles & media, the exhibition is both a culmination of their BFA and a launching pad to their futures.

Date: March 6-14, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-6pm
Address: 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Free Admission

Gallery 1313 website: g1313.org
Gallery 1313 phone: 416-536-6778

 

 

Music @ Midday: Singing our Songs
Mar 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Young artists from York University’s classical vocal performance program share the stage in a series of concerts featuring arias, art songs and ensemble pieces.

Admission is free.

Mar
9
Mon
Mental Health Week at Winters College
Mar 9 – Mar 13 all-day

Join us at Winters College from Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13 for Mental Health Week! Feeling overwhelmed? Come plant succulents with us. Need an excuse to move your body? Join us for some mindful belly dancing. We have multiple events throughout the week to relax, recharge and re-energize.
Winters College understands how stressful and overwhelming this time of year is – but we got you. Have a hot chocolate and add to our Journeys of Resilience Mural available in the JCR all week long for anyone to share their story.

Come self-care with us!

FACTT 2020: FESTIVAL of ART AND SCIENCE Exhibition 
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm

FACTT 2020: FESTIVAL of ART AND SCIENCE Exhibition 
featuring invited artists and AMPD student works 

Monday, March 9th – Thursday, March 12th, 2020
11:00am-4:00pm
Gales Gallery (Accolade West Room 105)
Exhibition Opening: March 9th from 5:00-6:00pm

Don’t miss the 2020 Festival of Art and Science Exhibition – (BE) Coming An Exhibition of Experimental Contemporary Art, co-sponsored by Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, ArtSci Salon and The Fields Institute at the University of Toronto. The exhibition features the work of both invited artists and AMPD students. All are welcome to attend the exhibition opening which will take place on March 9th from 6:00-7:30pm in the Gales Gallery at York University.

About FACTT 2020

FACTT 2020 – (BE) COMING An Exhibition of Experimental Contemporary Art is about the impermanence of becoming permanent. A transformation is an extreme, radical change. The unavoidability of changes is a constant process we have throughout our lives. We may not always be aware of it, and often just spend so much energy avoiding this “law of nature” that we forget it exists and thrives for stability. (BE) COMING is an exhibition about change, the impossibility of not changing, the perpetual impermanence and the process of becoming. As we become aware of the need to change in our world, in our planet and our lives, it feels necessary to remember that life is a dynamic process. Life is a consistent process of transformation and adaptation. Art, more than any other human endeavour, is a reflection of this aspect of life and therefore the best way to remember the process of being something different, something else, something more, or something less, while becoming ourselves.

Sensorium Writing Group
Mar 9 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Please join us for the Sensorium Writing Group Monday, March 9th from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Organized to facilitate productive writing sessions within a supportive and accountable work environment, all Sensorium Writing Groups are open to all graduate students on a drop-in basis.

For more information about the Sensorium Writing Groups please email sensinfo@yorku.ca.

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The Sensorium Research Loft is located on the 4th floor of the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts. The Loft is wheelchair accessible, for full access details please email sensloft@yorku.ca.

Mar
10
Tue
Devised Theatre Festival 2020
Mar 10 – Mar 14 all-day

Devised Theatre Festival 2020
March 10 – 14, 2020

The Devised Theatre Festival premieres three captivating new productions, each conceived, created, produced, and performed by fourth year Devised Theatre students in the Performance, Creation, and Research stream in York University’s Theatre program.

This year, the theme for the Devised Theatre Festival is: Escapism in the age of the Experience Culture, wherein we ask questions about how we try to escape, why we might feel the need to escape, and why this desire to escape may be problematic.

The three shows featured in this year’s festival are: Auto-nomy, a seductive physical theatre piece about companion robots who gain sentience, by The Vector Regime; Five, an intermedial physical theatre piece about four young women who are trapped inside a video game, by Mind Yo’ Business Productions; and Goodnight, Sunny, a magic realism piece about two siblings, Jonathan and Jamie, who go on one final adventure with their imaginary friend, Sunny.

Each show is presented by a production company formed by a student ensemble within Devised Theatre.

The Devised  Theatre Festival runs in two series, each presenting a double bill:

Tuesday, March 10th: Company A: The Vector Regime (7:00pm) | Company B: Mind Yo’ Business Productions (8:30pm)

Wednesday, March 11th: Company B: Mind Yo’ Business Productions (7:00pm) | Company C: Triptych Theatre Collective (8:30pm)

Thursday, March 12th: Company C: Triptych Theatre Collective (7:00pm) | Company A: The Vector Regime (8:30pm)

Friday, March 13th: Company C: Triptych Theatre Collective (3:00pm) | Company A: The Vector Regime (4:30pm) | Company B: Mind Yo’ Business Productions (6pm)

Saturday, March 14th: Company B: Mind Yo’ Business Productions (3:00pm) | Company A: The Vector Regime (4:30pm) | Company C: Triptych Theatre Collective (6pm)

Venue:  207 Accolade East Building | York University Keele Campus

Admission: Pay What You Can. Suggested $10 (cash only please)

For full details about the shows, the production companies, the artists, and blog posts, visit the Devised Theatre Festival website.

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents practice through process with filmmaker Francisca Duran
Mar 10 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents practice through process with filmmaker Francisca Duran

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents a showcase and discussion with MFA alumna and experimental filmmaker, Francisca Duran on practice through process, memory and history. In conversation with Professor Philip Hoffman.

Please join us for this free screening.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!