Events

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)

 

 

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
19
Mon
Department of Theatre Information Week
Oct 19 – Oct 23 all-day

Department of Theatre Information Week
October 19 – 23, 2020

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

Theatre: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
REGISTER NOW

Join Professor and Department of Theatre Chair, Marlis Schweitzer, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Theatre 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.

Theatre: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Theatre 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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Oct
22
Thu
Sensorium Virtual Fall Mixer
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Sensorium Virtual Fall Mixer

Thursday, October 22, 2020

5:00-7:00pm 

RSVP to sensinfo@yorku.ca – those who RSVP will receive Zoom event details 

We invite all members of the Sensorium and AMPD community to join us for our Virtual Fall Mixer Thursday, October 22 from 5-7pm!

The event is an opportunity for new and existing community members to connect and share ongoing work/initiatives. The evening will begin with a short introduction and update on centre activities before moving into casual breakout conversations.

Over the last few months,  we have been organizing and building community through our digital extensions.  How have the new realities and struggles of our digital environment influenced creative processes and the sharing of ideas?  How does the digital medium support or deny intimacy and community?  What counts as productivity and labor in today’s world? These will serve as casual prompts throughout the event as members meet, mingle and network.

In addition to the classic Zoom format, we will also be simultaneously hosting a virtual Mozilla hubs space where participants can enter into a virtual space and say hello to fellow researcher avatars. For more info on mozilla hubs – see HERE.

 

Oct
23
Fri
PostScript – October 23rd
Oct 23 @ 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 23

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
The Beauty and Risk of Building #CripLit in Colonial Canada, curated and moderated by Aimee Louw

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Best Practices
Towards More Accessible Communication Design with presenter Adam Rallo; moderated by Emily Cook

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artist Presentation by artist Rachel Gray; moderated by Max Ferguson

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 23 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qkny9Y82T124cnPFYMM3SA

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.

CineSiege 2020: A Showcase of Juried Films from the Department of Cinema and Media Arts, York University.
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CineSiege 2020: A Showcase of Juried Films from the Department of Cinema and Media Arts, York University.

Experience a range of films by a new generation of film talent!

Now in its 18th year, with the continuing support of our founding sponsor, Cinespace, and the Mirkopoulos family, we present the first on-line edition of CineSiege.

The films selected for CineSiege 2020 were chosen from a shortlist, culled from 154 productions made last year.

The nominees were reviewed by three jurors: Michelle van Beusekom, Lisa Jackson and Albert Shin.

CineSiege 2020: A Juried Showcase of York Film
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 7:00pm
LIVECAST Event Link

CineSiege is made possible through the generous support of our founding sponsor.

Oct
25
Sun
The Ashley Plays @ Home
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

The Ashley Plays @ Home

The Ashley Plays @ Home is a cycle of site-specific monodramas, written by Theatre@York’s 4290 playwrights, exploring the life of a character named Ashley. Each playwright has developed a different Ashley, reflecting their individual artistic voice. With the assistance of the 4290 dramaturgs as well as input from course director and project initiator Professor Judith Rudakoff, each playwright wrote a piece set in their bedroom in Spring 2020, during the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. While the pieces do not tell the story of the pandemic, each play is in some way shaped by the given circumstances of this new reality.

The Ashley Plays @ Home will premiere on the York University – School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design YouTube channel at 1pm EST on Sunday, October 25th and will be available afterwards to watch indefinitely.

Playwrights (in order of appearance):
Garrett M. Ryan
Erin Dagenais
Alexandra Belle Gaudet
Cadence Bishop
Connor Williamson
Shaughn Clutchey
Samantha Uhl
Sydney Sziraky
Melanie Thompson

Dramaturgs:
Gunes Agduk
Alexandra Gouvis
Sara Masciotra-Milstein
Julia Murphy
Madeline Vogelaar

Oct
26
Mon
Cinema & Media Arts Information Week
Oct 26 – Oct 30 all-day

Cinema & Media Arts Information Week
October 26 – 30, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Cinema & Media Arts 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.

Cinema & Media Arts: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
REGISTER NOW

Join Professor and Department of Cinema & Media Arts Chair, Caitlin Fisher, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Cinema & Media Arts 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.

Cinema & Media Arts: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Cinema & Media Arts 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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Oct
30
Fri
PostScript – October 30th
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 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 30

11:30-1:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Digital Storytelling with presenters Caitlin Fisher and Carla Rice; moderated by Mary Bunch

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Best Practices
TBA, with presenter Peter Pavement; moderated by Shital Desai

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Contexts/Publishing
Publishing Futures with presenters Michaela Pnacekova and Selim Harbi; moderated by Patricio Davila

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 30 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__c6-rtwTQK-juY8BrI0aCA

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.

Nov
2
Mon
Department of Music Information Week
Nov 2 – Nov 6 all-day

Department of Music Information Week
November 2 – 6, 2020

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

Music: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
REGISTER NOW

Join Professor and Department of Music Chair, Louise Wrazen, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Music 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.

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

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Music 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
9
Mon
Department of Dance Information Week
Nov 9 – Nov 13 all-day

Department of Dance Information Week
November 9 – 13, 2020

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

Dance: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
REGISTER NOW

Join Professor and Department of Dance Chair, Susan Cash, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Dance 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.

Dance: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Dance 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
16
Mon
Computational Arts Information Week
Nov 16 – Nov 20 all-day

Computational Arts Information Week
November 16 – 20, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Computational Arts 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.

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

Join Professor and Department of Dance Chair, Mark-David Hosale, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Computational Arts 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.

Computational Arts: 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 Computational Arts students. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage directly with our students, ask questions, and receive their unfiltered perspective of York University.

 

Follow Us on social media