When:
March 28, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – March 29, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
2020-03-28T16:30:00-04:00
2020-03-29T17:30:00-04:00
Where:
207 / 209 / 244 Accolade East Building
Search Results 4700 Keele St
Toronto
ON M3J 1P3
Contact:
Justine Conte

IMAGINING DIFFERENTLY: RESEARCH-CREATION PRACTICES IN URGENT TIMES

CENTRE FOR IMAGINATIVE ETHNOGRAPHY (CIE) SYMPOSIUM
AND
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN THEATRE & PERFORMANCE STUDIES CONFERENCE

MARCH 28 & 29, 2020
207/ 209 / 244 (Accolade East Building)
York University

FREE

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020
10:00 – 11:30 AM
207 ACE (Accolade East Building)
Keynote
WHY RESEARCH-CREATION?
ARTISTIC METHOD AND THE ANTHROPOCENE
DR. NATALIE LOVELESS
University of Alberta

PANELS
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
207 ACE (Accolade East Building)
Pedagogies of the futures (Panel 1)

A Thr(3)e Dimensional Text: Playwriting for an Alt-traditional Structure.
Mike Czuba (University of Calgary)

Flipping the Script on Power Dynamics: An Image Theatre workshop for Institutionalized Researchers
Shannon Elizabeth Hughes (York University)

Queer Spawn Kid
Kira Meyers-Guiden (York University)

Learning to Juggle Taught Me How to Learn
Morgan Anderson (York University)

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
209 ACE (Accolade East Building)
Methods: Improvisation, Interrogation & Intervention (Panel 2)

Unreliability and Lepidoptera: Adapting Nabokov’s Lolita as a Graphic Novel
Melanie Proulx (Queen’s University)

Univille: A Fairytale in Search of a Question
Marilo Nuñez, Alireza Asgharzadeh, Margaret E. H., Rimah Jabr, Thomas O’Hanley and Marta Shpak (York University)

It Came to Me in a Dream
Nic Cooper and Natalie Bruvels (University of Ottawa)

Considering Emergence and the Choreographic Toolkit
Allison Peacock (Concordia University)

BREAK

2:00 -3:30 PM
207 ACE (Accolade East Building)
Performance Ethnography and Future-making (Panel 3)

Interventionist activism and futurity
Jillian Groening (York University)

Design Thinking as a Creative Alternative Methodology in Cultural Studies Research
Amanda Carvalho (University of Winnipeg)

micro-transgressions: temporary agents for change
Marcela Echeverri, Judit Csobod and Stephen Donelly (Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, Guelph)

Unmapping Heteronormativity: Queering Death Through Art Practice
Devin West (Queen’s University)

2:00 -3:30 PM
209 ACE (Accolade East Building)
More than human socialities (Panel 4)

How am I to listen to you llama?
Jacqueline Sawatzky (York University)

Time Machine: A Cruise into the Future
Tara Gallagher Harris (York University)

Cenotaph For Weird’s Well And T[h]ree Missing Bodies
Julie Dind (Brown University) and Rolf Gerstlauer (Oslo School of Architecture and Design)

Poetry and Drama in Ecologically Compromised Times
Sanita Fejzić (Queen’s University)

3:30 -5:00 PM
207 ACE (Accolade East Building)
Mapping The Everyday: Borders, Disorders (Panel 5)

The Sound of Contested Places: An Improvisational Performance on Gentrification in Parkdale, Toronto
Jared Epp (Carleton University)

[Un]Being and Time: Transculturalism and Translation in Akram Khan’s Giselle
Alexandra Rego (University of Chicago)

Art as an Imaginative Tool
Mariana Muñoz Gomez (University of Winnipeg)

In the rhythm of creativity: […] prayerful performance?
Myrto Koumarianos (University of Toronto)

INFINI#5
Rimah Jabr (York University)

3:30 -5:00 PM
209 ACE (Accolade East Building)
Ethics: Witnessing & Disrupting (Panel 6)

Transnational assemblage and urgent actions: Performance of solidarity
Alireza Gorgani (York University)

INSIDES(S)
Alisha Van Wieren (York University)

Live History and its audiences: diversity encounters the unitary narratives of small public
Rick Cousins (Trent University)

Cam Hunters: Short Video Screening and Talk
Stéfy McKnight and Julia Chan (Queen’s University)

The Somatic Structure of Memory, Sensory Based Creativity and The Exile Experience.
Alejandra Nuñez (York University)

6:00 – 8:00 PM (Performance)
the morning I died I flew over the tobacco fields
A multimedia ethnographic physical theatre piece based on a short story written by Lynn Hutchinson Lee. Co-sponsored by Centre for Imaginative Ethnography and Sensorium – Centre for Digital Arts and Technology.

Location:
McLean Performance Studio
Accolade East Building – Second Floor (Room 244)
York University

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020
1:30 -2:00 PM
207 ACE (Accolade East Building)
Memory, Colonialism and Power: A performance by Diane Llewelyn-Jones, Arpita Bajpeyi, Danielle Alfaro (York University)

1:30 -3:00 PM
209 ACE (Accolade East Building)
Multimodal Interventions, Empowerment and Positionality (Panel 7)

Improving public understanding of and police response to coercive control
Jessica Rose (Bournemouth University)

Creating Care-fully: Fostering radical relatedness and interdependence through performance ethnography by disabled/non-disabled artist
Becky Gold (York University)

Dancing to the Derogatory – Female Hip-Hop Dancers Face the Music
Deanne Kearney (York University)

Ponytail: Examining the social and educational binaries between artists and athletes
Alison Blair (York University)

Revealing Our Unconscious Complicity in Rape Culture
Andrew Houston and Brooke Barnes (University of Guelph)

2:00 -2:30 PM
207 ACE (Accolade East Building)
Tale of a Town: An auto-ethnographic performance lecture by Lisa Marie DiLiberto (York University)

3:00 -4:30 PM
207 ACE (Accolade East Building)
Roundtable
RESEARCH-CREATION LUNCHTIME WORKSHOP
WITH DR. NATALIE LOVELESS
This informal roundtable is for graduate students working on research-creation. Please come prepared to share your research questions, methods, and any struggles you are facing. We will exchange best practices and insights, and discuss the role of research-creation doctoral projects in the university today. Registration is limited to 12.

Dr. Natalie Loveless – Bio and Keynote Description

Natalie Loveless is an artist and academic located at the University of Alberta’s Department of Art and Design, where she teaches in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture, directs the Research-Creation and Social
Justice CoLABoratory, and co-leads the Faculty’s Signature Area in Research-Creation. Her recent books, How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation and Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation examine debates surrounding research-creation and its institutionalization, paying particular attention to what it means – and why it matters – to make and teach art research-creationally in the North American university today. Loveless is currently working on a book and curatorial project, Sensing the Anthropocene: Aesthetic Attunement in an age of Urgency and a collaborative interdisciplinary curatorial project, Speculative Energy Futures, as part of the Just Powers initiative funded by the Future Energy Systems CFREF (Canada First Research Excellence Fund).

As an intervention into normative scholarly practice, research-creation has gained increasing visibility and validity over the past decade within the academy. Often mobilizing interdisciplinary and collaborative methods, with one foot – always – firmly grounded in artistic literacies, research-creation asks us to attend, with detail, to the methods we mobilize as well as our modes of output and publication at the level of constitutive form. Paying particular attention to performance-based practices, this talk asks what research-creation methods and
approaches offer climate justice projects in the academy today – a time marked by the need for both urgent action and new attunements to our local ecologies.

Conference convenors
Justine Conte and Rajat Nayyar

Organizing committee
Justine Conte
Rajat Nayyar
Marilo Nuñez
Dr. Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston

Financial and institutional support
Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE)
Sensorium – Centre for Digital Arts and Technology
Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies,
York University

Special thanks to
Alanna Dunlop, Alison Blair, Christina Cicko, Jacquie Lazar, Laura Levin,
Marilo Nuñez, Marlis Schweitzer, Marta Shpak, Mary Pecchia, Prina Pui Ying Wong,
T&PS Graduate Student Association

Contact
conte@yorku.ca
rajatn@yorku.ca