March 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
GCFA 130
Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology

*Postponed* Sensorium Speaker Series: Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s DISRUPTER X PROJECT will be rescheduled at a later date. Please visit http://sensorium.ampd.yorku.ca/contact/  if you’d like to subscribe to the Sensorium newsletter for updates.

The DISRUPTER X PROJECT is an ongoing collaboration between Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum (Visual Art & Art History) and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi. The artists liberally describe this multimedia performance work as an ‘anti-opera’. The world of the anti-opera is created by video projections, live internet streaming, dioramas, holograms, handmade replicas of archival objects, original music created from archival instruments and live performers. ‘IF YOU DO IT RIGHT’ was the first iteration of the project and was performed in Nantes, France in 2013. In 2014 they presented ‘DISRUPTERS, THIS IS DISRUPTER X’ in Bayreuth, Germany. In 2015 they installed ‘NOTES FROM THE ANCIENTS’ in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s multidisciplinary work encompasses drawing and animation, and alludes to mythology, geology and theories on the nature of the universe. Her drawings, narrative landscapes that appear simultaneously futuristic and ancient, shift between representational and fantastical depictions of volcanic, subterranean, cosmological and precipitous landscapes.

Sensorium hosts an annual Speaker Series that profiles the research of Sensorium members, invited artists, and scholars. The series seeks to promote knowledge mobilization, artistic and/or research collaboration, and engage with other disciplines and communities across the York campus.

All are welcome to attend; no RSVP required!