Michelle Forsyth to give lectures at Valley City State & South Dakota State Universities


Michelle Forsyth is scheduled to give lectures at: Valley City State University (ND) on October 11 and South Dakota State University (SD) on October 13

 
DateTuesday, October 11, 2016 - 4:00am to Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00am

Location

Valley City State University (ND) on October 11 South Dakota State University (SD) on October 13

Michelle Forsyth is scheduled to give lectures at: Valley City State University (ND) on October 11 and South Dakota State University (SD) on October 13

Michelle Forsyth, who lives and  work in Toronto, employs a diverse array of material processes—including cut-paper, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, sewing, and weaving—in order to convey the poetics of her lived experience. As such, she seeks beauty in her surroundings and takes pleasure in the respite it affords her. She is a proponent of decorative repetition and champions the power of colour to stir emotions, and elicit forgotten moments. 

Recently, Forsyth has turned her attention inward, drawing meaning from her private life and the domestic struggles that ensue in the space of her home. She is currently writing her first book, Upstairs, which is a meditation on living with young onset Parkinson's Disease through an examination of her home and the items that fill it. During her talk she will discuss the process of writing and designing this book and the works that lead to it. Her book is a memoir, moonlighting as a coffee table book, moonlighting as a colouring book. 

 



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DateTuesday, October 11, 2016 - 4:00am to Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00am

Website Location

Valley City State University (ND) on October 11 South Dakota State University (SD) on October 13

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Join us for a film screening of David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 4:00am to Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00am

Michelle Forsyth is scheduled to give lectures at: Valley City State University (ND) on October 11 and South Dakota State University (SD) on October 13

Michelle Forsyth, who lives and  work in Toronto, employs a diverse array of material processes—including cut-paper, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, sewing, and weaving—in order to convey the poetics of her lived experience. As such, she seeks beauty in her surroundings and takes pleasure in the respite it affords her. She is a proponent of decorative repetition and champions the power of colour to stir emotions, and elicit forgotten moments. 

Recently, Forsyth has turned her attention inward, drawing meaning from her private life and the domestic struggles that ensue in the space of her home. She is currently writing her first book, Upstairs, which is a meditation on living with young onset Parkinson's Disease through an examination of her home and the items that fill it. During her talk she will discuss the process of writing and designing this book and the works that lead to it. Her book is a memoir, moonlighting as a coffee table book, moonlighting as a colouring book. 

 

Venue & Address: 
Valley City State University (ND) on October 11 South Dakota State University (SD) on October 13
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