Research Rendezvous with Johanna Householder


The Office of Research & Innovation presents a Research Rendezvous featuring the 2016/2017 recipient of OCAD U's Distinguished Research, Scholarship and Creativity Award,  Johanna Householder. This talk will cover research conducted for a project entitled "Holocene Days".  Coffee and light snacks will be served. 

 
DateTuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Cost

Free

Email

research@ocadu.ca

Location

205 Richmond St. West, Room 115

Holocene Days: the debate around how to name the present epoch, whether from a scientific or science fictional perspective compels us humans to reconsider critically the necessary repositioning of ourselves as agents in the world: Anthropocene, Plantationocene, or Chthulucene as Donna Haraway would have it. As we collectively rethink our positions in relation to colonization and its discontents, artistic practice has a key role to play in conceiving of alternatives to representationalist regimes that split “semiotic” from “material” reality. This talk will describe some recent research creation projects partly enabled by the Distinguished Researcher Award.

Johanna Householder has been making performances and other artwork in Canada since the late 70s. She was a member of the notorious satirical feminist performance ensemble The Clichettes, who performed across Canada and the US under variable circumstances throughout the 1980s. While The Clichettes practiced their own brand of pop culture detournment, Householder has maintained a unique performance practice, often collaborating with other artists. As one of the founders of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, held biannually in Toronto, she has brought many international artists to the festival. She is keenly interested in the histories of performance, reperformance, and the effect that performance has had in contemporary art and new media.



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DateTuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Cost

Free

Email

research@ocadu.ca

Website Location

205 Richmond St. West, Room 115

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Image from project poster featuring a bird-headed figure standing beside a sign which reads "environment 1"
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Holocene Days: the debate around how to name the present epoch, whether from a scientific or science fictional perspective compels us humans to reconsider critically the necessary repositioning of ourselves as agents in the world: Anthropocene, Plantationocene, or Chthulucene as Donna Haraway would have it. As we collectively rethink our positions in relation to colonization and its discontents, artistic practice has a key role to play in conceiving of alternatives to representationalist regimes that split “semiotic” from “material” reality. This talk will describe some recent research creation projects partly enabled by the Distinguished Researcher Award.

Johanna Householder has been making performances and other artwork in Canada since the late 70s. She was a member of the notorious satirical feminist performance ensemble The Clichettes, who performed across Canada and the US under variable circumstances throughout the 1980s. While The Clichettes practiced their own brand of pop culture detournment, Householder has maintained a unique performance practice, often collaborating with other artists. As one of the founders of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, held biannually in Toronto, she has brought many international artists to the festival. She is keenly interested in the histories of performance, reperformance, and the effect that performance has had in contemporary art and new media.

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond St. West, Room 115
Email: 
research@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
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