Art and Ability: Cardinal

This project begins to examine the special physical needs of individuals with complex disabilities through the lens of their artistic and expressive needs. It proposes to develop and incorporate an art/research methodology, including stages of creation and analysis of prototypical tools to address these overlapping needs of the participants. It is anticipated that these newly developed tools will have potential benefits for a broader spectrum of the user’s needs, as well as for other users with or without disabilities. This iterative inquiry will take the form of collaborative art creation sessions involving both researcher/artists and participant/artists with severe physical disabilities. Analysis of the impediments to these exercises in self expression will guide the rapid development of new, prototypical, art making tools, techniques or materials. At the conclusion of the research, we will examine the effectiveness of the art/research methodology in refining and addressing the emerging research question of how communication models can be developed and employed for artistic expression by individuals with disabilities, and how they can be applied to their other communication needs.

Cardinal: Eye Gesture Screenless Communication System

Several observations of current eye-gaze and eye-gesture systems point towards the potential benefits of a low strain,computer-assisted, natural tool for users with eye control as their primary means of communicating.

The three existing systems include early Bliss boards, myTobii computers and the Eye Writer. These are the salient features of each:

The Bliss board was a physical tool that allowed a trained user to communicate with a trained “listener” through eye gestures. A 2-3 foot square sheet of clear Plexiglas had the centre cut out, leaving a frame about 6 inches wide. The two conversants would face each other. The square grid around the frame contained cells with a square grid of alphabetic characters. I.e. the top left cell might contain the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, arranged in a grid. The user would use a two-gesture glance to instruct the listener about the letter choice. Up and to the right, followed by up and to the left might combine to signify the upper right letter in the upper left square.

Two features stand out with this system. First, the goal of communicating with a listener is enhanced by having the face-to-face view of the conversants uninterrupted. I.e. they look at each other through the large hole in the centre of the board and glance to the edges of their field of gaze to signal alphabetic letters. Second, once both users have become accustomed to the system, the board itself can be removed and the pattern of eye gestures can still be interpreted.

In its early usage, the communicator is might look at the squares in question, but later they just gesture towards the squares, whether they are physically there or not. This sparks a differentiation between eye-gaze (looking) and eye-gesture (glancing).

The myTobii uses infrared cameras to track the communicators gaze, and maps it to a flexible set of on-screen buttons. The camera and motion tracking software create a very workable tool. Unfortunately the computer screen must constantly be the focus of the communicators gaze, and effectively becomes a barrier between the conversants. In theory, the cameras could track eye gestures that go beyond the edges of the screen. A “pause” feature used to be activated by glancing down beyond the bottom edge of the screen, although that feature seems to be gone.

The Eye Writer glasses uses an eye tracking system that is not linked to a particular on-screen representation. In its fist instantiation it was used with an onscreen software program to facilitate graffiti tagging, but the glasses themselves (the input device) are not linked to any screen, the way the myTobii is.

The synthesis of these systems suggests a model in which a user could use their eyes to gesture towards abstract referents – hypothetical buttons which exist outside of the field of attention. So a user might look at a conversation partner and then glance left and right, which would be interpreted by a computer vision system as the letter D. Right and left might be O. Up and left might be G. But because the communicator never attends to an onscreen representation, they are able to assess the impact of what they are saying, word by word, as we do in normal speech. Rather than having to type out an entire phrase (while ignoring the conversation partner) and then playing it back, with a highly intermediated effect.

In the first test, the object of attention (a Google map) is situated in the middle of the screen, where the user can study it at will without triggering any buttons (which would be the case with the myTobii system). Glancing towards any edge causes the map to scroll in that direction. Glances are triggered by a “mouse-over” effect, which does not require the user to look at, pause on, or otherwise fixate on a button. A simple glance suffices.

A subsequent instantiation will allow the user to wear EyeWriter glasses and look at a physical symbol board to spell words. After rudimentary training, we will test if the user can continue to spell by glancing with their eyes, without the presence of the board.

Further open source software and hardware models will explore if there is a sub-$100 device which could be produced to facilitate communication (and control) without the presence of a computer screen.

 

Publications & Presentations

Alexandra Haagaard, Geoffrey Shea, Nell Chitty, Tahireh Lal. Cardinal: Typing with Low-Specificity Eye Gestures and Velocity Detection. International Workshop on Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction, Sweden, 2013. (under review)

Geoffrey Shea, Nell Chitty, Alexandra Haagaard, Tahireh Lal. Cardinal: An Eye Gesture Based Communication System. Best Poster Award: Eye Tracking Conference on Behavioral Research, Boston, 2013.

Geoffrey Shea, Nell Chitty, Alexandra Haagaard, Tahireh Lal. Cardinal: An Eye Gesture Based Communication System. Demo and Talk: Disrupting Undoing: Constructs of Disability, Toronto, 2013.

Shea, G. and A. Haagaard. Artists Reflecting on Their Practice and Disability, Ethnographica Journal on Culture and Disability, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (under review).

Shea, G., Understanding the Work of Artists with Diverse Abilities: Applying Art, Design, Ethnography and Computer Science. Research Rendezvous, OCAD University, Toronto, 2012.

Shea, G., Art and Disability Research. A presentation to the Doctoral Program at SmartLab, Dublin, 2012.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:30pm
Lab Member: 
Geoffrey Shea
Alexandra Haagaard
Tahireh Lal

FREE ART BUS + EXHIBITION TOUR

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

FREE ART BUS + EXHIBITION TOUR

Saturday, February 20, 2016
From OCADU, Toronto to Idea Exchange Art + Design, Cambridge
With Exhibition Tours Led By Sarah Quinton, Curatorial Director, Textile Museum of Canada

Travel round-trip between Toronto and Cambridge on a complementary art bus to view the Contemporary Textile Collection exhibitions at Idea Exchange Art + Design.

Enjoy travel time with others from the Toronto-area art community as you head to Cambridge where exhibition tours will be led at our three galleries by Sarah Quinton, Curatorial Director, Textile Museum of Canada. Light lunch will be provided.You will see work by Suzanne Carlsen, MAAD Instructor Meghan Price and many more artists from our community.

ART BUS ITINERARY
Pick-up and drop-off location: OCADU, 100 McCaul Street, ON M5T 1W1
Transportation provided by: Canada Coach
Cost: Free with a light lunch provided

12:00pm – Depart for Cambridge
1:30pm – Tour of the Design at Riverside Gallery
2:15pm – Light lunch in the Mary Misner Printmaking Studio
2:45pm – Tour of the Queen’s Square Gallery
3:45pm – Tour of the Preston Gallery
4:30pm – Depart for Toronto
6:00pm - Arrive in Toronto

Only 28 seats available! Registration is required to secure your seat. First come first served. RSVP to Cherie Fawcett at cfawcett@ideaexchange.org.

Don’t miss this one-time opportunity to view the collection with Canada’s leading textile art curator.

Not from Toronto but wish to join the tour in Cambridge? Click here for details.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Contemporary Textile Collection is a three-part exhibition providing access to the Idea Exchange Art + Design permanent collection of Contemporary Canadian fibre-based work. On display at all three of our gallery locations across Cambridge, this is the largest assemblage of works from our collection.

For nearly 30 years, Idea Exchange Art + Design (formerly Cambridge Galleries) has collected seminal works by Canadian artists working in textile and fibre-based mediums. This unprecedented three-part exhibition presents nearly a quarter of the specialized collection, from early to recent acquisitions, and showcases the diversity of artistic concerns from craft-based processes to conceptual frameworks.

ABOUT SARAH QUINTON
Sarah Quinton, BFA, Hon., MFA, has been with the Textile Museum of Canada since 1990, where she is now Curatorial Director. Quinton’s award-winning curatorial work explores contemporary and traditional handmade textiles as they intersect with sculpture, design and new media. She has taught and lectured at universities, colleges, galleries and museums in Canada, the US and internationally, and has sat on numerous volunteer boards, advisory committees and juries. She was recently invited as a keynote speaker at Strutts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; Goldsmiths, University of London; the Institute of International Visual Arts in London (INIVA) (UK); and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She is Chair of the Advisory Board of OnSite, OCAD University’s Professional Gallery, and Adjunct Professor at York University.

Image: Jaime Angelopoulos. He Moved Just So, 2012. Daniel Manchego-Badiola. Guardian No.6Guardian No.7Guardian No. 8, 2014. Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet), 2013. Lyn Carter. Beacon, 2011. Installation at Queen’s Square Gallery. Photo by Cherie Fawcett.

QUEEN'S SQUARE GALLERY
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
T: 519.621.0460
Mon – Thurs 9:30am – 8:30pm
Fri – Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm

PRESTON GALLERY
435 King Street East, Cambridge, ON N3H 3N1
T: 519.653.3632
Mon – Thurs 12:00 – 8:30pm
Fri 12:00 – 5:30pm
Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm

DESIGN AT RIVERSIDE GALLERY
7 Melville Street South, Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4
T: 519.621.0460
Tues – Thurs 12:00 – 8:00pm
Fri 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun 1:30 – 4:30pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/art, call 519.621.0460 or follow on Twitter @IdeaXchngART.

 

Venue & Address: 
Pick up at OCAD U Bus to Cambridge and return to OCADU
Website: 
http://ideaexchange.org/art
Cost: 
Free

Stuart Reid: in transit

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 4:00am to Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:00am

Reception: Saturday, April 11, 1 to 5 p.m. Artist will be in attendance

The TTC subway at Union Station, Toronto’s main public transportation hub, is acquiring an extraordinary, world-class art installation, which is presently being installed and will be unveiled in time for the Pan Am Games. Created by awardwinning Canadian artist Stuart Reid, zones of immersion is a 7-foot high by 500-foot long richly worked glass wall that portrays the people who “ride the rocket” every day.

The large drawings in this exhibition are based upon small sketches drawn while riding the subway. These works (india ink on mylar) informed and developed the glass project.

Sky Goodden, the founding editor of Momus, writes of these drawings:

Reid’s evocation of our city’s “third class carriage” is rooted in a history that these images’ very line and media evoke—Honoré Daumier, Gustave Courbet, José Clemente Orozsco—and which their nod to both Social Realism and Impressionism implies. However, Reid’s subjects embody a common experience made contemporary. Scrawled with clipped texts of overheard conversation and passing allusion, Reid’s works capture the present moment through language. He circles our intimacy, investigates our autonomy, and portrays the human connections that are both performed and pressed between stations. How do we use the space we travel in order to get the time we need? With his subjects either moving out of frame, responding through posture or retreat, crushed against one another or framed alone, Reid produces a record of the river of movement that happens beneath our feet – one of isolation in crowds, community and class.

Of these drawings the artist writes:

These works specifically reflect on the human condition within urban transit – a world both intensely collective and remarkably isolated... a world where the anonymity of the no man’s zone offers us an unvarnished glimpse into the face, and hence perhaps a sliver of the psyche of one’s fellow passengers. I am interested in drawing that reveals the interrelationship of the ‘self’ and the ‘other’ with both empathy and freedom.

Stuart Reid was born in London Ontario. He studied with Paterson Ewen, Greg Curnoe, Richard DeMarco, Patrick Reyntiens and Joseph Beuys. He holds a B.A. (fine arts ) from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Architecture from UCLA. He is a professor at OCAD University. His many major public artworks include works for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Intercontinental Toronto Centre, Salzburg Congress. His artwork at St. James’ Cathedral was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth in July 1997. He is the great nephew of the early Canadian painter G.A.Reid.

Gallery Gevik welcomes visitors Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 am to 6 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery Gevik – 12 Hazelton Ave. Toronto
Website: 
http://www.stuartreid.ca
Email: 
<p>info@gevik.com</p>
Phone: 
<p>416-968-0901</p>

Feminist Art Conference

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 4:00am

Feminist Art for Social Justice

The third annual feminist art conference will provide an opportunity for feminist issues to be explored and communicated artistically in a unique and creative space that encourages sharing, creating and discussion.

Our Vision

The mission for the Feminist Art Conference (FAC) is inspired by attacks on women’s and transgender rights in Canada, the US and abroad. Issues such as rape culture, trans phobia, racism, violence, media and political representation, cultural appropriation, online harassment, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, missing and murdered Indigenous women, and Islamophobic policies are areas of deep concern. These infringements on our right to agency and independence have been occurring in alarming numbers in our governments, in the media and in our communities. This conference provides an opportunity for these issues to be explored and communicated artistically in a unique and creative space that encourages sharing, creating and discussion. In the centuries old tradition of people organizing we believe that by coming together and communicating about these issues through our artistic practice, that we can initiate progressive change and spark collaborations accross disciplines.

Our Mission

We are looking for multidisciplinary art and workshop submissions including: visual art, film, theatre arts, music, dance, design, spoken word and literature. We will create a space that is celebratory,positive, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional. Furthermore, by providing an opportunity for feminist artists to meet and share their work, we believe we can provide opportunities for networking and future artistic collaboration that can inspire social change and empowerment. We have the vision that the ripple effect from this type of artistic sharing and learning can provoke positive transformations in both our communities and our minds.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street,&nbsp;Toronto
Website: 
http://www.factoronto.org vimeo.com/110169380
Email: 
torontofac@gmail.com

Intersection: Entrepreneurship & Indigenous Art Conference

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00pm to Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:00pm

 

INTERSECTION will be a unique gathering of Indigenous artists, entrepreneurs, experts and students, relating success stories and lessons learned by entrepreneurial arts organizations in Canada.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Jessica Metcalfe. Stemming from a social activism history, Dr. Metcalfe will speak about the Indigenous fine art market, the challenges of small businesses, and how entrepreneurship can address local and global social issues.

Three distinct panels will expand discussions on emerging business ideas and social innovation approaches. A series of practical workshops on the themes of Navigating the Entrepreneurial Space, and Arts and Leadership, including two workshops on design thinking and business model canvas, will allow attendees to test their ideas for scaling up and sustainability.

Keynote: Dr. Jessica Metcalfe

Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) earned her Ph.D. in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on Native designers of high fashion, and is in the process of editing her dissertation for a book manuscript.

She is the main author of the website, Beyond Buckskin, which focuses on all topics related to Native fashion, and is the owner of the Beyond Buckskin Boutique, which promotes and sells Native American-made couture, streetwear, jewelry, and accessories.

She has taught courses in Native studies, studio art, art history, and literature at tribal colleges and state universities. She has presented at numerous national conferences, lectured at museums, and co-curated exhibitions. Her current work focuses on Native American art, clothing, and design from all time periods, with an emphasis on contemporary artists.

The conference will:

  • Highlight successful examples of Triple bottom line (Financial, Social, Environmental) enterprises
  • Provide practical tools and workshops for students and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Provide success stories of income generation for organizations looking for ways to replace government funding
  • Address intersections and breakdown barriers between creative and business type

Elder Garry Sault of the Mississauga New Credit, will offer the opening prayer 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Auditorium, Room 190 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://research.ocadu.ca/research-and-innovation/project/intersection-entrepreneurship-indigenous-art-conference &nbsp;
Email: 
<p><a href="mailto:intersection.conference@gmail.com" target="_blank" title="intersection.conference@gmail.com">intersection.conference@gmail.com</a></p>
Cost: 
Free

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon workshop at the OCAD U Library. Saturday 22 March 2014, 1pm-2pm tutorial; 2pm-5pm 1-on-1 help and working together.

Wikipedia editing session for uploading entries on Canadian, First Nations, OCAD U women artists.

On February 1, 2014, volunteers gathered around the world for the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. The aim of the event was to balance out Wikipedia’s gender gap, adding or editing entries for women artists, who are historically underrepresented. During the event, volunteers added more than 100 women artists to Wikipedia. The organizers of the Toronto satellite event, which took place at Art Metropole, are now teaming up with OCAD U Library to continue the work begun on that day. With access to the OCAD U library’s extensive resources, students and volunteers will be able to work together to continue adding and editing entries for women artists, including Canadian and First Nations artists and artists from the OCAD University community.

Please join us on Saturday March 22, 2014, between 1 - 5 p.m., and bring your laptop! All are welcome, regardless of your level of experience. A beginner’s tutorial will take place from 1 - 2 p.m., and more experienced editors will be available throughout the event for one-on-one help. No preparation or experience is necessary, but we encourage participants to create a Wikipedia account before the event, as there is a limit to how many accounts can be created from one IP address. It is easy to do and instructions are here. Also, join our Facebook event page!

Want to get started on learning how to edit Wikipedia articles, so you can dive right in once you get here? Read this guide for beginners, or try this tutorial for students, which covers the basics.

Not sure which artist entry to add, or whose entry to work on? The Art + Feminism Wiki group has compiled a list of suggestions here!

Venue & Address: 
Dorothy H. Hoover Library, Room 1215, 2nd level 113 McCaul St Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

Arte Intimo, Arte Publico: Spirit, Vision and Form, The Art of Judy Baca

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:30pm

Public Talk by world renowned Chicana Muralist and Educator, Judy Baca

Co-presented by: Latin American Canadian Art Projects, Community Arts Practice (CAP) at York University, and The Faculty of Art, OCAD University

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

When Art Meets Science: Broadening Horizons through Interdisciplinary Practice

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

A panel discussion with Dr. Robin Kingsburgh, moderated by Dr. Ian Clarke, Associate Professor, Liberal Arts & Sciences

Science and art often have a perceived divide in contemporary culture, yet historically both their roots stem from similar manifestations of creativity and aesthetics, in exploring, responding to, and explaining Nature. This Royal Canadian Institute panel presentation brings together scientists, artists, and those with a foot in each of the ‘two cultures’ to discuss their interdisciplinary practices, and encourage novel ways to understand the world around us.

Royal Canadian Institute Lecture Series

Lisa Carrie Goldberg: Multidisciplinary Artist, and founder of Action Potential Lab, Toronto’s first laboratory dedicated to merging science and art.

Robin Kingsburgh: Trained astronomer, painter and educator, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University; Division of Natural Science, York University.

Scott Menary: Member of the ALPHA antimatter team and Polanyi prize winner, Department of Physics & Astronomy, York University.

Stephen Morris: J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics and pattern formation artist, Department of Physics, University of Toronto.

Moderator: Ian Clarke, Biochemist, Cancer Researcher and Artist, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University.

Morris: Belousov Zhabotinsky reaction. Menary: Neutrino Image of the Sun (Source: NASA/ Robert Svoboda, Louisiana State University).

Venue & Address: 
Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto 1 King's College Circle Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://royalcanadianinstitute.ca/lectures/winter-2014/
Cost: 
Free

Feminist Art Conference

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 5:00am

A Multidisciplinary Art Conference Inspired by Feminism

Conference Timeline
March 3-8 Exhibition 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street

March 6, Reception 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street

March 7, Screening 6:00 - 10: 00 pm
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street

March 8, Conference 12:00 - 7:30 pm
OCAD University, 100 Mc Caul Street

Conference Video
http://vimeo.com/86289106

Registration
PWCY at the door: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/feminist-art-conference-2014-tickets-10510568393

Feature artists include d'bi young, who will open the conference with a keynote, and Suzy Lake, who will close the conference in conversation with Johanna Householder.

About
Feminist Art Conference (FAC) is a Toronto-based organization that brings together artists, academics and activists to consider feminist issues through art. Founded in 2013
by artist Ilene Sova, FAC began initially as an event to link feminist artists with each other, as well as to provide a forum in which to discuss our content. A call for organizing help was included in the first call for submissions and a large committee
was formed to organize FAC 2013 on March 9th for International Women's Day. The first Feminist Art Conference caught the interest of over 70 participating artists and 175 attendees from Canada and the US. With astounding interest both nationally and internationally, the FAC Committee made an on-going commitment to facilitating interdisciplinary and inclusive arenas for feminist art.

Mission
The mission for the Feminist Art Conference (FAC) was inspired by the recent spate of attacks on women’s and transgender rights in Canada, the US and abroad. Issues such as rape culture, trans phobia, racism, violence, media representation, cultural appropriation, reproductive rights, environmental degradation, impact on Aboriginal lands, missing and murdered Indigenous women, and Islamophobic policies are areas of deep concern. These infringements on our right to agency and independence have been occurring in alarming numbers in our governments, in the media and in our communities. This conference provides an opportunity for these issues to be explored and communicated artistically in a unique and inclusive space that encourages sharing, creating and discussing. In the centuries old tradition of people organizing, we believe that by coming together and communicating about these issues through our artistic practice, that we can initiate progressive change.

Vision
We aim to showcase like-minded, multi-disciplinary art including: visual art, film, theatre arts, music, dance, design, spoken word and literature. We will create a space that is celebratory, positive, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans inclusive, antiracist, and intersectional. Furthermore, by providing an opportunity for feminist artists to meet and share their work, we believe we can provide opportunities for networking and future artistic collaboration that can inspire social change and empowerment. We have the vision that the ripple effect from this type of artistic sharing and learning can provoke positive transformations in both our communities and our minds.

Venue & Address: 
Beaver Hall Gallery 29 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario &nbsp;
Website: 
http://www.factoronto.org
Phone: 
<p>647-919-7336</p>
Cost: 
Registration - PWYC at the door

Conversations About Indigenous Visual Culture Wampum: Language and Symbol

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday February 8th, 2014

12 noon to 5 pm
OCAD University
100 McCaul Street
Room 230, 2nd Floor
FREE

Presented by the Indigenous Visual Culture Program.

Considering the visual language, materials and agreements encoded in wampum, this talk brings together historians, curators and artists for a discussion of treaties between Indigenous nations.

Alan Ojiig Corbiere is an Ojibwe Anishnaabe from the M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. He earned his Masters of Environmental Studies at York University where he focused on Anishnaabe narratives and their role in Anishnaabe language revitalization. He served five years as the Executive Director of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation which included roles as the Curator, Historian and Cultural programmer. During his time at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, he extensively researched the Anishinaabe material culture, history and art. Alan has recorded numerous elders and has conducted archival research in his efforts to synthesis an Anishnaabe cultural history. He is currently the Program Coordinator for the Anishinaabemowin Revitalization Program at Lakeview Elementary School in M'Chigeeng.

Rick Hill (Tuscarora) is an artist, writer and curator who lives at the Six Nations Community of the Grand River Territory in Ontario, Canada. Over the years, Rick has served as the Manager of the Indian Art Centre, Ottawa, Ontario; Director of the Indian Museum at the Institute of American Arts in Santa Fe, NM; and the Assistant Director for Public Programs at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution; and Manager of the Haudenosaunee Resource Center. Currently he is the Coordinator for the Joint Stewardship Board at Six Nations to develop an environmental interpretation centre and is the manager of the Six Nations Virtual Archives Project.

Bonnie Devine, a member of the Serpent River First Nation of Ontario (Ojibwa) is an installation artist, curator, writer and educator. History and narrative have been and remain a compelling focus of her work. They inform her art practice, teaching career, and her work as an independent curator. Her art is about the stories of the Anishinaabek- the voices that tell them, the bodies that carry them and the land that birthed them. Devine’s drawings, videos, sculptures, and installations have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the US, and Europe. She is an Associate Professor and the Founding Chair of the Indigenous Visual Culture program at OCAD University. She lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

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