Claire Brunet: Group show at OOG Gallery in Toronto

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Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to Friday, February 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

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An exhibition featuring over 60 local artists
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Paintings, Illustrations, Sculpture and Photography

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Opening Reception: Saturday Feb 3, 2018

Exhibition runs through Feb 9, 2018
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Venue & Address: 
OnlyOneGallery 5 Brock Avenue Toronto, ON.
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OCAD University showcases Virtual Reality at VRTO 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00am to Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

OCAD University students and faculty are showcasing their work in virtual reality and augmented reality at VRTO 2017, with workshops, keynotes, and experiences in virtual and augmented reality, spanning the breath of technology and techniques that have contributed to the success of virtual and mixed reality technologies today.

OCAD U staff and students receive a discount of 45% off when they use the code OCAD2017 on Eventbrite.

President, Dr. Sarah Diamond will be delivering the keynote address.

OCAD U participants:

  • Michael Page will be speaking about Holography, and showing some of his work in the Multimodal Experience Pavilion
  • Alex Mayhew is showcasing his AR work in the Multimodal Experience Pavilion
  • Claire Brunet will be speaking about her work on 3D scanning, and demonstrating in the Innovation Room.
  • Hector Centeno Garcia will demonstrate spatial audio and physical interactions in a virtual reality
  • Fasun Uzun is showing her short film experience in VR.

Date: June 25th and 26th

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily.



Venue & Address: 
Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould St., Toronto, Ontario

Claire Brunet presents: Trans: duRéel auVirtuel

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:30am

Claire Brunet: Trans: duRéel auVirtuel

Project description:  When spatial platforms become a means to investigate technological advances, allowing for more intimate or immersive interactions with objects in space, my focus shift from real to virtual spaces.

Trans: duRéel auVirtuel is a virtual reality (VR) experience that explores the concept of identity through diverse artistic mediums inside of an immersive environment. A sense of self is conveyed throughout the experience, underlining the present time, when technological developments broaden the notion of identity. The project builds on different approaches to 3D scanning technology—both indoors and outdoors—including body digitizing, to create figurative sculptural forms that are experienced by the viewer as objects of introspection in virtual space.

This project engages artistically with objects and space within immersive environments allowing for an enhanced phenomenological approach to forming the viewer’s experience. Furthermore, it brings artistic perspectives to interactive platforms conventionally developed for gaming. Inspired by a transition from the tangible object to its digitized form, my research aims at investigating different ways to creatively engage with virtual environments.

Venue & Address:
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April Hickox, Simone Jones & Claire Brunet: Sabbatical Presentations

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Faculty of Art 2016-17 Sabbatical Presentations by April Hickox, Simone Jones & Claire Brunet

Tuesday, February 28th, 12:00-2:00

April Hickox

PROVIDENCE UNKNOWN: is a series of photographic stills and videos that question issues of value, providence, authorship and the structures in place for the teaching of art. This work includes seven chapters or series of works produced during Professor April Hickox’s sabbatical.

April Hickox a lens based artist, teacher and independent curator. April's work is based in narratives, with a broad range of approaches to subject, encompassing history, memory, and site. She has produced work in various media including photography, film, video and installation. Supported by all levels of funding throughout her career she is an active community leader, the founding director of Gallery 44 and a member of the Art with Heart committee. Notable exhibitions include the, Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Maclaren Art Centre, The Oakville Galleries, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. Most recently her video work Primaries was shown at the Surrey Gallery in B.C.

Simone Jones

DURATIONAL LANDSCAPES: Professor Simone Jones will present her recent experiments with robotics, video and photography. She will also discuss her in-progress studio/research projects that were initiated during her half-sabbatical.

Simone Jones is a multidisciplinary artist who works with film, video, sculpture and electronics. Jones graduated from the Ontario College of Art (OCA) with a concentration in Experimental Art and received her MFA in Sculpture Instal-lation from York University in Toronto. Jones has exhibited her work at national and international venues.

Claire Brunet

INDENTITY; fromREAL toVIRTUAL :  Professor Claire Brunet’s sabbatical presentation focuses on research projects that explore figuration at a time when tech-nological developments influence our relationship with the self and provoke a questioning of the notion of identity.

During an artist residency in Duntara Newfoundland Professor Brunet explored the concept of identity through cultural referent; the objective was to appropriate objects of meaning that convey a deep sense of cultural identity. Her research approach questioned how could we extend creative exploration through technological developments that enhance our perception and our interaction with spatial environments.

Professor Brunet explored different platforms in which the 3D digitized content can interact with the viewer inside an im-mersive context such as dome 320•-360• or Virtual Reality. The research outcome was the creation of a Virtual Reality experience using the VIVE technology.

Her research aims to stimulate students to explore multiple ways of interacting with objects in space, and to create instal-lation involving the real and the virtual, the material and the immaterial.

Claire Brunet is a sculptor and Associate Professor in Media and installation art: Sculpture/Installation program and Fabri-cation Studio Bronze Casting and Digital Processes at OCAD University. In June 2014 Brunet completed a PhD degree in Fine Arts, in the Special Individualized Program (SIP)/ Interdisciplinary Program (INDI) at Concordia University in Montreal. Her research work explores expanded spatial boundaries and the influence of a 3D digital and technological context on the artist’s creative process in sculpture practice. Brunet’s sculpture project proposes temporal forces that stress the opposing values at work in a hypermodern society (Lipovetsky 2005).


Venue & Address: 
OCAD University MCA Room 284

Vaeltava Metsä / Nomadic Forest

Vaeltava Metsä / Nomadic Forest
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 4:00am

Vaeltava Metsä is an artistic and social reflection on the preservation of nature and a study of environmental problems. It brings together twenty professional members of the Atelier de l’Île of Val-David and nine Finnish printmakers. The show includes work by OCAD faculty member Claire Brunet.

In its fragility, this installation witnesses the precarious equilibrium of woodland resources, the haunts of stories and legends.

As the image of the living forest, the installation presents printed tree scrolls of suspended Japanese Baïka paper supporting plant boxes like fragile gondolas. Architectural wooden structures hold digital images nestled in paper boxes symbolizing buds of life, continuity and our connection with technology.

Vaeltava Metsä uses traditional and new techniques of printmaking including etching, collography, silkscreen, monotype, typography, xylography, digital and computer numerical control technologies.

The Atelier de l’Île is an artist run studio of sixty professional artists. Established in the Laurentians in 1975, the studio offers local as well as international artists, facilities for research, creation and production of contemporary prints while favouring the use of non toxic materials and techniques.

Venue & Address: 
Canada Science & Technology Museum 1867 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario

Colloque international - Faire Œuvre : transparence et opacité

Monday, May 19, 2008 - 4:00am to Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 4:00am

OCAD Faculty member Claire Brunet will present her talk "The context of sculpture generated by digital technology"

The application of a digital language in art will contribute to the development of a broader creative approach and will allow artists to experience a fusion, a spontaneous relationship with their medium of creation, expanding traditional hands-on approach to form, through an innovative use of 3D computer technologies and other relevant digital modeling system technologies.

My sculpture/installation art projects will question and layout the context of sculpture generated by digital technology. My sculpture/installation projects will develop around contemporary environmental issues and will aim to create an interaction with the viewer.

How can nature and science—the message and the medium—demonstrate unlimited creative possibilities?

Venue & Address: 
Université Laval Université Laval, Quebec, Quebec

Faculty of Art Sabbatical Presentations

Faculty of Art Sabbatical Presentations
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 10:00pm

Faculty of Art professors share work and research produced during their sabbaticals.

Venue & Address: 
Rm 284 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario