Nomadic Residents: Ann Hamilton

lignum by Ann Hamilton. The Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden, 2002
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 10:30pm to Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00am

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed artist Ann Hamilton as artist in residence in its Nomadic Residents program, sponsored by Partners in Art.
Hamilton will visit OCAD from September 24 to 28, and present a free public lecture at OCAD on Wednesday, September 26, at 6:30 pm. During her residency, Hamilton will conduct a workshop for a new sound installation with OCAD Faculty of Art thesis students.
Ann Hamilton's work with textile media explores connections between visual art forms and language, including the spoken and written word, and human presence. Her work includes installations, photography, video, architecture, and performance. Hamilton's installations are often of such magnitude that they require the assistance of many volunteers or sometimes even the expertise of engineers, as in the case of her 1999 installation whitecloth at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in which she altered the architectural structure of the space. In many cases, the assemblage of the work is an essential part of the piece itself.
Hamilton's lecture is presented as part of Nomadic Residents, sponsored by Partners in Art, and Material Witness, developed by the Textile Museum of Canada.
Nomadic Residents - International Artist Residencies at OCAD
Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD community by featuring artists from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing innovative and diverse artists to take up temporary residence at OCAD, Nomadic Residents will join here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.
Nomadic Residents has been made possible through the support of Partners in Art, whose generous efforts raise awareness of national and international art through exciting collaborative art projects.
Backgrounder: Ann Hamilton - Biography
Hamilton was trained in textile design at the University of Kansas, and later received an MFA from Yale University. She has taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara and is currently a professor at Ohio State University. She is the recipient of many honours including the MacArthur Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim and Louis Comfort Tiffany grants, and the Skowhegan Medal for sculpture. She was the U.S representative at the 1999 Venice Biennale and the 1991 S'o Paulo Bienal. Her installations and objects are in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Hamilton's permanent commissions include those for the Seattle Central Library, the Main Building of the San Francisco Public Library, the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Acoustic Tower Project at the Steve Oliver Ranch in Northern California. Her most recent works include large-scale projects at MASS MoCA; the Wan's Foundation, Sweden; La Maison Rouge, Paris; and the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan. She is currently working on projects in Laos and the Galapagos Islands.
Material Witness lecture and workshop series - Textile Museum of Canada
Ann Hamilton's lecture is presented in collaboration with the Textile Museum of Canada's Material Witness lecture series. Material Witness is supported by the Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts.
Material Witness is a groundbreaking lecture and workshop series, developed by the Textile Museum of Canada. This series brings together international thinkers and artists who will address textile concepts and practices through several lenses, including those of ethno-anthropology, current practices by artists who use textiles as media and inspiration and theories of cultural translation and diversity. The series includes a lecture by international textile artist Chunghie Lee in November, and a talk by cultural theorist Sarat Maharaj in March 2008. All lectures are free to the public.

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

Let's Talk About Consent

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Let's talk sex, love, dirty talk, desire, intimacy, rejection, and consent!

Join BAD SUBJECT for a free activities-based workshop on practical tools to gaining/understanding Consent. This workshop is facilitated from an anti-oppression, intersectional framework and is facilitated by a volunteer from Bad Subject.

Bad Subject is a youth-led grassroots non-profit group that offers interactive, non-hierarchal, intersectional workshops designed by-youth-for-youth on “Consent” and “Media Literacy: Spotlight on Rape Culture”.

changing rape culture into consent culture...one workshop at a time!

This event is co-sponsored by OCAD U Student Union and OCAD U Student Gallery

See you at 52 MCaul street at noon. this is the perfect way to spend your lunch!

Venue & Address: 
52 McCaul Street Student Gallery Toronto
Email: 
emohamoud@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416)977-6000 ext. 263
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Dr. Sara Diamond at the Toronto School International Conference

Event Poster
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:30pm

Feminist perspectives and interventions on culture and technology

 
Panel: Dr. Sara Diamond, Ursula Huws, and Mark Lipton

Chair: Leslie Regan Shade

 
This panel will address the crucial ways that feminist perspectives contribute, influence, and challenge scholarship and activism in culture and technology.  Feminist interventions offer a necessarily critical perspective about various aspects of control and communication, such as technological design and infrastructures, the means of communication, labour, social change, and cultural and digital policy.

Early Bird Registration closes on August 31.

More info: http://www.thetorontoschool.ca

Venue & Address: 
University of Toronto - Isabel Bader Theatre
Website: 
http://www.thetorontoschool.ca
Cost: 
$75 - $240, Early bird registration ends Aug. 31.
Keywords: 

Cheryl Pope: Objects for Listening

Banner saying "I want to be proud"
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:30pm to Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 2:30am

Cheryl Pope
Objects for Listening

IN COLLABORATION WITH OCAD UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

Works created in collaboration with: Paula Burrows, Tyla Crowhurst-Smith, Atticus Edwards, Anam Feerasta, Rita Camacho Lomeli, Lizz Khan, Tori Maas, Khadijah Morley, Sophie Paas-Lang, Tak Pham, Debora Puricelli, Amanda Robertson-Hébert, Claudio S. Santander and Mary Tremonte

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith. Read more from Smith on Objects for Listening in InStudio.

OCAD University and Onsite Gallery welcomes Chicago-based designer and artist, Cheryl Pope. The new site-specific work in this exhibition was developed through workshops with OCAD U students and the local community, creating objects for listening.

Alongside Cheryl Pope’s work is an OCAD U Student Exhibition to unite and empower our students in their diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Featuring work by Madelyn Alexander, Dominique Crowley, Adam Filek, John Holland, Lara Aphrodite Isaias, James Patrick Knott, Emily Norry, Jules Reeves, Cecilia Salcedo, Sean Sandusky, Morgan Sears-Williams, Michael Seleski, Ronald Siu and Sarah Alinia Ziazi.

Curated by Wrik Mead

Both exhibitions run concurrently:
June 8 to July 4, 2016
OCAD U Great Hall
100 McCaul Street
Second Floor

Opening party: June 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring:

  • DJ Mary Mack
  • DJ Cozmic Cat
  • Don’t miss House of Monroe’s mini-Ball and performance at 8:30 p.m.

Event is FREE, all are welcome
ASL provided for opening remarks and to interpret the works
Snacks available from The Steady Café
The space is wheelchair accessible through use of elevators from the ground floor
Fully accessible with gender-neutral washrooms
Presented as part of OCAD U's Major Cultural Partnership with Pride Toronto

Cheryl Pope
Cheryl Pope is a Chicago-based artist focused in sculpture, installation and performance. Her work questions and responds to issues of identity as it relates to the private and public self. For the past four years, her research has been centred on issues of power, inequality, race, gender and segregation in the U.S. This research includes several collaborations with Chicago youth through the intersection of poetry and the visual arts. These collaborations have surfaced as performances and special edition books as well as a team of young poets under the group name Just Yell. In 2015 she was the DCASE Artist in Residence at the Chicago Cultural Center and recently exhibited at the Kunsthalle Osnabrueck (Germany), The Poetry Foundation (IL) and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (CO). Also, Pope studied under the artist Nick Cave for twelve years and that experience has had a dominant influence on her practice.

Onsite Gallery
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s professional gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and digital media, fosters social and cultural transformations, serving the OCAD U community and the general public. In preparation for the launch of Onsite Gallery’s new location in May 2017, our 2016 ONSITE/ programming imagines and creates what a public gallery can be.

Image credit:
Cheryl Pope, I WANT TO BE PROUD, 2016
Text by: Debora Puricelli 
Nylon and tackle twill
3 x 5 ft
Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U's Great Hall: 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/1352020268147450/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 456
Cost: 
FREE
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K. Jake Chakasim - wapimisow: a boreal approach to art, architecture + identity

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm

Please join us in room 510A in the Annex Building

K. Jake Chakasim will be presenting his talk 

wapimisow: a boreal approach to art, architecture + identity

K. Jake Chakasim is a lecturer at the School of Architecture where he teaches Architectural Design Studio. His interdisciplinary approach to the profession of architecture addresses the need to re-contextualize Aboriginal traditions through refined typologies. For his efforts, Jake was awarded the Architectural Research Center Consortium (ARCC) Jonathan King Medal for 2010-11, an award that acknowledges innovation, integrity and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research. Jake is currently pursuing a PhD in Human Studies at Laurentian University with a focus on the design-based economy of Indigenous communities. 

 

presented by the 

Indigenous Visual Culture Program 

and Writing and Learning Centre

 See Facebook event page link - https://www.facebook.com/events/1661173397478338/

Venue & Address: 
Annex Building, room 510A
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/1661173397478338/
Cost: 
Free
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Loose Associations: Public Talk by 2016 Nomadic Resident Ryan Gander

Poster for Ryan Gander Public Talk
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nomadic Resident Ryan Gander
Public Talk: Loose Associations
February 23, 7:00 Pm

The talk sits on the brink between lecture, performance and presentation. Its format and consistency are reminiscent of an informal conversation amongst friends in a pub, it’s subjects roam aimlessly, linked only by seemingly trivial facts. Incorporating a vast array of linked everyday phenomena, associated with hidden languages and abbreviations. The work attempts to question the use, interpretation and regurgitation of knowledge and information within common educational models.

The Nomadic Residents Program will run from February 22-26, 2016

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University
The Nomadic Residents program was launched in 2006. Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006) Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010), Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012), Candice Breitz (2013) and Pedro Reyes (2014). The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Room 190 (auditorium)
Cost: 
free
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Nomadic Resident: Ryan Gander

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Photograph of a tent sculpted out of marble
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:00am to Friday, February 26, 2016 - 5:00am

RYAN GANDER: LAX (LOOSE ASSOCIATIONS X)
NOMADIC RESIDENT PUBLIC TALK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016, 7 P.M.
OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET
ROOM 190 / AUDITORIUM
Seating is limited!

The talk ‘Loose Association X’ sits on the brink between lecture, performance and presentation. Its format and consistency are reminiscent of an informal conversation amongst friends in a pub, it’s subjects roam aimlessly, linked only by seemingly trivial facts. Incorporating a vast array of linked everyday phenomena, associated with hidden languages and abbreviations. The work attempts to question the use, interpretation and regurgitation of knowledge and information within common educational models.

RYAN GANDER: Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making
NOMADIC RESIDENT STUDENT PROJECT EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016, 6 – 8 P.M.
**Artist in attendance
ADA SLAIGHT GALLERY
OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET – 2nd floor

During the residency, Ryan will be working on a collaborative project with students exploring the idea of enforcing a methodology to art making ‘Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making’ is about finding systems and devices that exist in the everyday world that create art through happenstance.
About Ryan Gander – Ryan Gander’s complex and unfettered conceptual practice is stimulated by queries, investigations or what-ifs, rather than strict rules or limits. For example, what if a child’s den of sheets were remade in memorialising marble (Tell My Mother not to Worry (ii), 2012)? What if all the pieces in a chess set were remade in Zebra Wood, so that neither side was entirely black nor white (Bauhaus Revisited, 2003)? Gander is a cultural magpie in the widest sense, polymathically taking popular notions apart only to rebuild them in new ways – perhaps by refilming the same ten-second clip 50 times over, as in Man on a Bridge (A study of David Lange), 2008. Language and storytelling play an overarching role in his work, not least in his series of Loose Association lectures or in his attempt to slip a nonsensical, palindromic new word, ‘mitim’, into the English language. Born in Chester in 1976, Ryan lives and works in London. Ryan Gander is represented by Lisson Gallery, London.
(http://www.lissongallery.com/artists/ryan-gander/)

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University
The Nomadic Residents program was launched in 2006. Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006) Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010), Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012), Candice Breitz (2013) and Pedro Reyes (2014). The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.
Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.
Ryan Gander’s residency at OCADU is running concurrently with a solo exhibition at Scrap Metal Gallery. Details below:

Creative Play May Entail Some Risk Taking
Scrap Metal Gallery
Opening reception: Monday February 22, 6-8pm, artist in attendance
Exhibition Dates: February 22 to May 17, 2016 www.scrapmetalgallery.com

Nomadic Residents continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation
Special thanks to the Impact Collective, Scrap Metal Gallery, and Musée d'art contemporain

http://www2.ocadu.ca/event/11581/loose-associations-public-talk-by-2016-...

For more information please contact:

Derek Liddington
Coordinator, Impact Exchange
Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers
Sessional Faculty
Faculty of Art
416.977.6000 x3844
dliddington@ocadu.ca

Christine Crosbie
Media Relations Officer, OCAD University
416-977-6000 Ext. 4849 Cell 647-473-7778
ccrosbie@ocadu.ca

http://www.ocadu.ca/
416-977-6000 | WWW.OCADU.CA

Email: 
dliddington@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 x3844

Bottom is Forever: A Lecture by Nguyen Tan Hoang

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This lecture examines how anal erotics and bottom positioning refract the meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and nationality in Asian/American visual culture. Nguyen Tan Hoang argues that "bottomhood" simultaneously enables and constrains Asian American men in moving-image media. Conceived as a sexual position, a social alliance, and an aesthetic form, bottomhood affirms a politics that embraces risk, receptivity, and vulnerability.

Nguyen Tan Hoang is an Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College. His videos, including K.I.P, PIRATED!, and Forever Bottom!,have been screened at MoMA, The Getty Center, The Pompidou Center, and numerous film and media festivals. His book A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation was recently published by Duke University Press.

This lecture is sponsored by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Minor in Art and Social Change at OCAD University.

RSVP on the Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1103871486292738/

Venue & Address: 
OCADU University, 100 McCaul Street, Room 550
Cost: 
Free

Janis Jefferies Lunchtime Lecture

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dr. Janis Jefferies, Visiting Artist & Scholar from Goldsmiths, University of London
Presentation and Lunchtime Lecture: “Interdisciplinarity and the challenges for arts research”

A presentation by Dr. Janis Jefferies, Professor of Visual Arts,
Associate Pro Warden of Culture and Creative Industries and
Postgraduate Convenor PHD Arts and Computational Technology, at Goldsmiths, University London.

Dr. Jefferies presentation will focus on current practice and research projects across arts and technology, focusing on international partnerships and collaboration that have been developed over time and trust with a broad range of constituents.

Janis Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator, Professor of Visual Arts and Research, Research Fellow at the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, associate pro warden for culture and creative industries at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. She trained as a painter (Sheffield School of Art, Maidstone College of Art and Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts) and in woven construction (Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland) under Magdalena Abakanowicz. On return to the UK in 1978 she pioneered the field of contemporary textiles within visual and material culture and has exhibited and published widely. Her areas of expertise lie at the intersection of arts and technology (textiles, performance, sound, publishing). She was one of the founding editors for Berg (now Bloomsbury) publishers of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture and most recently was co-curator of the first Hangzhou Triennial in China in 2013. She was a Creative Thinking Fellow, University of Auckland.
See http://www.gold.ac.uk./computing/staff/j-jefferies/

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond Street West
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies.htm
Email: 
dbank@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 X 4366
Cost: 
Free

Design with Dialogue: The Art and Practice of Regenerative Leadership

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:00pm to Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:00am

What new ways of thinking and seeing are needed within the many participatory organizing structures that are emerging? How can we integrate living systems principles as we explore the leadership that is needed now in our organizations and communities? What are our new practice grounds – spaces and times of shared learning, renewal and relationship that deepen our connection with both people and place?

Join us for September's DwD, with guest hosts Michael Jones and Michelle Holiday, as we delve further into an exploration of leadership based on an understanding of living systems.

Through stories, dialogue and music over the course of the evening, we will move together through four timeless patterns that shape all living, creative, expressive systems. As we engage with these patterns in our leadership work, important new insights and possibilities emerge, opening a path to leadership that is generative and even regenerative, healing what has been wounded in our communities and ourselves by the structures we have inherited.

Underlying these patterns is a deep connection with place.  Any living system is rooted in and nourished by the place where it grows, and we and our organizations and communities are no exception.  For this reason, our gathering will draw on our own stories of relationship with place and the urban ecology we live in, inviting us to craft new narratives of what is possible.

Finally, we will explore what practice grounds may offer the most fertile soil for these new possibilities to take root. What kind of greenhouse or Solarium do we need to create to cultivate regenerative leadership in ourselves and our communities?

In convening this evening, Michael and Michelle will draw from the work they have been engaged in within their own communities as well as from an article that has been published in the current issue of The Spanda Journal entitled Living Systems Theory and the Practice of Stewarding Change.

About the hosts

Michael Jones is a leadership educator, dialogue facilitator, writer and Juno-nominated pianist/composer.  His most recent book, The Soul of Place, is the third in a series on Re-imagining Leadership.  Others in the series include Artful Leadership and the award-winning  Creating an Imaginative Life.  Michael has also been a thought leader with the MIT Dialogue Project and Dialogos and other prominent leading edge universities and centres. He has co-chaired several place-based initiatives and spoken on the leader's emerging role as  placemaker in a variety of forums including The Authentic Leadership in Action Conferences (ALIA), The Society  for Organizational  Learning (SoL) and many others. As a pianist/composer Michael has composed and recorded fifteen CD's of his original piano compositions and performed as a solo pianist across North America  as well as Korea and Japan.  He has been integrating his music in his leadership and dialogue work for over twenty years. See www.pianoscapes.com to learn more about Michael and his work.

Michelle Holliday is a facilitator, organizational consultant, researcher and writer. Her work centers around “thrivability” — a set of perspectives, intentions and practices based on a view of organizations as living systems. To this end, she brings people together and helps them discover ways they can feel more alive, connect more meaningfully with each other, and serve life more powerfully through their work. This generally takes the form of designing and hosting transformative events, as well as delivering talks and workshops. Michelle also writes regularly, including a forthcoming book, The Age of Thrivability. Her research is summarized in a slideshow called Humanity 4.0, as well as in a TEDx presentation. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University  100 McCaul Street, Room 187  Toronto, ON M5T 1W1 Canada 
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dwd-9915-the-art-and-practice-of-regenerative-leadership-tickets-18281003975

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