Associate Professor Francis LeBouthillier is a multi-disciplinary artist and researcher who uses traditional approaches to figurative sculpture along with new technologies to build training devices for the medical industry. Since 1989, Francis has been a Professor at OCAD University. He chaired the Sculpture/Installation Program from 2007 to 2012. His research work was selected by the Ontario Council of University’s to be included in their province wide Research Matters Campaign. LeBouthillier’s sabbatical presentation will include his exploration in developing highly accurate fetal models that have been created from MR, CT scans and 3D printing. LeBouthillier will also present new installation works produced during his sabbatical.
b.h. Yael is a Toronto based video and installation artist. She is Professor of Integrated Media at the OCAD University. Yael’s work has exhibited nationally and internationally and has shown in various settings, from festivals to galleries to community and activist groups and various educational venues. Her work has been purchased by many universities and she is a recipient of numerous arts grants including the Chalmers Fellowship award.
Yael's work has dealt with the many intersections of identity; it has focused on activist initiatives in Palestine/Israel; and more recently addressed apocalypse and environmental issues. Works include: Fresh Blood, A Consideration of Belonging; In the Middle of the Street; Palestine Trilogy; and Trading the Future, which won the ‘Audience Award’ at the Ecofilms festival in Rhodes, Greece.