Onsite Gallery is delighted to partner with the Images Festival in hosting this year's Mediatheque with FREE daily talks at 4 p.m.
Images Festival Mediatheque
April 16 to 23, noon to 6 p.m. daily (closed on Sunday)
100 McCaul St., Rm. 284
FREE but sign-up is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and which day you would like to attend for sign-up purposes.
The Images Festival Mediatheque provides personal viewing stations and video library of works in the festival, all free for viewing during open hours. The mediatheque will also play host to daily talks:
Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m.
This cross-disciplinary panel focuses on the ethics of representation and coalition, building on the issue of sex workers rights, particularly for those who are most marginalized within the community, namely racialized sex workers, migrant sex workers, trans sex workers and sex workers who do not have full status in Canada. With Caroline Key (Grace Project), Elene Lam (Butterfly) and Kate Zen (Migrant Sex Workers Project). Moderated by Alvis Choi.
Sunday, April 17 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Artist Fees Focus Group
100 McCaul St., Main Auditorium, Rm. 190
We invite you to join a discussion that will help shape our future guidelines and fee recommendations. Don't miss the Toronto edition of a new national initiative between CARFAC (Canadian Artists' Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens) and IMAA (Independent Media Arts Alliance).
Since February, CARFAC and IMAA have been consulting with the media arts community towards the development of an updated fee schedule for media arts. This town hall-style meeting is open to artists and cultural workers engaged in media arts. The result of this consultation will be a new harmonized CARFAC/IMAA media arts fee schedule that will ensure greater respect for the just renumeration of media artists and arts professionals, based on standards that are consistent and equitable, and developed and agreed upon by the media arts sector.
Monday, April 18 at 4 p.m.
Is this Desire?
A Space artist Roy Dib and Anna Linder will each respectively discuss their representation of sexuality under restrictive laws and polyamorous binds.
Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m.
Black Radical Imagination
Erin Christovale and Amir George, curators of the ongoing Black Radical Imagination program, will discuss their curatorial history along with their latest program.
Wednesday, April 20 at 4 p.m.
Ego Loser: Artist Talk
Johanne DeYoung's practice is predominantly focused in computer animation, moving-image and printed media. He currently teaches courses in animation and moving-image production at Yale University School of Art.
Thursday, April 21 at 4 p.m.
Artists Kelly O'Brien and Mike Hoolboom will come together to speak about new and old methodologies of storytelling.
Friday, April 22 at 2 p.m.
Images Research Forum Finale
The Images Festival is pleased to announce the launch of a new educational initiative that will take place during its 29th edition. Understanding the need to support the creation and dissemination of critical thinking and dialogue in contemporary moving image culture, Images will be hosing a series of small presentations by participants: Eli Horwatt, Lindsay LeBlanc, Yoon Jin Jung, Carolyn Jervis, Naomi Dodds, Ryan Ferko, and Yaniya Lee.
Saturday, April 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
What is MICE Magazine? MICE may stand for Moving Image Culture Etc., but why now? Join its current collective members and makers for an open and frank discussion of the motivations and visions fuelling this brand new arts publication in 2016.
Founding and current members of MICE include: Parastoo Anoushahpour, Gina Badger, Jesse Cumming, Ben Donoghue, Amy Fung, Onyeka Igwe, Yaniya Lee, Scott Miller Berry, cheyenne turions. Issue one co-editors: Gina Badger and Nasrin Himada. Designers: Sameer Farooq and Ali Shamas Qadeer. Managing Editor: Rose D'Amora.
Saturday, April 23 at 6 p.m.
Please join us for the Images Festival's Awards Ceremony.
As the longest-running and most influential integrated media arts festival in Canada, Images is dedicated to moving-image art in all its forms. The Images Festival is a venue for moving image art that provides artists with a supportive and professional forum in which to present their work and to connect with each other, with curators and programmers, as well as with audiences that expect and appreciate the unusual, the surprising, and the inventive.
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s public gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and digital media, fosters social and cultural transformations. 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.
Onsite Gallery’s education program is generously supported by Nexus Investment Management.