2014 CADN Graduate Student Conference: RECOMBINANT CREATIVITY


2014 CADN Graduate Student Conference

 
DateThursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:00am

Website

https://recombinantcreativity.wordpress.com/

Location

OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street & 205 Richmond Street West

RECOMBINANT CREATIVITY: TEMPORAL INTERSECTIONS, (DE)HISTORICIZING STRATEGIES, AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL PRODUCTS

In Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Fredric Jameson spoke of a “dialectical intensification of the autoreferentiality of all modern culture, which tends to turn upon itself and designate its own cultural production as its content." Building upon Jameson’s insight into the character of contemporary cultural production, this conference asks broadly about the role of appropriation and interdisciplinarity. Has the traditionally discipline-based structure of scholarship been challenged or changed by recombinant forms and processes of critical engagement?

The Annual Graduate Conference at OCAD University will present graduate papers that acknowledge the place and implication of Jameson’s ideas of autoreferentiality or the practices of assemblage, bricolage, collage, remixing, sampling, borrowing, mashups, hybridity, and the role of technology as strategies for creativity.  These papers will be presented by graduate or recently graduated students from around the world.

https://recombinantcreativity.wordpress.com

Thursday, March 6

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Rm 190, 100 McCaul Street

Keynote speaker

"Anything is Everything"

Douglas Coupland

Friday, March 7

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, Rm 7320

Morning Roundtable: LANDSLIDE: Issues in Curation and Practice. Janine Marchessault - Sean Martindale - Lisa Myers

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM, Rm 7318

Coffee Break

10:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Performance Art, Rm 7320

  • Lowell Gasoi – “Impiety and Live Dissent in a Mediated World”
  • Paromita Kar – “Knickers, Fishnets and Punk Rock – An Intimate Enthography of Toronto’s Cancan Revival”
  • Katherine Paige Calvin – “I built this because I can: Wangechi Mutu and Performing Intersectionality”

Sampling as Productive, Rm 7401

  • Brett Potter – “‘Appropriation’ to a ‘Culture of Use’: Re-thinking Creativity and Narrative through Bourriaud’s Postproduction”
  • Gillian Pistell – “Ray Johnson’s Collaged Histories.”
  • Ben Harrison – “The Epistemological Orientation of Hip-Hop in the mid-1980’s”

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Media Art, Rm 7320

  • Robert Luzar – “Subtractions of Vital Presence”
  • Spencer Stuart – “Guilt by Association?: Changing Conceptions of Digital Technologies and Their Relations to Speculative Realism in the ‘Post-Crtical’ Age”
  • Matthew Jarvis Wall – “Technologies of Play: The Ludification of Culture”

Spatial Activism, Rm 7315

  • Aria Spinelli – “The Occupy Effect of Art: Redefining the Notion of the Political in Art Practice”
  • Natalia Dmushowska – “The Art of Jaywalking: A Contemporary Approach to Interaction, Ownership and Creation in Public Space”
  • Laura Mahlstein – “Recombinant Dispositif: Assemblage and the Mise-en-Scene of Complex Exhibition Projects since the 1990s”

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch, Rm 7315

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Rm 7320

The Restless Museum: Curating at the Boundaries of Discipline, Nicholas R. Bell, Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Subaltern Sampling, Rm 7320

  • Jerina Hajno – “Carbon into Diamond: Subaltern Aesthetics and Enfolded Relations in Otolith II and Letters from Sibera”
  • Matt Ossias – “Syndromes and a Century: Deleuze and Jameson in the Post-Contempoary Art Cinematheque”
  • Carmen Victor – “Die Antwoord: (De)facing Identities”

Identity, Rm 7301

  • Cindy Kim – “Asian Fetish, White Fetish”
  • Ella Cooper – “Body Land Identity: Reclaiming the Black Female Nude through Multiracial Feminist Art Inquiry and a National Participatory Arts Based Exploration of Black Female Identity in the Canadian Landscape”
  • Robert Dayton – “The Canadian Romantic: Sex Magick Canada”

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM Break

3:35 PM - 4:45 PM, Rm 7320

Between Making and Market

  • Alison Snowball – “Immaterealities of Dematerialization in Contemporary Art and Finance”
  • JP King – “Assembling Everyday Knowledge: Relational Publishing in Erick Beltran’s The World Explained: A Microhistorical Encyclopedia”
  • Martin Budny – “Desired States of Being”

4:45 PM -  6:00 PM, Rm 7320

Afternoon Roundtable: Recombinant Practices. Aleesa Cohene - Derek Liddington - Philip Monk - Christina Ott



RECOMBINANT CREATIVITY: TEMPORAL INTERSECTIONS, (DE)HISTORICIZING STRATEGIES, AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL PRODUCTS

Douglas Coupland. Photo by Mark Peckmezian for MONTECRISTO Magazine
DateThursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:00am

Website

https://recombinantcreativity.wordpress.com/

Location

OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street & 205 Richmond Street West

OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
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OCAD University orientation and welcome
RECOMBINANT CREATIVITY: TEMPORAL INTERSECTIONS, (DE)HISTORICIZING STRATEGIES, AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL PRODUCTS
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:00am

RECOMBINANT CREATIVITY: TEMPORAL INTERSECTIONS, (DE)HISTORICIZING STRATEGIES, AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL PRODUCTS

In Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Fredric Jameson spoke of a “dialectical intensification of the autoreferentiality of all modern culture, which tends to turn upon itself and designate its own cultural production as its content." Building upon Jameson’s insight into the character of contemporary cultural production, this conference asks broadly about the role of appropriation and interdisciplinarity. Has the traditionally discipline-based structure of scholarship been challenged or changed by recombinant forms and processes of critical engagement?

The Annual Graduate Conference at OCAD University will present graduate papers that acknowledge the place and implication of Jameson’s ideas of autoreferentiality or the practices of assemblage, bricolage, collage, remixing, sampling, borrowing, mashups, hybridity, and the role of technology as strategies for creativity.  These papers will be presented by graduate or recently graduated students from around the world.

https://recombinantcreativity.wordpress.com

Thursday, March 6

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Rm 190, 100 McCaul Street

Keynote speaker

"Anything is Everything"

Douglas Coupland

Friday, March 7

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, Rm 7320

Morning Roundtable: LANDSLIDE: Issues in Curation and Practice. Janine Marchessault - Sean Martindale - Lisa Myers

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM, Rm 7318

Coffee Break

10:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Performance Art, Rm 7320

  • Lowell Gasoi – “Impiety and Live Dissent in a Mediated World”
  • Paromita Kar – “Knickers, Fishnets and Punk Rock – An Intimate Enthography of Toronto’s Cancan Revival”
  • Katherine Paige Calvin – “I built this because I can: Wangechi Mutu and Performing Intersectionality”

Sampling as Productive, Rm 7401

  • Brett Potter – “‘Appropriation’ to a ‘Culture of Use’: Re-thinking Creativity and Narrative through Bourriaud’s Postproduction”
  • Gillian Pistell – “Ray Johnson’s Collaged Histories.”
  • Ben Harrison – “The Epistemological Orientation of Hip-Hop in the mid-1980’s”

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Media Art, Rm 7320

  • Robert Luzar – “Subtractions of Vital Presence”
  • Spencer Stuart – “Guilt by Association?: Changing Conceptions of Digital Technologies and Their Relations to Speculative Realism in the ‘Post-Crtical’ Age”
  • Matthew Jarvis Wall – “Technologies of Play: The Ludification of Culture”

Spatial Activism, Rm 7315

  • Aria Spinelli – “The Occupy Effect of Art: Redefining the Notion of the Political in Art Practice”
  • Natalia Dmushowska – “The Art of Jaywalking: A Contemporary Approach to Interaction, Ownership and Creation in Public Space”
  • Laura Mahlstein – “Recombinant Dispositif: Assemblage and the Mise-en-Scene of Complex Exhibition Projects since the 1990s”

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch, Rm 7315

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Rm 7320

The Restless Museum: Curating at the Boundaries of Discipline, Nicholas R. Bell, Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Subaltern Sampling, Rm 7320

  • Jerina Hajno – “Carbon into Diamond: Subaltern Aesthetics and Enfolded Relations in Otolith II and Letters from Sibera”
  • Matt Ossias – “Syndromes and a Century: Deleuze and Jameson in the Post-Contempoary Art Cinematheque”
  • Carmen Victor – “Die Antwoord: (De)facing Identities”

Identity, Rm 7301

  • Cindy Kim – “Asian Fetish, White Fetish”
  • Ella Cooper – “Body Land Identity: Reclaiming the Black Female Nude through Multiracial Feminist Art Inquiry and a National Participatory Arts Based Exploration of Black Female Identity in the Canadian Landscape”
  • Robert Dayton – “The Canadian Romantic: Sex Magick Canada”

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM Break

3:35 PM - 4:45 PM, Rm 7320

Between Making and Market

  • Alison Snowball – “Immaterealities of Dematerialization in Contemporary Art and Finance”
  • JP King – “Assembling Everyday Knowledge: Relational Publishing in Erick Beltran’s The World Explained: A Microhistorical Encyclopedia”
  • Martin Budny – “Desired States of Being”

4:45 PM -  6:00 PM, Rm 7320

Afternoon Roundtable: Recombinant Practices. Aleesa Cohene - Derek Liddington - Philip Monk - Christina Ott

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street & 205 Richmond Street West
Website: 
https://recombinantcreativity.wordpress.com/
RECOMBINANT CREATIVITY: TEMPORAL INTERSECTIONS, (DE)HISTORICIZING STRATEGIES, AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL PRODUCTS
Douglas Coupland. Photo by Mark Peckmezian for MONTECRISTO Magazine
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