Tree temporality: multi-species research on time, territory and public art practice


Tree Temporality is a speculative project exploring more-than-human considerations of public art in our natural and urban environments, practicing methodologies that unlearn colonial, academic and scientific approaches to research. 

 
DateSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Location

OCAD U's Great Hall (100 McCaul St., Second Floor)

Tree Temporality: multi-species research on time, territory and public art practice

Presented by Onsite Gallery

Curated by Ala Roushan and Maiko Tanaka
In collaboration with Patricio Davila, Ali Qadeer and Shaheer Tarar

Featuring performances and talks by Tsēma Igharas, Natasha Myers with Ayelen Liberona and Zoe Todd; with contributions from Natalie Jeremijenko and FRAUD (Fran Gallardo & Audrey Samson)

 

Public event:

Saturday, November 25, 2017
1 to 5 p.m.

OCAD University’s Great Hall
100 McCaul St., Second Floor

 

Tree Temporality is a speculative project exploring more-than-human considerations of public art in our natural and urban environments, practicing methodologies that unlearn colonial, academic and scientific approaches to research. Through the tree and other intelligent entities, we hope to acknowledge existing sentient relations and agencies, from soil and skin, to technology and synthetic-life, to animals and organisms, to law and territory. 

The project has been initiated through a series of internal gatherings led by a group of artists that presented their perspective on this topic and its critical role in their practice, addressing the research questions: If we reflect on the tree’s relation to time and territory, might it perform as precedent in how we regard resilience, permanence, ephemerality, legality and land within public art practice? How does thinking through time of a tree address other temporalities that may exist?

The content and connections that emerged from these sessions have shaped the performative public event through which recommendations for a more-than-human public art practice will unfold.

Collectively we will continue to reflect on the boundaries between the artificial and the organic implied by shifts in technology, impacting connectivity, perception and more-than-human interactions.

 

Join us for our public event on Saturday, November 25th from 1 to 5 p.m, to experience and participate in the following happenings:

  • Generative projection, animating multi-species characters through live-sensors
  • Live publishing of recommendations, producing responsive prints 
  • Performative artist contributions by Tsēma Igharas, Natasha Myers and Zoe Todd (between 1 and 4 p.m.)
  • Panel discussion with the artists and curators (4 p.m.)

 

Audiences are welcome to come and go as they please during the public event.

 

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council for their support through the Culturally Diverse Curatorial Project program.

 

Image credit: Patricio Davila



Tree temporality
DateSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website Location

OCAD U's Great Hall (100 McCaul St., Second Floor)

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Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Tree Temporality: multi-species research on time, territory and public art practice

Presented by Onsite Gallery

Curated by Ala Roushan and Maiko Tanaka
In collaboration with Patricio Davila, Ali Qadeer and Shaheer Tarar

Featuring performances and talks by Tsēma Igharas, Natasha Myers with Ayelen Liberona and Zoe Todd; with contributions from Natalie Jeremijenko and FRAUD (Fran Gallardo & Audrey Samson)

 

Public event:

Saturday, November 25, 2017
1 to 5 p.m.

OCAD University’s Great Hall
100 McCaul St., Second Floor

 

Tree Temporality is a speculative project exploring more-than-human considerations of public art in our natural and urban environments, practicing methodologies that unlearn colonial, academic and scientific approaches to research. Through the tree and other intelligent entities, we hope to acknowledge existing sentient relations and agencies, from soil and skin, to technology and synthetic-life, to animals and organisms, to law and territory. 

The project has been initiated through a series of internal gatherings led by a group of artists that presented their perspective on this topic and its critical role in their practice, addressing the research questions: If we reflect on the tree’s relation to time and territory, might it perform as precedent in how we regard resilience, permanence, ephemerality, legality and land within public art practice? How does thinking through time of a tree address other temporalities that may exist?

The content and connections that emerged from these sessions have shaped the performative public event through which recommendations for a more-than-human public art practice will unfold.

Collectively we will continue to reflect on the boundaries between the artificial and the organic implied by shifts in technology, impacting connectivity, perception and more-than-human interactions.

 

Join us for our public event on Saturday, November 25th from 1 to 5 p.m, to experience and participate in the following happenings:

  • Generative projection, animating multi-species characters through live-sensors
  • Live publishing of recommendations, producing responsive prints 
  • Performative artist contributions by Tsēma Igharas, Natasha Myers and Zoe Todd (between 1 and 4 p.m.)
  • Panel discussion with the artists and curators (4 p.m.)

 

Audiences are welcome to come and go as they please during the public event.

 

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council for their support through the Culturally Diverse Curatorial Project program.

 

Image credit: Patricio Davila

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U's Great Hall (100 McCaul St., Second Floor)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Tree temporality
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