Art Intersections Meetup with Cara Mumford and Sophie Park, moderated by Karl Schroeder

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Art Intersections Meetup with Cara Mumford and Sophie Park, moderated by Karl Schroeder

Game and narrative designer Sophia Park deconstructs the relationships formed between humans and increasingly-sentient technologies, while filmmaker Cara Mumford re-orients human relationships to the land in exploring the future of Indigenous sovereignty. Moderated by Karl Schroeder, a science-fiction writer and professional futurist, this conversation will bring to light how representations of the future work to alter the present.

The Art Intersection Meetup is a place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world, and is organized by OCADU’s Mobile Experience Lab in collaboration with Akimbo, Gamma Space and Charles Street Video

Art Intersections is a meeting event for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world. Digital culture, social media and networks encourage new ways of storytelling, image making, idea sharing and collaboration. This event celebrates artists and innovators who are embracing change leading the next wave of creativity.

Art Intersections: Imag(in)ed Futures
with Cara Mumford and Sophia Park
moderated by Karl Schroeder

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Free

Location:
Gamma Space Collaborative Studio
862 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1C9
(Entrance is at the end of the passageway along the west side of building. Wheelchair accessible.)

Living in ever-precarious times, what are we to make of the future? Artists and technologists have long been the architects of the future, transporting audiences to worlds on the horizon. While imagined futures suggest the virtuousness of newness and connectivity, they also call upon the spectre of the past, warning us of dangers ahead should we not work to transform our present.

In the tradition of past Art Intersections Meetups, we have invited two interdisciplinary artists who are imagining and imaging futures. 

About Sophia Park:

Sophia Park is a narrative and game designer in Toronto and the founder of Aether Interactive, a game development collective focused on creating interactive works about deconstruction and compassion; exploring the relationships we’re already forming with technology; and challenging the myths of nostalgia. Her second release, Forgotten, was described by Wired Magazine as the “first must-play game of the year” in January 2017. Her latest work with Aether Interactive, LOCALHOST, released in September 2017, is about what happens when your entry-level job is to refurbish hard drives, and convince artificial intelligences to let you delete them so you can repurpose the hard drives they live on. LOCALHOST and her future projects are concerned with the biological imperatives hidden within the artificial, about the intersections between increasingly technological work and increasingly conversational, sentient assistants, and our new relationship with the synthetic.

Website: www.sophiapark.ca

About Cara Mumford:

Cara Mumford (Métis / Chippewa Cree) is a filmmaker, writer, and collaborative artist from Alberta, living in Peterborough, Ontario since 2010. Since becoming a filmmaker in 2006, Cara’s short films have screened regularly at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, and toured throughout Australia and internationally with the World of Women Film Festival. She has received industry training through Telefilm Canada (2010/11), Bell Media’s Diverse Screenwriters Program (2012), the imagineNATIVE Film Festival’s Story Lab (2014) & Producer Mini-Lab with Heather Rae (2015), and the National Film Board’s Digital Studio (2016/17). Cara’s films tend to focus on the connections between her identity as an Indigenous woman and living in balance with the land, often incorporating elements such as dance, dreams, and futurisms in her storytelling. She believes that the connection we have with the land today determines the future we have tomorrow.

Websites: www.caramumford.com

About Karl Schroeder:

Karl Schroeder is an award winning Canadian science fiction author and futurist. He is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, and has ten published novels translated into as many languages. He writes, gives talks, and conducts workshops on numerous topics related to the future.

Websites: www.kschroeder.com

Presented by OCAD U in collaboration with Akimbo, Gamma Space, and Charles Street Video. Supported by the Beau’s Brewing Company.

Venue & Address: 
Gamma Space Collaborative Studio 862 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON (Entrance is at the end of the passageway along the west side of building. Wheelchair accessible.)
Website: 
www.sophiapark.ca
www.caramumford.com
www.kschroeder.com
Cost: 
Free

Art Intersection Meetup: Jeremy Bailey and Midi Onodera

Jeremy Bailey and Midi Onodera are two artists who are engaged with online networks as an intrinsic component of their work. They will present their work as part of the Mobile Experience Lab's  Art Intersection Meetup, a place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world. Digital culture, social media and networks encourage new ways of storytelling, image making, idea sharing and collaboration. This Meetup celebrates artists and innovators who are embracing change leading the next wave of creativity.

About Jeremy Bailey:

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Throughout his career, the Toronto born artist Jeremy Bailey has explored software in a performative context. As Rhizome author Morgan Quaintance has written "Since the early noughties Bailey has ploughed a compelling, and often hilarious, road through the various developments of digital communications technologies. Ostensibly a satire on, and parody of, the practices and language of "new media," the jocose surface of Bailey’s work hides an incisive exploration of the critical intersection between video, computing, performance, and the body."

Specifically, Bailey’s works consist of all manner of performances that exist as videos, software, websites, inventions, institutions and ephemera all created and presented by his alter ego, Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey.

Bailey studied at the University of Toronto from 1998 to 2002 and completed his Masters in Fine Art from Syracuse University in 2006. He has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre in Alberta Canada, FACT in Liverpool UK, and Quartier 21 in Vienna Austria and has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally.

For more information about his work visit jeremybailey.net and parinadimigallery.com/jeremy-bailey

About Midi Onodera:
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Midi Onodera is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker who has been directing, producing and writing films for over twenty years. She has over twenty-five independent short films to her credit as well as a theatrical feature film and several video shorts. Her recent works feature a collage of formats and mediums ranging from 16mm film to Hi8 video to digital video and “low end” digital toy formats such as a modified Nintendo Game Boy Camera, the Intel Mattel computer microscope, the Tyco and Trendmasters video cameras.

Onodera's films have been critically recognized and included in numerous exhibitions and screenings internationally. Some highlights include the Andy Warhol Museum, the International Festival of Documentary and Short Films, Bilbao, Spain; the Rotterdam International Film Festival; the Berlin International Film Festival; the National Gallery of Canada and a number of screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival.

For more information about her work visit midionodera.com

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Feminist Art Conference of Toronto

FAC Conference Poster 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 5:00am

FAC is a volunteer-based organization that brings together artists, academics, and activists to consider feminist issues through art. 

Our upcoming conference is taking place on January 21st, 2017, with an accompanying exhibition running from January 10th to January 21st.  .

Special FREE CODE for any OCADU students wishing to attend: OCADUSTUDENT

FEMINIST ART CONFERENCE OF TORONTO

An international and intersectional celebration of multidisciplinary arts

Feminist Art Conference (FAC) is a Toronto-based organization that brings together artists, academics, and activists to consider feminist issues through art and dialogue. Join us at OCADU on January 21st, 2017 for an incredible line-up of artists, speakers, and panels. The conference registration is on a sliding scale, with PWYC options available by emailing FACpwyc@gmail.com.

Learn more at www.factoronto.org including FAC satellite events, which are free to attend!

 

Artist Panels:

Toys, Tools, and Tricks of the Trade: Redefining the Domestic Sphere

Bare Bodies: Metaphor, Expression and Self-Realization

Resilient Bodies: Class, Work and Worth

Shared Secrets and Systemic Violence Exposed

Stories of Power: Observations of Becoming

Cultural Hybrids: Decolonizing and Reconstructing Identities

Community Panels:

Liisbeth: Gender, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Black Futures Now: Organize This! The Ethics, Politics and Joys of Organizing a Black Feminist Conference
Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario
Feminist Art Gallery/York University: Queering Feminist Art

Closing Keynote Performance: Sadie Buck interviewed by Erika Iserhoff Kwe Performance Series presented by Native Women in the Arts. 

Other FAC Events (No Registration Required - Open to the public and Free or PWYC)

January 8th - Exhibition at OCADU, Runs Until January 22nd
January 15th - Sketch Exhibition Satellite Show at York University (Crossroads Gallery), Runs until February 6th FREE 
January 16th - IRIS Satellite Show at University of Toronto - OISE, Opening January 16th 5:30 - 7:30 with Panel Discussion - FREE
January 17th - Activate TO Panel: Art(s) & Crafts & Feminism 7:00 pm, location TBA - FREE
January 18th THE MAGIC HOUR - Theatre Performance by Jess Dobkin at the Theatre Centre at 8:00 pm (Note an ASL performance will take place on January 13th ) 
January 19th - Reception for Exhibition at OCADU, 7:00 - 10:00 pm with performances TBA - PWYC 
January 20th - Screening of The Apology at OCADU Room 190 at 7:00 pm (pay what you can at the door)

 

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University
Website: 
http://factoronto.org/