IAMD Alumnus featured in Spacing Toronto

street planter box with grass spilling out a crack in its side
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sean Martindale, an alumnus from the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program, was recently interviewed for Spacing Toronto.

In this interview Martindale discusses his public art and community-based practice which has included site-specific installations, street murals, and interventions into public spaces throughout Toronto (and beyond).

On the role of public art Martindale responds "I think art can play many different roles in the city. Public art can raise awareness and create dialogue and hopefully also create action around political issues. Much of our culture today is divided and people stay in their own echo chambers, they only hear the same opinions fed back to them and only seek out the same. For me, the role of public art is in starting a conversation where the issue is situated."

Read the full interview online: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2017/03/27/artful-city-interview-sean-martindale/

More information on the IAMD program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm


Performing Human Through Animal - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by David Salazar

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:00am to Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception: Friday, March 24, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
YYZ Artists' Outlet, 140-401 Richmond Street W
exhibition poster - image of sculpture of rabbit

IAMD Faculty Exhibition - Luke Painter: Modern Wand

painting of abstracted flowers
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 7:00 pm

Luke Painter’s art practice explores the relationships between historical and contemporary design and art movements by creating formal, narrative and tangential connections between them.  In this current exhibition titled, Modern Wand, Painter has created a number of sculptures that are amalgams and translations of historical design objects and furniture.

More information on the exhibition: http://ideaexchange.org/art/exhibition/modern-wand

More information on the IAMD program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

Venue & Address: 
Preston Gallery, 435 King Street East, Cambridge, Ontario
Kay Nadalin, Publicity and Promotions Assistant, knadalin@ideaexchange.org

Mas'queer'raid - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Thomas Haskell

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue & Address: 
Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street
exhibition poster - sculptural portrait of royal figure

Poetics of Trash - IAMD thesis exhibition by Sandra Van Ruymbeke

image of a piece of garbage on black background - exhibition poster
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Poetics of Trash explores trash and spatial ruin sites by employing media of sculpture, video, photography and assemblage. Based on the premise that trash, in western culture is constructed to be marginalized if not also to be completely invisible, the installation emphasizes visualization and the creation of an immersive experience. One of the pieces, entitled Poetic Under World of Trash (2016), shot at a scrap metal site consists of a slow-motion video of a large pile of discarded industrial waste. The meditative pace of the images give the affect of being underwater or in an otherworldly dimension. Other artworks include a monumental pile of trash brought into the Graduate Gallery and back-lit photographs of hyper-detailed images of trash.  The installation upends preconceived notions of trash revealing the performative qualities of the material, opening new ways to reconceptualise and ruminate on back-end production and the potentiality of garbage.  

Opening Reception: Thursday March 30 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Exhibition open hours:
Tuesday, March 28, 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 29, 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 30, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday, March 31, 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 1, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street West

Phases of Dance - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Iveta Karpathyova

still drawings of couple dancing - exhibition poster
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Opening Reception: March 31,  6 - 9 pm

Phases of Dance:
Traditional animation rotoscoping design for dance technique in bachata.

noun \ˈfāz\
1 :  a part or step in a process : one part in a series of related events or actions
2 :  an aspect or part under consideration

Origin and Etymology of phase
New Latin phasis, from Greek, appearance of a star, phase of the moon, from phainein to show (to appear).

Screened inside the Black Box, Phases of Dance is a classical animation that opens up with an appearance of a star that transforms into a dancer. Hand-drawn over the course of two months, this three minute bachata dance animation is made up of 2070+ individual drawings. These thousands of frames will be lined up for viewing in the Open Space Gallery. 

The production explored traditional animation as a design tool for documenting embodied knowledge in my dance practice. In manually rendering body movement at 12 frames per second, I approached rotoscoping as systematic process that allowed me to analyze and communicate aspects of bodily expression and technique in bachata. In this process, I was experimenting with a variety of hand-drawn effects that placed emphasis on movement, expression, performance and musicality.

Phases of Dance was made with the technique of Rotoscoping that is perhaps most widely recognized from A-ha's music video Take On Me. It uses live-action film as a base for drawing, whereby the animator traces over the footage, one frame as a time. As such, the production began with a filmed bachata choreography performed by my dance partner Pavlo Farmakidis and I. The edited video was exported the rate of 12 frames per second – the length of time each drawing frame is visible when projected –  providing a base for 2,100 hand-drawn frames that I was illustrating consecutively on daily basis in two months. Some of the production process was captured on my website: http://www.ivetaka.com/animated-animator.


More on the Interdiciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

Venue & Address: 
Open Space Gallery, 49 McCaul Street

IAMD Alumni featured by BlogTO

several paintings by Yasemin Oncu displayed on a wall
Thursday, February 23, 2017

BlogTO lists IAMD alumni among the 30 most exciting artists in Toronto right now! Alumni from the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program Yasemin Oncu (MFA 2016) and Ryan Pechnick (MFA 2016) are among the 30 featured artists who are exhibiting their work at the annual contemporary art fair The Artist Project. Now in its 10th year, The Artist Project has work from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad and offers an opportunity for collectors and curators to buy work directly from artists, circumventing the regular commercial gallery system.

Read the full Blog TO article here: http://www.blogto.com/arts/2017/02/artist-project-toronto-2017/

More on the IAMD program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm


IAMD Student Featured on 'She Does the City'

photo of individual wearing a burka and watering a flowerbed
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Current Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design student Mariam Magsi's artwork was recently featured on the 'She Does the City' blog. In the interview, Magsi describes her interdisciplinary practice spanning photography, video, oral history, performance and installation. She goes into more depth about the artwork in her upcoming thesis exhibition at the OCAD U Graduate Gallery this April 2017 titled Purdah:

"Purdah is the overarching umbrella concept of the project under which I record the diversity in the readings, meanings and interpretations of veils associated with Islam, while studying their social, historical and gendered contexts, through a postcolonial, intersectional, feminist lens. Using travel-led, ethnographic research methods, I have ventured to Pakistan, Morocco, Dubai and Muslim-populated parts of Toronto to obtain narratives, photographs and videos of individuals that engage with veiling."

Read the full interview online here: http://www.shedoesthecity.com/purdah-mariam-magsi

More about the IAMD program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm


MELTDOWN - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Annette Mangaard

circular projected image of an iceburg
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Exhibition Open: Saturday, March 11, 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Monday, March 13, 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Tuesday, March 14, 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Wednesday, March 15 CLOSED); Thursday, March 16, 6:00pm -9:00pm; Friday, March 17, 12:00pm - 5:00pm; and Saturday March 18, 12:00pm - 5:00pm.  
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm.  



An Investigation of a Seascape in Two Forms

Annette Mangaard MFA Thesis Exhibition

The exhibition is culled from video I shot during a two-week residency at Two Rooms in Duntara, Newfoundland last July 2016. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to film an enormous iceberg grounded in the bay during this time.  The exhibition includes a short documentary and an immersive media installation. 

The four-minute documentary portrays fishermen working from a repurposed fishing boat, using the nets, hooks and picks usually associated with the harvesting of codfish, now collecting ice for the making of designer vodka. 

In an adjacent gallery, an immersive cinematic media installation displays enlarged microscopically filmed imagery of underwater tidal pools shifting and moving with the ocean currents. Another area of the gallery invites closer inspection of the iceberg seen in a variety of weather scenarios projected onto and refracted from a series of suspended acrylic discs.

Through the juxtaposition of the documentary and an expanded cinema, I invite spectators to reflect from different vantages on the impact of environmental changes on water, including its economic, community and personal consequences. 

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street West

Beep-Boopatronics - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Max Lupo

image of coloured mechanical cog
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00pm to Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

March 9 to 14, open daily from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Opening Reception: Saturday March 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The exhibition Beep-Boopatronics is a project which takes nearly obsolete objects and imbues them with new, but not always useful, functionality. In particular, this exhibition takes a chord organ which plays itself, and connects it to a Beep-Boop Machine in order to examine how things can speak to each other.

Venue & Address: 
The Open Space Gallery, 49 McCaul