IAMD Faculty Highlight: Philippe Blanchard

Dream House, Expanded animation installation: Metal frame, machine-knit textiles, strobe lights – loop (20:00), 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 2:30pm

Philippe Blanchard, Graduate Faculty in the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program and Chair of Media and Installation in the Faculty of Art, has work in The Frame is the Keyframe: Frame Anomalies, an exhibition that runs until December 16 at the Toronto Animated Image Society. This exhibition includes "new experimental and installative works exploring frame anomalies as a new frontier within animated art making."

Blachard's work on display is Dream House, an expanded animation installation. "Inspired by the informal architecture of Mexico City market stalls, Dream House consists of machine-knit and tufted hand dyed cotton yarn, stretched on metal structures. Blanchard reiterates his use of computer-controlled light and pigment to generate the illusion of movement in expanded animation installations. Playing with the chromatic building blocks of computer graphics—red, green and blue—this piece uses MIDI data to establish the “in-betweens” interpolating between these primary colour “keyframes”, the cycle generating a sense of motion in depth as layers of coloured yarn are hidden and revealed in turn." More information about the exhibition can be found on the TAIS website: http://tais.ca/anomalies-philippe

To hear more about Blanchard's work, and his experience as a former student in the IAMD program (MFA 2010), check out this video online: https://vimeo.com/157302635


For more informatio on the IAMD Program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

Geoffrey Shea and Johanna Householder, Faculty of Art, participating in New Toronto Works 2016

NTW letters/logo on black background
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:30pm to Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:00am

A favourite Pleasure Dome ritual now in its 23rd year, the 2016 edition of New Toronto Works is upon us. A submission-based program curated from local works, this year’s edition features artists exploring a variety of formal methods, challenging the different ways we communicate across time-based media, and investigating different spatial and media-based practices. NTW 2016 is a collection of 14 media artworks that stretch between screen and space to reveal how we live as humans and navigate our path forward.

From interrogating the land we stand on and the pixels that stand in our place, to challenging conventions of “civilization” and what it means in a borderless space, to exploring how we constrain our emot...ions to recover space for ourselves, NTW 2016 showcases the ever-changing ways artists in Toronto consider and respond to the world around us – at home and abroad. Featuring two installations and a program of moving image work, join Pleasure Dome at the Gladstone Hotel and celebrate some amazing media artists from one of the most vibrant cities around.
Daniel McIntyre and Katrina Orlowski, curators of NTW 2016.

Substratae (4:30) Margie Kelk
In the Net (5:00), Rachel Crummey
A Drownful Brilliance of Wings (8:00), Sofia Bohdanowicz and Gillian Sze
Pitching Tents in Terra Nullius (5:00), Matt Macintosh & Keesic Douglas
Temple Drone 3, (5:00), David Jones
The Dead Never Go Back To Europe (5:00), Maximilian Suillerot
Mutter (7:30), Mikel Guillen
3 Minutes of Attention (3:45), Geoffrey Shea & Tony Massett
We did everything that adults would do. What went wrong? (9:00), Frances Leeming and Johanna Householder
Antenna (5:25), Vlad Lunin
Stretto (6:45), Serena Le
Field (2:00), Dan Browne
Lalbagh, Meera Margaret Singh
Ritual of the Moon, Kara Stone

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J6

Guangzhou Triennial: Farewell to Post Colonialism

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 5:00am

Faculty of Art Instructor Lyn Carter
presents a new site specific installation for the Third Guangzhou Triennial in China.

The exhibition serves as a focus for a series of connected conferences around the theme ‘Farewell to Post Colonialism’ at the Tate Modern (London), the Hong Kong Arts Centre (Hong Kong) and Peking University (Beijing).

Sarat Maharaj
, internationally renowned art and culture theorist, curator and author, Professor of Visual Art and Knowledge Systems at Lund University, Sweden, and Co-curator of Documenta 11, Kassel, 2002.

Chang Tsong-Zung, curator, co-founder of the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, co-founder of the Hong Kong chapter of AICA, guest Professor of Visual Culture Institute, China Art Academy.

Gao Shiming, art historian, author and theorist, Deputy Director of the Advanced School of Art and Humanities, China Academy of Art.

Venue & Address: 
Guangzhou Museum of Art Guangzhou Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China


Sunday, June 8, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 5:00am

Edward Day Gallery is pleased to present a suite of new collograph prints on Kutorani #4 paper by Doug Guildford. The Off-shore Evidence series provides direct impressions of the artist’s crocheted colonies. Guildford states that his crocheted sculptural work "spills from an intuitive, obsessive place, and accommodates my need to task on an ongoing basis and is a means to contemplate, as I justify and record my life".
Guildford is an award-winning printmaker/installation artist who has exhibited his work extensively throughout North America and Europe including The Japan Foundation, Toronto, The Textile Museum, Toronto and the Toyota Gallery, Paris, France.

Venue & Address: 
Edward Day Gallery 952 Queen St. W., Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario
eddaygal.toronto@sympatico.ca Mary Sue Rankin or Kelly McCray

Colloque international - Faire Œuvre : transparence et opacité

Monday, May 19, 2008 - 4:00am to Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 4:00am

OCAD Faculty member Claire Brunet will present her talk "The context of sculpture generated by digital technology"

The application of a digital language in art will contribute to the development of a broader creative approach and will allow artists to experience a fusion, a spontaneous relationship with their medium of creation, expanding traditional hands-on approach to form, through an innovative use of 3D computer technologies and other relevant digital modeling system technologies.

My sculpture/installation art projects will question and layout the context of sculpture generated by digital technology. My sculpture/installation projects will develop around contemporary environmental issues and will aim to create an interaction with the viewer.

How can nature and science—the message and the medium—demonstrate unlimited creative possibilities?

Venue & Address: 
Université Laval Université Laval, Quebec, Quebec

Call for Submissions: LuminaTO at OCAD

Monday, April 14, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, April 18, 2008 - 4:00am

This year's LuminaTO festival (June 7, 2008) will focus on Queen West's artistic contribution from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s... with a special focus on OCA (now OCAD), music, and performance arts. One of my tasks is to help organize the display of artifacts from the day: posters, photos, album covers, newspaper items, weird objects ... all the things that might contextualize the time.

We have the use of the "Great Hall" at OCAD for the day of June 7 for this exhibition of what production creator Martin calls "memorabilia". I am asking for contributions to this exhibition... anything that might evoke the period that you would be willing to share for a day.

If you are interested in submitting an artifact, please obtain a form for acknowledgment and return information from Kym Pruesse, Professor, Liberal Studies, OCAD at kpruesse@faculty.ocad.ca, and drop off your submission in an envelope clearly marked with the lenders’ name and contact information to the LuminaTO box in the Faculty of Liberal Studies office, Room 315, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto. The office is open Monday Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. All artifacts will be returned!

Also, any volunteer help in managing the installation and take down would be welcome. Alumni and student involvement would be very helpful.

More info:
Kym Pruesse, Professor, Liberal Studies OCAD, kpruesse@faculty.ocad.ca
Henry Martinuk, Continent Productions, continentproductions@yahoo.ca

Deadline: Friday April 18, 2008


INTM 4B10 Library Exhibition

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 10:00pm to Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 4:00am

Students from Paulette Phillips INTM 4B10 thesis class explore the Dorothy H. Hoover Library in a class exhibition running from March 13-20. Visitors are offered "a jaunty ride through OCAD's collection of material for common use, covering a wide range of topics from nutrition, religion, and books on tape to lost cultural forms to material degradation to knowledge-as-singular-multiple, with every step in between."

Venue & Address: 
Dorothy H. Hoover Library rm 1215, 113 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Lyla Rye: Closed for Renovations

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 5:00am to Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 5:00am

Fly Gallery presents new work by Lyla Rye. Lyla Rye is an installation artist based in Toronto who studied architecture at the University of Waterloo, then received her B.F.A. from York University and her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her practice uses video and sculptural devices in space to explore the nature of perception. Her work has been exhibited across Canada including at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Textile Museum of Canada, The Dunlop Gallery, The Mendel Gallery and The Power Plant. Internationally she has had exhibitions in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Berlin and Adelaide, Australia. Since the beginning of her career, she has been involved in exhibitions in non-gallery sites and with a number of collectives, including Nether Mind, hic and Persona Volare.

Venue & Address: 
Fly Gallery 1172 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario
Lyla Rye

Interchange: Hungry Purse

hungry purse poster
Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 6:00pm

Come join Allyson Mitchell and Johanna Householder for a lively discussion of feminist installation art; moderated by Helena Reckitt, Senior Curator of Programmes at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
Tickets may be purchased at the TMC's front desk.
Please arrive early, seating is limited.

Venue & Address: 
Textile Museum of Canada 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Students Pay-What-You-Can, Members $12, Non-members $15

Artificial Synesthesia

AS invite
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, January 18, 2008 - 5:00am

Synesthesia is the experience of one sense evoking another. Here it refers to the unification of aural and visual senses. The presented works are the reflection of the individual's unique explorations in the objectification of sounds and music into two dimensional surface.

Artificial Synesthesia features the work of Saba Bushnaq, Trang Dang, Margaret Nieradka and Sara Shadkami.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
cswiderski@ocad.ca, ldsmith@ocad.ca