LandMarks2017 Repères2017: The Book

White book cover with red zig-zag of textile on snow
Monday, July 9, 2018

LandMarks2017/Repères2017 was a Canada 150 Signature Project of large-scale, participation-oriented art and activities of national scope. OCAD U was a founding partner of the project and was among 16 universities that took part. To commemorate the project, Partners in Art (PIA) has collaborated with Magenta Publishing to create a limited-edition book for members, sponsors, and participating artists that may also be accessed online.

LandMarks2017/Repères2017: The Book includes work by faculty and students across Canada alongside the work of 12 artists and several essays. Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of OCAD U’s Faculty of Art, contributed an essay titled Pedagogies of the Land.

Funded by the Government of Canada in partnership with PIA, Landmarks 2017 invited Canadians to creatively explore and deepen their connection to the land through a series of contemporary art projects across the country in national parks and historic sites.

In the winter 2017 semester, Min Sook Lee and Laura Millard led a cross-disciplinary course that resulted in an exhibition for the project at Rouge Beach. Students engaged with diverse issues including concepts of nature, post-colonial issues of nationhood and narratives of identity, community and citizenship.

 

LandMarks 2017 Art + Places exhibition

Image of a sewing machine and clothing in the wilderness
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

LandMarks: Art + Places is a group exhibition created by OCAD University students at Rouge National Park. The exhibition is the result of a-cross disciplinary course bringing curator Tania Willard and artists Cheryl L'Hirondelle and Camille Turner in conversation with students to produce multidisciplinary site-specific works.

In the form of limited-term on-site interventions at Rouge National Park, the artists’ works considers the political, economic and cultural implications of the stories we tell about ourselves through our relationships to land. These works reflect the very concept of nationhood by reconstructing narratives of identity that embrace indigeneity, engage with realities of colonialism and reimagine contemporary Canada.

Participating artists: Abigail Permell, Cassandra Smyth, Debora Purcelli, Dimitra Roussakis, Kaiatanoron Bush, Lizz Khan, Natasha Hirt, Robin Love, Tia Cavanagh, Yawen Guo and Vishal Luthra.

In the course, through readings, conversations with the artists and curator, site visits and ongoing discussions, students and faculty sought to problematize ideas of nationhood, concepts of nature, and explore intimate and public relationships to land. This course frames a critical context that marks a multi-faceted dialogue about land and the occasion of 150 years of Canada, pointing to futures and to much longer histories than 150 years of confederation. Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean, OCAD University Faculty of Art, is the Lead Advisor, Curriculum and Curatorial Engagement, for the LandMarks2017/ Repères2017 project. 

Faculty: Min Sook Lee and Laura Millard

Opening reception: Friday June 23, 11 a.m., Rouge Beach, Rouge National Park

Free bus charter from OCAD University to Reception: Location, Bus leaves from OCAD University 100 McCaul St. at 10 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Rouge Beach, Rouge National Park Free bus departs from OCAD University, 100 McCaul St. at 10 a.m.
Cost: 
Free

Landmarks 2017 event with OCAD U alumnae Cheryl L’Hirondelle & Camille Turner

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:30am to Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Whose stories are we missing when we speak about land and freedom? It’s a profoundly important question for artists, Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Camille Turner, who share a keen interest in the mapping of public memory — our countless stories untold and songs unsung.

Their Freedom Tours project for LandMarks 2017/Repères 2017 focuses on Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park and Rouge National Urban Park. As the oldest park east of the Rockies, the Thousand Islands is rich in diverse, place-based narratives. The artists will host boat tours of the area that reimagine some of these histories in song. The Park comprises Akwesasne Mohawk lands and, given the proximity of the waters to America, borderlands — so the storytelling potential is vast.

This dynamic artist pairing is inspired by concerns about freedom that drive both L’Hirondelle’s work with incarcerated women and song, and Turner’s enquiry into underrepresented histories of the black experience in Canada.

On June 17 and June 18, hop on a free charter bus from OCAD University to the launch location of the Freedom Tours boat tour near Kingston, Ontario.

Book your spot to on the bus and from the event here, then click here to get your free tickets for the boat tour. The charter bus departs at 11:30 a.m. sharp,and  the cruise runs from 3 p.m. to 5. pm. 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Free bus departs from OCAD U, 100 McCaul St. to Ivy Lea Cruise, 95 Ivy Lea Road, Thousand Islands
Website: 
https://landmarks2017.ca/
Cost: 
Free

Information session for students interested in registering for: LandMarks 2017

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This course frames a critical context that marks a multifaceted dialogue about land and the occasion of 150 years of Canada, pointing to futures and to much longer histories.  Students will engage in conversation with curator Tania Willard and artists, Camille Turner and Cheryl L’Hirondelle, resulting in the installation of public artworks in Parks Canada sites and in an online platform.

Winter 2017 Course 

CROS S4001.  Credit Value: 1.0

Instructors: Min Sook Lee & Laura Millard

 

 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 650
info session poster with text superimpossed on a photo of people at night with beams of lighted smoke

New Course: Landmarks: Art + Places (April 26)

New Course
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Be part of a groundbreaking public art project that will reimagine Canada in 2017

New Course from the Faculty of Art
Open to Majors and Thesis Students entering fourth-year of study in 2016-17

CROS-S4001 Landmarks: Art + Places brings together educational institutions, curators, artists and students from across the country to engage in a multi-faceted dialogue about Canada resulting in the installation of public artworks in Parks Canada sites and in an online platform. Responding to the themes of five national curators, students will engage with diverse issues such as: concepts of nature, post-colonial issues of nationhood, narratives of identity, community and citizenship, ontologies of landscape and public parks as socio-cultural spaces of collective memory and expressions of power. Drawing upon Indigenous epistemologies that consider, respect and map land acknowledgements, various methodologies will be employed. You can take this course in lieu of your thesis or as an elective. 

When: Starting Winter 2017
Credit Value: 1.0 credit
Instructors: Laura Millard and Min Sook Lee
Registration: By application (for more information email lmillard@faculty.ocadu.ca / minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca or attend one of the information sessions below)

Prerequisites one of: CRCP 4002, HUMN 3017, VISA 3023, VISA 4009, VISA 4022, VISM 4010, CRCP 3002, CROS 4006, DIGF 3001, ENVR 3003 or CROS 3001 and 14.0 credits, including all first-year and second-year requirements and/or permission from the instructor.

Information Sessions:
Thursday, April 14, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Tuesday, April 19, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Tuesday, April 26, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)

Venue & Address: 
230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Email: 
lmillard@faculty.ocadu.ca; minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca

New Course: Landmarks: Art + Places (April 19)

New Course
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Be part of a groundbreaking public art project that will reimagine Canada in 2017

New Course from the Faculty of Art
Open to Majors and Thesis Students entering fourth-year of study in 2016-17

CROS-S4001 Landmarks: Art + Places brings together educational institutions, curators, artists and students from across the country to engage in a multi-faceted dialogue about Canada resulting in the installation of public artworks in Parks Canada sites and in an online platform. Responding to the themes of five national curators, students will engage with diverse issues such as: concepts of nature, post-colonial issues of nationhood, narratives of identity, community and citizenship, ontologies of landscape and public parks as socio-cultural spaces of collective memory and expressions of power. Drawing upon Indigenous epistemologies that consider, respect and map land acknowledgements, various methodologies will be employed. You can take this course in lieu of your thesis or as an elective. 

When: Starting Winter 2017
Credit Value: 1.0 credit
Instructors: Laura Millard and Min Sook Lee
Registration: By application (for more information email lmillard@faculty.ocadu.ca / minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca or attend one of the information sessions below)

Prerequisites one of: CRCP 4002, HUMN 3017, VISA 3023, VISA 4009, VISA 4022, VISM 4010, CRCP 3002, CROS 4006, DIGF 3001, ENVR 3003 or CROS 3001 and 14.0 credits, including all first-year and second-year requirements and/or permission from the instructor.

Information Sessions:
Thursday, April 14, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Tuesday, April 19, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Tuesday, April 26, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)

Venue & Address: 
230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Email: 
lmillard@faculty.ocadu.ca; minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca