Winner of The 2018 Brandscape Residency Career Launcher Announced

Sophia Oppel. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 3:30pm

Tough Guy Mountain and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Recipient of the Brandscape Residency 2018 Career Launcher: Sophia Oppel.

Sophia is awarded with a 6-month residency at the Brandscape located at 1136 Dupont St. Toronto to realize her digital art project. Sophia will also have access to all available facility at the Brandscape as well as a mentorship on video editing and post-production from Tough Guy Mountain. Additionally, Sophia will also receive a Production Membership at InterAccess.

The Brandscape is an artist studio, a new media lab and a rentable event/shooting space. It is a 2500 square foot hall equipped with a 12’x12’x10’ cyclowall. It was established in 2016 by the artist-run company Tough Guy Mountain.

Sophia Oppel is an arts practitioner based in Toronto. Oppel’s work addresses the position of insidious, hegemonic power embedded in networked existence and its manifestations in embodied experience. Oppel’s practice is based in digital media and interactive installations; employing algorithms, web applications, software and the viewer’s body as subject matter. Oppel has exhibited at Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container, 156 Studio Projects, Forest City Gallery, and XPACE Cultural Centre, and is an alumni of Roundtable Residency.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

 

Call for Submissions - Career Launcher: The Brandscape Residency 2018

Call for Submission Career Launcher the Brandscape Residency 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:30pm to Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:45am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION 

Tough Guy Mountain and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Brandscape Residency Career Launcher 2018 providing an OCADU graduate working with VR/AR or other digital media a 6-month residency at the Brandscape located at 1136 Dupont St. Toronto. 

The successful applicant will have access to all available facility at the Brandscape as well as a mentorship on video editing and post-production from Tough Guy Mountain. Additionally, the artist in residency will also receive a production stipend from the CEAD. 

The Brandscape is an artist studio, a new media lab and a rentable event/shooting space. It is a 2500 square foot hall equipped with a 12’x12’x10’ cyclowall. It was established in 2016 by the artist-run company Tough Guy Mountain. 

Tough Guy Mountain (TGM) is a Toronto based artist-run company focusing on the glories, trials, and absurdity of late capitalism. As an artist collective of over a dozen members, TGM creates “total works of art”, presentations of capitalist aesthetic and consumer culture. TGM creates narrative performances where the collective plays a fantastical corporation that treats Art as another client. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must have graduated from OCAD U in 2017 or 2018. 
  • Recommended programs: DPXA. DIGF. INTM, PHOT, DF, IAMD

 

DEADLINE 

Friday, September 14, 2018 

 

PARTNER 

The Brandscape 

www.brandscape.club 

1136 Dupont St. Toronto, ON, Canada 

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and a current CV. 
  • Biography and artist statement. 
  • Project proposal for the residency (200 words) with visual support (jpeg images or links to video). 
  • 200-word statement considering the possibilities and limitations of artist spaces, their operations, and the role of artists in Toronto. 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION 

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF with separate visual attachments to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca 

 

For more information, please visit https://careerlaunchers.format.com/2018-brandscape-residency 

Venue & Address: 
The Brandscape 1136 Dupont St. Toronto, ON, Canada
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/2018-brandscape-residency
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 x 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Submissions - Career Launcher: The Brandscape Residency 2018

Tough Guy Mountain and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Brandscape Residency Career Launcher 2018 providing an OCADU graduate working with VR/AR a 6-month residency at the Brandscape.