Borzu Talaie

Over the last decade, I have picked up a diverse, practical, and hands-on experience in the world of visual communication. From print production to web-design, and from motion graphics to interactive installations, I have constantly strived to enhance my skill set within each subspecialty.

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

Search Engine

Friday, November 21, 2008 - 5:00am

On Friday November 21, 2008, OCAD Time Based Media students will muster their digital skills and set out – laptops and digital cameras in tow – on a custom built quest, dubbed Search Engine. Given a single tantalizing clue that alludes to a continuous narrative – students must decode the clue, and launch their search for a series of digital image fragments.

Each found picture fragment will be emailed via OCAD’s wireless network to a home base from which the university's students will receive their next clue.

Over the course of the semester these first-year students will have honed their techniques using digital video and still cameras, graphics editing in Photoshop, web site construction and interactive digital media. Search Engine will maximize this new familiarity and further engage students with the facilities and community that OCAD has opened to them. At the end of their search, students will gather their digital fragments and assemble them to form a whole image – an allegorical narrative that illuminates what they have learned. Search Engine will culminate in a gathering in OCAD's Main Lobby on Friday, November 21 at which the composite images will be displayed. The images will be creative representations of the original image due to different methods and angles in the image capturing and compositing process.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD's Main Lobby 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

One Dimensional Space

Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 4:00am

Modern Fuel Artist-Run-Centre in Kingston presents the work of OCAD Faculty of Art instructor, June Pak, in a group show with 3 other artists titled "One Dimensional Space".
In One Dimensional Space, Modern Fuel presents the work of four artists, Melanie MacDonald (St. Catharines, ON), Leigh Mayoh (Ymir, BC), June Pak (Toronto, ON), and Kathleen Ritter (Vancouver, BC), offering the promise of other dimensions.

Making reference to Herbert Marcuse’s One Dimensional Man, the exhibition tests the thesis that the total administration of the life-world in capitalist society leads to the complacent consumption of a homogeneous culture.

June Pak is a visual artist who works closely with time-based and digital media. While her work utilizes the technological means, her subject matter deals with the human-ness in the multiple/fragmented existence of the Self. She teaches Time-Based Media and Interdisciplinary Studio courses at the University of Western Ontario in London and Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Modern Fuel Artist-Run-Centre 21A Queen Street, Kingston, Ontario