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Call For Submissions: International Journal of Creative Media Research

Photo by: Neil Glen 
Artist: David Stephenson and Martin Walch 
Artwork: “Lake King William – Every Day of November 2014”

We are pleased to announce that our partners at Bath Spa University are now accepting submissions for their annual Award in Creative Media Research, an offline journal extension that provides researchers with an opportunity to produce, curate and disseminate creative media-based research for a unique platform and audience.

The MediaWall is an architectural scale portrait format gallery, consisting of ten 55″ panels and standing 4 meters wide and 7.5 meters tall. For more information and to make a submission, visit the link below!

https://www.creativemediaresearch.org/

South West Creative Technology Network Fellowship

We are excited to announce that Anthony Head, our Co-Investigator and Associate Director at our partner institution Bath School of Art and Design, has been awarded an Academic Fellowship from the South West Creative Technology Network as part of their call for Fellows on the theme of Immersion.  Anthony will be part of a group of 24 fellows, from industry and academia on a year long project, starting with three months of Research and Development deep-dive, exploring ideas for prototypes.

Anthony has immediately started work on converting a past project, Light Years: Coast, into virtual reality, as he begins to explore how experiencing an immersive project compares through different forms of immersive media.

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Light Years: Coast VR. Anthony Head 2018

Colloque Cybercorporéités: Subjectivités Nomades en Contexte Numérique

IMAGE: Generativity 2016, Installation: Nanda D’Agostino Corps collectif: Isabelle Choinière. Crédit Photo: Brian Foulkes

 

Thursday 27 September 2018, 09:30 –  Saturday 29 September 2018, 17:00

DR-200, Pavillon Athanase-David, UQAM, 1430 rue Saint-Denis, Montréal

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On Friday September 28, 2018 as part of the Colloque Cybercorporéités: Subjectivités Nomades en Contexte Numérique, Elastic Spaces’ Leila Sujir and Paul Landon will be presenting their research Elastic spaces: archaeologies and practices of image, space and body The talk will take place from 10:30am to 11:00 am as part of the “De la relation au corps interface vers une expérience de cybercorporéité” séance.

Présentation du colloque

Ce colloque bilingue présente des réflexions sur la reconfiguration des identités et la transformation des expériences subjectives à l’ère du numérique. Abondamment documentée et commentée depuis le milieu des années quatre-vingt-dix, la série d’innovations techniques qui a fait que nous vivons maintenant à l’ère du numérique a eu pour conséquence un important changement de paradigme quant aux régimes de corporéité de nos sociétés. La corporéité étant un mode d’être, c’est un état de corps qui ne peut plus être référé à sa seule réalité biologique. À l’ère du numérique, elle devient une réalité en transformation, mobile, instable, faite de réseaux d’intensités et de forces, contraignant le corps à se reconfigurer, à se réorganiser et à devenir autre dans son contact avec la technologie.

Le programme du colloque se déroule autour de quatre axes transdisciplinaires en interrelation. Le corps figure  désigne la représentation et mise en scène du corps et de sa relation aux technologies numériques dans les fictions littéraires, les arts médiatiques et arts vivants. Le corps interface interroge la relation du corps avec les dispositifs interactifs ainsi qu’avec les environnements immersifs, et pose la question du rôle que le corps en mutation joue en tant qu’interface lorsqu’il est en contact sensori-perceptuel avec la technologie. Le corps savoir désigne la valeur épistémologique et critique des matérialités numériques et prend sa source dans l’idée que les outils du Web participatif et sémantique transforment les pratiques de la recherche. Le corps sensible et somatique interroge des enjeux émergents, tant au niveau pratique que théorique, dans le contexte des nouvelles scènes performatives contemporaines intégrant la technologie. D’ordre multisensoriel et multimodal, ces pratiques exigent des chercheurs une réévaluation de cette relation du corps sensible/somatique à la technologie.

For more information on the Colloquium check out the link below:

http://oic.uqam.ca/en/evenements/colloque-cybercorporeites-subjectivites-nomades-en-contexte-numerique

Festival International du Film Canada Chine: Entertainment Technology Summit and Exhibition

As part of the 3rd Edition of Festival International du film Canada Chine this  September 21- 27th  2018, we are happy to announce that Elastic Space´s Leila Sujir and Santiago Tavera will be giving a talk on September 27th as part of the Entertainment Technology Summit and Exhibition.

Where: Salon Crystal, Salles de bal Le Windsor, 1170, rue Peel, Bureau 110, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 4P2

When: September 27th, 2018 at 1:00pm

 

For more information check out the link below:

http://cciff.ca/2018/festival/et/

Reblog: Forest Breath: A Portrait in Progress

By Regan Shrumm, AGGV Assistant Curator

Many of the artworks in Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest are located on Vancouver Island, including Ian Wallace’s Clayoquot Protest, Mike McLean’s Jorden River series, and Leila Sujir’s Forest Breath. But seeing the forest through the medium of photography is a different experience from actually entering the forest. Or virtually seeing the forest through a stereoscopic video for that matter.

Part of the OFFSITE|INSIGHT program, Forest Breath: A Portrait in Progress offered a time for artists, environmentalists, and the Port Renfrew community to encounter a hard-to-reach old-growth forest known as the south Walbran.

Participants walk the Castle Grove Trail in south Walbran | Image courtesy of Deryl Ward

 

Forest Breath: A Portrait in Progress invited Supernatural artists Mike McLean, Kelly Richardson, Carol Sawyer, and Leila Sujir to further the conversation surrounding the exhibition on topics of contested territories, activism, and ecology on August 11. The group traveled to the southern Walbran Valley, the traditional territory of the Pacheedaht Nation. While part of the Walbran Valley was protected in the early 1990s in what is now known as the Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, the south Walbran remains unprotected from logging. Facilitated by Supernatural curator Haema Sivanesan, the conversation also included Pacheedaht elder Bill Jones; Peter Cressey, Jessie Demers, and Erika Heyrman from the Friends of Carmanah Walbran; and Torrance Coste and Emily Hoffpauir from the Wilderness Committee.

Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committee explaining the trails in the south Walbran | Image courtesy of Haema Sivanesan

 

The stories and words of Bill Jones became especially pervasive throughout the conversation. Bill explained how “life is eternal” using the forest as a symbol of how humans should be living with seven generations in the future in mind. He cited examples of how nurse logs, or fallen trees providing resources for seedlings, support the newer generations even after their demise. His insightful and thoughtful stories about the territory allowed for the other participants to speak personally on what the Walbran meant to them.

Conversation taking place in the south Walbran | Image courtesy of Jorge Zavagno

 

The public then joined the group for a screening of Forest Breath held at the Port Renfrew Elementary School on August 12. Leila’s Forest Breath is a 3D stereoscopic video installation filmed with an IMAX rig with two Sony F65 8k cameras in the south Walbran. Thanks to a special installation with Leila’s technical director Jorge Zavagno, audiences were able to “walk through” the forest as the 3D effect became a layered extension to the gym’s space.

Visitors watch Leila Sujir’s Forest Breath: A Portrait in Progress | Image courtesy of Jorge Zavagno

 

The greater Port Renfrew community was asked to contribute their insights and perspectives by talking directly with Leila. These comments will then be used by Leila to help her finalize installation for a future Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibition.

You can continue to explore the forest through visiting Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest on until September 30 in the Founders, Drury, Centennial, Ker and Lab Galleries.

Feature top image:  Leila Sujir | Forest Breath (work in progress) | 2018 | Image courtesy of Chris Kroitor

 

For more information check out the following link:

http://emagazine.aggv.ca/forest-breath-a-portrait-in-progress/

Group Exhibition – Passages Convergentes


PASSAGES CONVERGENTES 
Dates: September 7-October 7, 2018
Vernissage: September 6 at 5:30pm 
Location: Salle de Diffusion de Parc-Extension
Complexe William-Hingston
421, rue Saint-Roch, Montreal, QC 

Artists
Beatriz Herrera
Federico Carbajal 
Santiago Tavera

Curated by
Mariza Rosales Argonza

For the upcoming group exhibition, Passages Convergentes, three transdisciplinary artists offer immersive experiences through a variety of mediums such as sculpture, drawing, robotics and digital installation.
These artists conceive art as a place of passage and exchange. They present convergent views in order to build bridges and convey the complexity of the contemporary world and the multiple aesthetics that coexist between real and virtual places.

Concept Realization Grant – Canada Council for the Arts

We are happy to announce that Santiago Tavera, project manager of the Elastic Spaces lab, has been awarded a Concept Realization grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for his upcoming creative-research project, Architectures, Narratives and Reverberations of Belonging that will extend into an exhibition and online work in Montreal, as well as  a workshop and a series of artist talks in Colombia in the fall of 2018.

RE-EXCAVATIONS | Exhibition at CDEx

 

CDEx Centre de Diffusion et d’Expérimentation des étudiants de la maîtrise en arts visuels et médiatiquesUniversity of Quebec at Montreal
405 Ste-Catherine / St-Denis
J-Jasmin Pavilion, Room J-R930
Montreal, QC

Exhibition: August 4-12, 2018
Vernissage: August 3, 2018 at 4:00pm

Artists:
Shoji Kato
Paul Landon
Marjatta Oja
Pépite & Josèphe – Expédition
Kévin Pinvidic

Re-excavation reflects on archaeological methods of unearthing and digging up. With this exhibition project it is the urban landscape that is re-dug up. The present and past city is reconsidered, what has been found repurposed for its future. Urban space is uncovered, expanded and upturned, interpreted as an abstract diagram, as material residue, as rumours of past usages and activities, as oral accounts and lived experience.

In 2017 Marjatta Oja, Shoji Kato and Paul Landon developed new works for the exhibition Excavations at the Saariaho Järvenpää gallery in Helsinki. These works were drawn from reflections on Helsinki’s Viiskulma neighbourhood where the gallery is located, an area characterised by a five-corner intersection. This year’s exhibition project Re-excavations is built on new, site-specific, works by Kato, Landon and Oja as well as on new works by Expédition (Pépite & Josèphe) and Kévin Pinvidic. All of these works respond to material and structural characteristics of downtown Montréal.

Shoji Kato is a Helsinki-based artist who works in drawing, painting, photography and installation. His intricate works reflect on geologies as both material conditions and forms of collective memory. Kato has exhibited extensively in Europe and Asia and he recently completed a Doctorate in Fine Arts at The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.

Paul Landon lives and works in Montreal. His installation and media-based visual art practice looks at modern architecture and urban planning as sites inscribed with the potential of psychological trauma and social unease. Landon is a professor in the École des arts visuels et médiatiques of UQÀM and he recently completed a Doctorate in Fine Arts at The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.

Marjatta Oja is a Helsinki based artist working in video, painting and installation. Her ‘situation sculptures’ render dialogues and conversations into archirectural moving image projections. Oja recently completed a Doctor of Fine Arts at The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts where she teaches video.

Expédition is an artist duo based in Montréal. Their practice rooted in painting and printmaking is based on walking in the city, collecting residue and remnants and repurposing these. Pépite Biron-Chalifour is completing a BFA in Photography at Concordia University. Josèphe Landreville is a student in the Maitrise des arts visuels et médiatiques programme at UQÀM.

Kévin Pinvidic is a Montreal based visual artist. His work takes the form of three-dimensional drawing; it draws on his wandering in the city and on the archiving of found discarded elements. Pinvidic is a student in the Maitrise des arts visuels et médiatiques programme at UQÀM.

 

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