Leila Sujir’s IMAX project – Aerial, had its world premiere at the Cinesphere at Ontario Place in Toronto on April 18, 2019, during the closing night of the Images Festival, which also included IMAX projects by Oliver Husain, Michael Snow, Lisa Jackson and Kelly Richardson. These projects were curated by Janine Marchessault and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Grant Program. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with the artists present.
Elastic Spaces is happy to announce that among the recipients of this year’s Hexagram Research-Creation Grant is Anastasia Ferguson and duo-collective, Sonya Ivanov & Dimo Stoeva.
Anastasia Ferguson – Conjuring Optics is an audio/visual installation and artist book looking at the cinematic apparatus of modernity and its relationship to the illusions produced by the stage magic of 19th century Europe, as well as the sociological impact of illusions on perception.
Sonya Ivanov & Dimo Stoeva – Le projet Light-scape formation consiste dans une installation cinétique, qui utilise l’illusion comme technique, pour la construction des environnements paysagère par l’entre mise de la lumière et la matière. Le projet explore le rapport humain vers le paysage naturel en évoquant les notions du sublime dans l’art.
DETAILS ON THE HEXAGRAM GRANTS
With the help of student grants, Hexagram wishes to provide concrete support to the research of its student members. Added to this is access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment, integration into the governance of its network, and training.
This year again, about fifty projects were analyzed by a jury of members-researchers and an external expert. We thank the many candidates who submitted a project and we also thank the members of the 2019 jury: Jean-François Renaud, Lynn Hughes et Katharina Meissner, responsable développement stratégique du festival MUTEK.
This program presents five original IMAX commissions, giving artists a unique opportunity to experiment with the large screen format. In keeping with the cinematic genre typical of IMAX films—the larger-than-life landscape that forms an outer world beyond the limits of the human sensorium—each of the films explores expanded cinema through different ecologies of the non-human: the forest, lichen, snails, water, and sky. The works propose different worlds of experience and distinct grammars of immersion through a meeting with the camera.
The invited artists in this program, Oliver Husain, Lisa Jackson, Kelly Richardson, Michael Snow, and Leila Sujir, imagine common worlds by reflecting upon the exigencies of intercultural and interspecies communication. This task has taken on great urgency in the 21st century as we grapple with how to adapt to the ecological realities brought about by anthropogenic climate change.
The Outer Worlds world premiere is on April 18, 2019 at Cinesphere, in Toronto, Canada part of the closing night of the Images Festival. Images festival runs from April 11-18, 2019
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We are happy to announce that Anastasia Ferguson, research assistant at the Elastic Spaces lab, has been awarded the MITACS Globalink Research Award for her research abroad in France in collaboration with Université Paris 8. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 19 years. Working with 60 universities, 4,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, building partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
From December 5 to 7, 2018, the Climate Clock was projected at the corner of De Maisonneuve Boulevard and MacKay Street, thanks in part to Elastic Spaces member, Damon Matthews, professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment and Concordia Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability.
The Climate Clock is a visualization tool developed by Matthews and David Usher, founder of the Human Impact Lab. It harnesses data, art, technology and interactivity to add to the conversation about climate change. “If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, we will reach 1.5°C of global warming in less than 16 years. This is the direction we’re headed right now, but it’s important to stress that this is not the direction we need to take,” Matthews says. “There are actions all of us can take to reduce our carbon emissions and add time to the clock.” The projection of the clock coincided with COP 24, a United Nations climate change conference in Poland. The event also marked the release of new data about carbon emissions, to be published by the Global Carbon Project.
For more information, check out the link below!
Selection of documents from the collection of Artexte. Copyright John Latour
We are excited to announce one of our newest members John Latour, a practicing visual artist and the Fine Arts Teaching & Research Librarian at Concordia University, was recently featured in an article published by Montreal’s own Artexte. For more information, check out the link below!
Photo Credit: Juan Waltero
We are pleased to announce our very own Santiago Tavera along with this collaborator and Concordia MFA alumni, Laura Acosta are currently featured in Le Devoir for their piece “The Novels of Elsgüer (Episode 3) — Live Despecho” as part of the show «Code: Corps” for the HTMlles 2018 Festival Organized by Studio XX. Their piece will be exhibited at Galerie Articule until December 1st, concluding with a finissage and evening of performances. For more information, check out the link below!
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!