Tag: research

Reblog: A Conversation with John Latour | Artexte

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!

https://artexte.ca/en/articles/a-conversation-with-john-latour/

 

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/

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

Organization:

 

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

GALA 2018

GALA  – July 23–30, 2018

This July 23- 30th Concordia University is pleased to host both a conference and an International Graduate Summer School in partnership with GALA.

The Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) is a select international community of institutions, faculties, programmes, and research centres that seeks to develop new kinds of research and teaching collaboration, to support enhanced international mobility among staff and students, and to reimagine liberal arts education for the twenty-first century.

This event will be featuring three of our Elastic Spaces members, Anthony Head, Gary Sangster, and Leila Sujir.

Schedule:

July 27

11:00 – 12:30 – Sensations, Spaces, and Spectacles: Shaping Experience for Audiences, Now and in the Future – Gary Sangster (Bath Spa)

13:30 – 15:00 -Co-Creation and the Public Role of Liberal Arts:  Workshop developing a single piece of digital media, and an associated description or reflection, intended to make their research accessible to public audiences and highlight an important social issue – Anthony Head and Leila Sujir

For more information check out the link below:

gala2018@concordia.ca

http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/academics/summer/GALA2018/GALA-Conference.html

 

E-Flux Announcement- FotoFest Publication Launch

We’re please to announce FotoFest’s publication launch INDIA/Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art as part of the FotoFest 2018 Biennial in Houston, Texas happening this March 10–April 22, 2018The publication features images, statements, and biographies  from participating artists within the festival, including Elastic Spaces’ Leila Sujir! The book will be available worldwide beginning in March.

Check out the link for more information:

http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/167958/india-contemporary-photographic-and-new-media-art/

For a list of all participating artists check out the link just released by ArtNews

http://www.artnews.com/2017/12/18/fotofest-international-reveals-artist-list-2018-edition/

Welcome to our team Andréann Cossette!

Andréann Cossette, an Intermedia student, received a Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Award (CUSRA) award to work with Leila Sujir on aspects of the newly awarded three year SSHRC project. April 20, 2016.

New project funding, from SSHRC, awarded to Elastic 3D Spaces

“Exploring Elastic 3D Space: Bodies and Belonging” gives three years of project funding for our art project initiatives. April 4, 2016.

Exploring Elastic 3D Spaces: Bodies and Belonging will develop a linked cycle of site-specific artworks that explore urgent global questions of migration, displacement, belonging and empathy, using the immersive potential of stereoscopic 3D (S3D) space. Merging old and new technologies in a custom-built, innovative way, and taking up stories embedded in public policies and places, the art works will use projections onto public structures and within gallery spaces to explore mythologies of belonging. Most broadly, the artworks consider how subjectivity, body and cognition are affected by engagement with 3D stereoscopic technologies. (Stereoscopy refers to a method of viewing or displaying stereographic images that creates or enhances the illusion of depth and volume. Despite its 150-year history and recent commercial revival, stereoscopy’s potential for creating fictional 3D worlds is just now being fully explored by artists, with those in the worldwide vanguard being the partners and collaborators, here).

This SSHRC Partnership Development Project emerges from the on-going collaborations of 12 researchers in stereoscopic 3D virtual spaces, working across an international network. Over three years, researchers from Concordia University, the University of Québec à Montréal, Bath Spa University (UK), Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Canada), University of Sydney and University of Tasmania (Australia) will team up with Janro Holdings (Montreal home of the S3D drawing tool Sandde) and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Together, this team of artist-researchers, working with researchers in the fields of Design Interaction, Computer Science and Performance Studies, will develop art projects based in archival fact, artistic fiction and personal stories of migration, investigating across partner sites the potential of 3D stereoscopic space in research-creation. Partners will create artistic works spanning expanded media arts, expanded cinema and interaction, performance design, projection mapping and digital drawing. For instance, principal investigator Leila Sujir will create the Partnership’s lynchpin S3D artwork with partner institution, Bath Spa University’s School of Art (UK). Sujir’s Elastic City Spacey will be an immersive stereoscopic 3D projection for the exterior architectural space of the streets of Bath, inviting visitors to share space with the ghosts of history, to walk into the story. Similarly, with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Sujir will create an interior projection where the viewer can immerse herself, move and interact, feeling through fully embodied engagement, the stories of past characters and the fantasies of future possibilities – with respect to localized, historical questions of place and belonging. The proposed 3-year research project builds on Sujir’s established research-creation practice, which in the last decade has evoked bodily-felt experience of displacement through stereoscopic 3D (S3D) spaces. These are dreamlike and ephemeral, yet capable of offering a sensation of volume, physicality, and presence to the viewer: they move as the viewer moves, giving a sense of space as ‘elastic.’ As conceived here, S3D elastic spaces are sites for viewers to explore other worlds: the virtual space becomes place – paradoxically, where one can experience displacement and empathy – in an innovative, evocative transformation not achieved in conventional virtual space paradigms. The partnership team’s innovative approach takes the investigation of virtual reality out of the more familiar electronic CAVE and into the public street and built environment, and further, proposes that the visitors not be seated/stationary but mobile – approaches that are currently of great industry interest.

The partners and collaborators are guided by a shared an over-arching research focus: we explore how, in the future, when techniques such as 3D stereoscopy mean that everyone can see in a computer-enhanced way, our new sensory capabilities may affect people’s engagement with the places and people around them, our senses of belonging, connection and agency, our creative expression through art-making. Together, the partners aim to create 10 new projects (performative and publication) to be displayed and disseminated in 10 venues worldwide, reaching a wide gamut of audiences; develop ground-breaking new technologies for stereoscopic 3D creation; engage and train 8 student research assistants; and confer and brainstorm at a second-year Summit – developing professional relationships and creative technologies that will be the basis of further collaborations and partnerships.

 

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