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.
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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!
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, 2018. The 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.
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For a list of all participating artists check out the link just released by ArtNews
On February 25 Leila Sujir presented her film For Jackson: A Time Capsule from his Two Grandmothers. Leila Sujir’s nephew, Jakson Sujir was also present for the screen.
For Jackson: A Time Capsule from his Two Gramothers is a documentary portrait of two Canadian women, Rosemary Brown (1930-2003), BC’s first black MLA, and Ruth Horricks-Sujir (b. 1925) who as a young woman, moved to India. The film creates a time capsule for their young grandson, Jackson, who is a hip-hop artist and rapper in Vancouver. Leila Sujir compiled video footage over many years to explore memory, as well as archival material in film and photography to piece together the histories of Jackson’s grandmothers. She moves the viewer through the geographies and journeys of the women’s lives.