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Sacred Spaces Residency with Antonius Roberts

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Sacred Spaces Residency with Antonius Roberts  

0.5 cr GLBE-3001-101 Global Experience Project  

 

atonius roberts work

 

Course Description  

This course is housed within the Global Experience Project at OCAD U providing students the opportunity to interact and learn from international Bahamian artist Antonius Roberts in a residency format. The curriculum will aim to facilitate the exploration of site-specific sustainable art through the exchange of materiality, knowledge, and research through the studio-making process. Throughout the residency, visits to sacred spaces, museums, galleries, and material exploration will explore a multiplicity of histories and perspectives of students in relation to land and a sense of place. Curriculum outcomes aim to create a process of ongoing reflexivity to include social justice, critical methodologies, and Indigenous knowledge more prominently in our relations, curricula, pedagogy, and art-making processes. The course curriculum will culminate with an exhibition and community gathering of work in process from the studio research of those participating.  

 

Research activities will include 

*Visiting Sacred Sites as spaces of artistic inspiration and creative impetus  

*Incorporating decolonial thematics into conceptual motivations  

*Considering land-based and sustainable approaches to studio production  

*Creating connections between art movements in the Bahamas and those in Canada 

*Understanding and interacting with community-based approaches to art through visiting local arts organizations  

 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to 

*Use sustainable materials in effective and substantive ways within one’s studio practice  

*Connect one's artistic practice to place-making, historical context, and site specificity  

*Understand the role and responsibility of the artist in community-based professional practice 

*Create and express studio writing that takes into consideration the creative process as a foundation of production 

*Install, promote, and curate a group exhibition in a collaborative and consensus-based format  

 

Course Duration 

This course will take place during the spring term May-June 2024  

  • There will be two in-person one and a half hour community meet ups with Associate Professor Ilene Sova in May  

  • The contact hours for residency portion over the two weeks will be as follows: Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 14, from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily with extra hours on the last day (Friday June 14th) for exhibition installation and reception until 8 PM.  

  • Specific itinerary such as site visits and community interactions will be released closer to the launch of the course

 

Course Eligibility: This call is open to all (Faculty of Art, Faculty of Design and Faculty of Arts & Sciences) undergraduate students with a minimum of 10.0 credits completed   

For more information about the course please contact Professor Ilene Sova – isova@ocadu.ca   

 

Course Code: GLBE-3001-101

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Most learning will happen outdoors at various sites around the city with some studio and shop time indoors.  

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mon. June 3 

 
 
 
 
 

Tues. June 4 

 
 
 
 
 

Wed. June 5 

 
 
 
 
 

Thurs. June 6 

 
 
 
 
 

Fri. June 7 

 
 
 
 
 

 

10:00 – 12:00  

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Mon. June 10 

 
 
 
 

Tues. June 11 

 
 
 
 

Wed. June 12 

 
 
 
 

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Fri. June 14  

 
 
 
 
 

 

10:00 – 12:00  

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10:00 - Install Exhibition in Ada Slaight Gallery -Reception to follow.  

 

 

 

If you are interested in this course but the itinerary conflicts with other courses you are taking during the same time, please contact Ilene Sova isova@ocadu.ca

Assignment #1 - Visual Diary of Research  

This first assignment will be a creative document which reflects your practice-based research  

This document can include any or all of the following items as evidence of your unique experience: thoughts, reflections, and sensory impressions of the residency and how it informed your practice.  

 

Assignment #2 - Residency Reflection - Final Writing Assignment  

For this writing, be creative, use the first person, and tell us the story of your residency in a way that reflects your unique relationship to the residency activities, the people you met, the history you learned and the processes that inspired you. 

 

Assignment #3 - Studio Process Documentation  

This is a document to tell the story of how you created your final piece. It should tell us about the stages of development, your thoughts, your mistakes, your creative impetus and the story of how your final work came to be. This should include writing to let us know your thought process at the various stages of development.  

 

Assignment #4 - Final Work & Exhibition  

Documentation of your final work uploaded to Canvas. It should examine the concept of Sacred Space within the context of the residency. Your work will be grounded through exchange of materiality, knowledge, and research through the process of making. 

  

How To Enroll: Students who are interested and meet the pre-requisites are welcome to enroll in this course by searching GLBE-3001-101 which is offered this Spring Duration (May-June)

 

Antonius roberts and his artwork