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Dates: Tuesday, April 12 to Thursday, April 14, 2022 

Location:  205 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1V3 
Rooms 104, 106, 118, 418 

Times (in EST): 
1:00PM - 7:00PM Exhibition Hours 
6:15PM Exhibition Walk Through with Panelists (starts in room 104)
7:00PM Panel Discussions (room 701 & on Zoom)

Guests attending in-person must wear a mask and be prepared to show proof of vaccination as per OCAD University’s health and safety requirements:  https://www.ocadu.ca/news/ocad-u-maintaining-covid-19-safety-measures 
Poster for Dual ExposureTo register and learn more, visit: http://dfthesis.com 

This event is presented by the Digital Futures Graduate Program, in collaboration with Graduate Studies at OCAD University and CFC Media Lab. 

OCAD University acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand. 

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The Digital Futures (DF) graduate program at OCAD University invites you to "Dual Exposure” our annual graduate thesis exhibition. Events include a physical exhibition of thesis projects (MDes, MFA, and MA) as well as nightly panel discussions which can be attended in-person or online via Zoom. 

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“On Walking: rhythm, repetition, movement”
Naama Freeman, CCP MFA candidate
March 16 - 27: Grad Gallery 205 Richmond St. W. 

It is with great excitement that I invite you to my graduate thesis exhibition “On Walking: rhythm, repetition, movement”, March 16-27 at the Graduate Gallery at OCAD University (205 Richmond St. West).

“On Walking: rhythm, repetition, movement” looks to the action of walking as a method to measure oneself against the earth and foster connection, belonging, and bring new awareness to the places we move through. The exhibition brings into conversation new works by emerging contemporary artists Naomi Boyd (@nodealbig), Anita Cazzola (@neatcazzola), Abedar Kamgari (@kamgara), and the Roving Designers Collective (@rovingdesigners), each offering a unique vantage point to presence oneself and expand through creative dialogue. “On Walking” investigates peripatetic movement through the micro-local and explores what it means to become enmeshed, responsible, relational, and accountable all through distinct walking praxis, making space more malleable and porous in the process.

Celebratory vernissage is on March 17 from 5-7pm. Due to capacity limits, please RSVP to me directly (naama.freeman@gmail.com) if you would like to attend the opening evening. Otherwise, the exhibition is open daily from 12-4pm from March 16-27 – Hope to see you there!!

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Stephanie Singh | TEXTILES] EXHIBITION

I am proud to announce my MFA final exhibition.
BLACK FOLIAGE the preservation processes of botanicals in human-nature experience will be open to the public.

BLACK FOLIAGE is the exploration of preserving botanical materials through the lens of memory and culture. The investigations of blackness, black culture, and black material explored though tactile and interdisciplinary materials. A series of plant-based forms serving their “Ital” properties exploring the rich, beautiful and vibrant textures of my Jamaican Culture.

Opening Reception:
March 30th, 2022 at 4-7pm.
Location:
205 Richmond St West, Toronto | Room 118
Exhibition Dates: March 31st | 11am- 4pm
April 1st | 11am-6pm
April 2nd | 11am-4pm
April 3rd | 11am-4pm

For booking and visits please contact me at Stephanie.singh@ocadu.ca
DM on IG Stephanie Singh | TEXTILES] Upon arrival Hope to see you there!

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Anna Pollice, Wefting the Warp 
“Wefting the Warp” is on exhibit at OCADU
205 Richmond St. W. RM 418
Thursday March 31st to Sunday April 3rd.

"My work explores difference-becoming-movement through a simple weaving technique on a modified frame loom. The woven textiles move “off the grid” taking on forms with no starting point, no end point and certainly no definitive centre. The improvisational movements engage in the positivity of difference."

Images Descriptions: 1 – An invitation to the exhibit outlining the title, dates, and times next to a picture of a woven textile on a loom. 2 – Red and orange fabric strips in an entangled pile. 3 – A close-up image of a section of the woven textile pictured in the invitation.

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Opening March 30th, through April 3rd: "Walking Near Water" in the Grad Gallery (205 Richmond St. W.) a MFA Thesis Exhibition by Mary McIntyre

"I am a metalsmith. My practice is grounded in materials and making, an on generational connections of my Scots-English-Canadian family to the Tkaronto waterfront and the Wonscotonach (Don) and Cobechenonk (Humber) watersheds.

I'm re-thinking my relations with these lands, walking between two rows: one of craft knowledge founded on European traditions of design and making, and one influenced by Indigenous ways of knowing that are rooted in this place.

Each row honours reciprocal knowledge-sharing, embedded in materiality and community – cultures of making and visiting. With that in mind, I have framed personal memories and family stories in works that combine metalsmithing techniques with materials gathered from local sites meaningful to me and my family.

The work itself combines metal working, large-scale cyanotype printing, and audio collage."

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MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

I am so delighted to share my MFA thesis exhibit, Fragments of an inner child, with y'all! Starting next week, Friday April 1st.

Fragments of an inner child is a healing journey of me as a survivor. Through the making of masks and paper dolls, I am reforming and reconnecting with my inner child and unlearning the uninvited sensory language my body learned over the years. This exhibit is shaped by auto-ethnographic praxis, arts-based research, and performative art. As I reform my inner child, I invite you all to create your paper dolls as an act of reflecting on your inner child.

Location:
EMS Lab 
205, Richmond St West, Toronto

Exhibition Dates:
April 1st to 4th

Timings:
11 AM - 7 PM
In case you need to get in, kindly DM me on IG

#fragmentsofaninnerchild #unlearninganuninvitedsensorylanguage #thisisthesis

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STILL LIFE WITH... ARRANGEMENTS OF VIBRANT THINGS

SOLID THINGS 

April 5 - May 1
The Window Gallery
588 Church St, Toronto
24/7 (street-facing)

ARRANGING THINGS

April 12 - 17
Remote Gallery
568 Richmond St W, Toronto
12 - 6 pm daily*

FLUID THINGS

April 20 - 21
Experimental Media Space (EMS) OCAD U**
205 Richmond St W, Toronto
Ground Floor
12 - 6 pm 

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MFA Thesis Exhibition: Melissa Johns

She:kon everyone. I'm that grad student with a laugh that can pop mosquitoes in mid-air. I've become a bit of a recluse over covidI'm best enjoyed in person. Speaking of, I've made a pretty cool virtual reality installation that I'd love to share with you. 

Here I Stand, Still Guarded explores Indigenous diaspora and cultural hybridity through experimental archival: come and wander this imaginary space with my generational ghosts.

The show runs from April 19-23 at the Black box in 49 McCaul. For safety and intimacy, this show will not have an opening. Please join me between 11am and 6pm with a mask and your curiosity. You can reserve a visiting slot at the link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/here-i-stand-still-guarded-thesis-exhibition-tickets-310841765087

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Masks of Folly: Portrait of tlte Idiot is an MFA thesis exhibit by Grace An that creates a portrait of the Idiot or, fool. The Idiot is an exception, one "who interrupts and blurs boundaries in the refusal of rationality. Using folly and profanation to ask
questions. The mask as a concealment of intellect, ironically unmasks. Drawing from the concepts of Mikhail Bakhtin, this exhibit functions in polyphonic utterances by way of the multitude. Multi-voicedness and the cyclical nature of the carnivalized folk, removes the concept of the individual. The site of the Idiot, the carnival, is a space where power structures are temporarily suspended. Offering the character of the Idiot as an unfinalizable being.
 

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When Tito Went on Vacation (re-imagining nostalgia)
Natasha Vasiljevic
MFA Candidate, Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design

The exhibit is open April 8 - 10, 12 - 4 pm: Reception Saturday, April 9, 1 - 3 pm.

Contemporary nostalgia sits at the intersection of imagination and memories. Not only is it a tool of redefining identities, but it is a powerful agent of social unification and cultural integration. In my thesis exhibition works I construct a visual interpretation of the concept and the experience of nostalgia through the abstract forms and movements of monument-like, large mobile sculptures made of coloured and mirrored acrylic. Through my imagined pen-pal conversations with the late Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito, my research and exhibition posit that memories of places, people, events, and sensibilities can be translated effectively into abstract objects that are at once evocative and representational.

The exhibit is at my studio at 9 Davies Avenue, #310 (Queen/Broadview). I will be there every day, so please come by and say Hi!

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Are we Home Yet? Imagining Persian Carpet as a Movable Home by Parnian Parvin 11- 14 April 2022 12-5pm The Black Box 49 McCaul St. or by appointment

Image of a child on a carpet with text that reads Are we Home Yet? Imagining Persian Carpet as a Movable Home MFA Exhibition by Parnian Parvin 11- 14 April 2022 12-5pm The Black Box 49 McCaul St. or by appointment

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A Yellow caution street sign with various animal icons and a red pylon in front with the text as in the description

Inbetweening Beings uses the increments of animation to examine ecology in the Anthropocene. Experimenting with frame-by-frame filmmaking, installation, and the materiality of landscape, a variety of living systems are projected, asking where and how humans fit in. Referencing specific locations and relations, the installation connects human and non-human life with light and shadow, inviting reflection and implication. Focusing on urban and human-disturbed landscapes, Inbetweening Beings suggests a distinctly anthropogenic “nature” – jumbled, entangled, polluted, and resilient. 

OCAD U Great Hall, 100 McCaul St. 2nd floor
April 10,11,12,13,14,16, 2022
Sun 12-4 pm/ Mon-Thur 10 am - 6 pm/ Sat 12-6 pm
Reception Thursday 5-7 pm

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Sacred Bodies was part of a series of works that were created for my thesis at OCAD University, which I was not able to exhibit due to the unforeseen closure of the university at the beginning of the pandemic. I chose April 5th as the opening because it is the Qingming Festival where Chinese families honor their ancestors by cleaning their tombs and feeding their ancestors with a variety of foods and sweets while burning incense sticks and joss paper.

One would consider that our bodies are heirlooms from our ancestors and their spirit, memories, and experiences flow through your body. As an artist, I allow my body to be present from the moment of the preparation of the wax models of the arms to the creation of the ceramic shells to the application of the final patina on the bronze allowed my spirit and those of my ancestors to be embedded in the objects I created. There was a lot of sweat, pain and tears that went into this labor-intensive process. This close and intimate engagement with the making of bronze casts became a ritual. It becomes a ceremony. In each step, I was able to inscribe my memories of family, home and ancestors into the bronze casts. In the pouring of the bronze, the ceramic shell and the sand that supported the ceramic shell became the scaffolding for my memories.

April 5th-11th | Weekdays 11-7pm
At Clay Space | 1324 Gerrard Street East

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I am pleased to announce the launch of my website, Forced Migration: Ghosts of Familial Memory (www.ghostsoffamilialmemory.wordpress.com/), which contains my Archive of Haunting and a copy of my written thesis. My Archive of Haunting was amassed between 2020 and 2022 as part of my research into my family's participation in the United Kingdom’s child migrant scheme and is a culmination of my research for my thesis. Below is a copy of my abstract. Thank you for your interest in my project.

In my website Forced Migration: Ghosts of Familial Memory (www.ghostsoffamilialmemory.wordpress.com/), I create a haunted archive through performance and recorded conversations with my mother and grandfather. Our conversations focus on my ancestors’ forced migration to Canada as children in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. Beginning in 1618, the United Kingdom shipped as many as 150,000 children to the colonies (Bean and Melville 1); I create a haunted archive of sound recordings to tell stories of my ancestors’ migrations – Joseph Hart, Louisa Hart, and Eleanor Copeland – while tracing the impact of these stories through my own embodied and performative response. Performances are recorded using video and still photography, and my mother and grandfather’s stories are accentuated through collected sound. This haunted archive contends with the official adoption records of my ancestors’ migration by highlighting the storytelling voices of my mother and grandfather. My archive lives in a website which pairs performance documentation with audio recordings. I use queer and hauntological theory to reflect on my experience as a haunted archivist in the creation of a sound and performative archive.

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I would like to invite you to come see my thesis exhibition "Tiptoe of The Patchwork Pierrot" at 205 Richmond Grad Gallery room 118.

The exhibition will be open April 17th, 19th, and 20th from 1:00pm - 6:00pm. I look forward to seeing you

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would like to invite you to my master's thesis exhibition from April 26 - 29 

More than Knots and Cords 

at OCAD University's Graduate Gallery,  

205 Richmond St West, Ground Floor.  

April 26 - 29, 2022 

Tuesday - Friday 12 pm - 6 pm 

Opening Reception Thursday 28, 5 pm -7 pm 

The gallery is open to the public via the elevator. Please contact me on 416-909-2281 if you need help getting into the building, as OCADU is still restricting access. Vaccination proof and masks are required.   

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I would like to invite all of you to my thesis exhibit “O E(X)U atrás da Máscara / The E(X)U behind the Mask”. I will be held in rooms 106 and 118, at 205 Richmond Street West. 

The show opens next Sunday, April 24th and ends on Saturday, April 30th.

Viewing dates and hours are as follows:

Sunday, 24 / 2 pm to 6 pm

Monday, 25 / 3 pm to 7 pm

Tuesday to Friday, 26-29 / 1 pm to 6 pm 

Saturday, 30 / 11 am to 5 pm

Please contact me for entry assistance at: joaquim.almeida@ocadu.ca / (647) 509-2711person crouching with hand out wearing a mask

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SGS Alumni: Leeay Aikawa @leeay
IAMD '21

ETERNAL BECOMING
April 21 - May 31
24/7

THE J-SPOT @the_j_spot_toronto
240 Queen East, Toronto
RECEPTION: May 3, 18:00h

ETERNAL BECOMING invites you to an eco-mythological situation or a lucid dream scene through which I attempt to encapsulate the uncanny bond I have had with the invasive Spongy Moth species for the last two years.

When unpleasantly hairy Spongy Moth caterpillars infest the local landscape, they also stir up my unconscious field. They appear everywhere and manifest as Lady Death Moth who guides me to confront my own identity as an immigrant settler, and as a member of the Earth community in the Anthropocene, teaching me about human activities that impact all aspects of ecological devastation and spiritual illness we collectively face today.

This shifting and paradoxical perception toward Spongy Moths, from objects of aversion to that of reverence, signifies my realization that everything has ‘‘two sides of one coin.’

I dreamt up the dualistic window spaces of The J-Spot, which separates east from the west as a highly suitable tool to invite viewers to the middle ground and suggest the tension of the opposites in a form of craft-mystical installation.

Birth and death, love and hate, good and evil, proliferation and decay, past and future, light and dark; these are spectrums of aspects that have allowed me to appreciate each divine moment while allowing me to understand who I am eternally becoming— constantly towards the opposite.

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Thesis Exhibition: Emily Culbert

 'Quilts, Snapdragons, and Spoons' 
April 19-21, 2022
3-6:00PM
205 Richmond Street West, room 418. 

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You’re invited to attend a MFA thesis exhibition by Steven Schmid titled: 

Mish-Mish: The Makeshift Party

OCAD U Graduate Studios
205 Richmond W, Room 418

Opening: April 29, 5-7 pm
Exhibition runs: April 30 - May 5, 1-5 pm

Please email the artist at steven.schmid@ocadu.ca or send an Instagram message if you would like to arrange a meeting outside of these hours.

See you then!

Steven Schmid
https://www.stevenhschmid.com
https://www.instagram.com/stevenhschmid/

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Fluid Things is an MFA thesis exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Stephen Severn, which considers how an orientation to objects as vibrant things is an orientation to flux and open futurity. The installation includes video projection of an urn captured using a 1970s Rutt/Etra video synthesizer — an analogue raster manipulation device for real-time video animation — and photographic manipulation using the raster graphic digital image editing software, Photoshop, to engage with the vibrant thing’s orientation to possibility and indeterminate variation.

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Join us for these exciting final thesis exhibitions by our graduating students ! 

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OCAD U is hosting a cross institutional Thesis Pitch event with Emily Carr University, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University and Alberta University of the Arts Elevate/or Thesis Pitch event. We are inviting students to present their thesis “elevator pitch”. To attend as an audience member, RSVP to the calendar invite sent to your student/faculty email.

To watch, register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/inter-school-elevateor-pitch-thesis-event-tickets-310109454727

“So tell me, what’s your thesis about?” It’s a question we often dread but are often asked as we work on our Master’s in Arts, Fine Arts or Design theses. The response is frequently called the “elevator pitch,” that is, relating a major concept in a short timeframe (from when we enter at ground level to when we exit at our designated floor). Now there’s an opportunity to share these pitches, to ‘elevate’ our theses to a shared space between disciplines.

These are intended to be very brief pitches and will be time-limited to FOUR minutes with an accompanying image or set of images shared in a synchronous online forum. The length of this event might change depending on the number of participants.

Please reach out to Meichen Waxer (mwaxer@ocadu.ca) and/or Josh Paglione (jpaglione@ocadu.ca) in the Grad Studies Office with any questions or accommodation requests.

Guidelines:

  • Pitch presenters should pre-register with Eventbrite 
  • These pitches will be presented online in a synchronous zoom event (i.e. not pre-recorded).
  • Presentations are limited to four minutes maximum, and moderators will be instructed to call time exactly at four minutes. Timing begins as soon as the presenter starts. Moderators will indicate when there is one minute remaining.
  • Each participant will present one or more slides, animations, or videos as part of their pitch. These can include electronic media such as animations, renderings, VR, AR, video and audio clips but this is not required. The slide(s) must be in view for the entire time the presenter is speaking. This component should be auto-timed so the presenter or moderator are not manually operating these during the presentation.
  • Props or examples of work may be used if desired.
  • Presentations must be spoken or signed (with ASL sign language interpreter) and can also include various forms of oration, including but not limited to poetry, song, spoken word, performance, etc.  
  • Notes should not be used and it is expected that the presentations are not “read off the screen”; that is, this should be somewhat committed to memory unlike formal conference papers and such.
  • This will be a collaborative sharing event and non-competitive (no awarding of winners or ranking). Post-event there will be opportunities for formal response/feedback from co-participants and a panel from the four art/design universities. 
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Via, Zoom (Register via Eventbrite)
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Free! All welcome :)
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OCAD U is hosting a cross institutional Thesis Pitch event with Emily Carr University, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University and Alberta University of the Arts Elevate/or Thesis Pitch event. We are inviting students to present their thesis “elevator pitch”. To attend as an audience member, RSVP to the calendar invite sent to your student/faculty email.

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When: April 12, 2022 10AM-12PM

Register here: https://bit.ly/PandemicDesign

The event will feature guest talks, discussion and a Q & A session with Dr. Gary Bloch, Tai Huynh and Sophia Ikura. The Q & A will be moderated by INCD Student Japjot Singh and DHEA student Beverly Freedman. An ASL interpreter will be present for accessibility purposes. If you have any questions or require any accommodations, please contact Josh Paglione jpaglione@ocadu.ca or Meichen Waxer mwaxer@ocadu.ca.

Dr. Gary Bloch, Family Physician with St. Michael’s Hospital and Inner City Health Associates

Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael’s Hospital and Inner City Health Associates, and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.  His clinical, program innovation, education, research, policy and advocacy interests focus on the intersection between primary care, health equity and the social determinants of health.  He is an AMS Phoenix Fellow and a Senior Fellow with the Wellesley Institute.

Tai Huynh, Creative Director, UHN OpenLab and Editor, The Local Magazine

Tai Huynh creative director at OpenLab, a design and innovation centre at the University Health Network. He’s also editor-in-chief of The Local Magazine and co-founder of Choosing Wisely Canada. Tai has an MDes degree from OCAD University.

Sophia Ikura, Executive Director Common Solutions Lab 

Sophia launched Health Commons to dedicate space to building practical solutions that address health disparities. The mission and vision for the Lab is the culmination of 18+ years of learning in health and social policy. Prior to this, Sophia was the Senior Director of Strategy and Community Engagement for health services planning in Toronto. She served as Senior Policy Advisor to three Ministers of Health and as Senior Health Advisor to the Premier of Ontario.

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Online via Zoom: Register via Eventbrite for Zoom link. https://bit.ly/PandemicDesign
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Free! All welcome!
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Pandemic Design: Reflections and Paths Forwards. Sharing experiences of Pandemic related challenges, interventions, resilience, and success.

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connection_found is an online group exhibition organized by feelSpace featuring works by Ronnie Clarke, Taylor Jolin, Leia Kook-Chun, Madeleine Lychek and Paula Tovar, Noelle Wharton-Ayer, and Becca Wijshijer. At times humorous, and other times tender, these meditations illustrate the quirks of navigating intimacy in the digital realm as it inadvertently relates back to the body in the physical world. As the name connection_found implies, the works within this exhibition understand connection and intimacy in broad subsets: a found connection between an individual and their complicated cultural history (Wharton-Ayer), between lovers separated by an ocean (Lychek and Tovar), between strangers online (Kook-Chun), between the corporeal and the digital (Clarke), between where we are and where we’ve never been (Jolin), and with alternate versions of ourselves (Wijshijer). Together, these works trace and re-trace digital intimacy, touch, and the body as it moves and navigates towards the virtual realm.

 

More literally, connection_found also suggests the curatorial alignment of these works in a digital context which, in and of itself, requires finding connection. At the core of the exhibition, connection_found simultaneously expands, individuates, and links the collective experience of existing on the internet.

 

curated by feelSpace

feelSpace is an ad hoc interdisciplinary curatorial collective based in Tkaronto at OCAD University. The collective is interested in the implications and potential of curatorial practice within, through, and around digital spaces.

 

Image credit: Madeleine Lychek & Paula Tovar

Featuring works by: Taylor Jolin, Ronnie Clarke, Becca Wijshijer, Leia Kook-Chun, Noelle Wharton-Ayer, Madeleine Lycheck & Paula Tovar

 

Opening Reception Thursday, December 5th, 6PM-8PM

Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W. Level G

 

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What is Digital Futures OPEN SHOW?

The Digital Futures OPEN Show is an annual exhibition where we show our best and most interesting work that’s happening RIGHT NOW. The collection of work presented is intended to represent a survey of current ideas, concepts, themes, theories, tools, techniques, and trends being explored by the Digital Futures community. Last year’s inaugural OPEN Show was a big success and we’re excited to do it again.

OPEN comes from the fact that this call is open to our whole community. The show will include works from current Digital Futures undergraduate students, graduate students AND faculty. Works include physical computing prototypes, data visualizations, digital entertainment, games, wearable technology, interactive installations and performances. For anyone who has asked the question “What IS Digital Futures anyway?” - we’re hoping this exhibition will continue to provide some answers.

What is Digital Futures?

Digital Futures is an undergraduate and graduate program at OCAD University that combines creative approaches to emerging technologies and critical thinking to prototype possible futures. Digital Futures faculty and students are world leaders in physical computing, data visualization, digital entertainment, wearable technology, smart materials, music technology and games.

When is it happening?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:00-9:00PM

Where is it happening?

An assortment of rooms on the Ground ("G" on the elevator) and 7th Floor.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Free all welcome!
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OCADU Graduate Gallery & Digital Futures HQ
205 Richmond St. West
Ground Floor & 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1V3
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The form of the book — whether as novel, course text, or art book — draws from traditions that tend toward reflecting a social status quo. But the book and its related productions have tremendous potential to disrupt, disturb, and disentangle colonial legacies and point to new non-hierarchical principles. The course takes the question of the book and encourage these new possibilities, both through an intellectual and making process. Some considerations will include engaging with and responding to the inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art; reinterpreting the book through re-use, recycling, and remaking; intellectual/writing/discussion opportunities; theoretical and critical challenges posed by Indigenous, postcolonial, and decolonizing methods; and the production of an exhibition at the Graduate Gallery that reflects the pedagogies of the course.

Opening Reception and Grad Studies end of term celebration: November 29th from 5PM-10PM

Gallery Open Daily from November 29- December 2 from 7:30AM-7:30PM

Exhibitors:

Deborah Barnett

Jason Burke

Natalie Chuck

Jaime Hilditch

Cayden Johnson

Andrew Kostjuk

Ashok Mathur

Claudia McKnight

Victoria Milne

Patricia Pasten

Jevonne Peters

Sheetal Prasad

Katlin Walsh

Danny Walsh

Cost
Free
Email
gradstudies@ocadu.ca
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Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. W.
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Join the Decolonizing the Book grad students for a reception at their Open Circle exhibit and an end of year celebration for gra
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One of the most important aspects of university life is the sharing and discussion of ideas. The colloquium — or academic conference or seminar — represents an invaluable opportunity for graduate students to present their thesis/MRP work. Each graduate program at OCAD University hosts such an event with the goal of having students discuss their thesis or MRP work. Open to the university and wider community, these colloquia are defined by intellectual rigor, the presentation of original ideas and work and critical discussions.

CCP & CADN

October 1st 9AM-4PM @ Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond  St. W.)

DF

September 17 & 24 9AM-3PM @ DF Studio RM 610 (205 Richmond  St. W.)

IAMD

October 8-10 9AM -4PM @ Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond  St. W.)

INCD

October 23, 30, & November 6 9AM-10AM @ RM 322 (230 Richmond St. W.)

Cost
Free
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gradstudies@ocadu.ca
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The Digital Futures thesis students will be presenting their research to advisors, fellow students and the OCAD University Commu
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Through a masterful subversion of the sources, David R. Carlson recreates the birth of Venus. He does this by referring himself to the original depiction by Hesiod of Venus as born from the dismembered male gods. Carlson takes the original Greek spelling of the Venus’ name, “penis loving” and in the process restores her power. Centuries of misspelling, or misreading of the original spelling as “laughter-loving” gave Venus a "kinder" sort of beauty, obfuscating her power as creator and created. Carlson also brings into the narration of Venus’ birth, elements of the story as told by Ovid and his close contemporaries. For his part Rei Misiri brings the renewed goddess to life through his own expert marrying of traditional calligraphic techniques, dance movement and street art. His mastery of calligraphic expression at different scales has proven instrumental in the shape and form of the chapbook. Designed by Deborah Barnett, this exquisitely produced imprint, puts to use traditional letterpress techniques, alongside the latest iterations of digital technology. The type, Mason Sans, designed by Jonathan Barnbrook, is employed for the titling. The text is set in the Absara family of fonts, designed by Xavier Dupré in 2005. The paper is Canaletto Bianco felt for the pages, and vintage Fabriano for the cover. The chapbook is hand sewn in an edition of 52 signed and numbered copies.  The Birth of Venus, Cock-Swallower comprises the entirety of someone:elements, the defining umbrella for the four elements that make up Someone Editions’ adventure in print making, celebrating water, air, earth, and fire.
The series Editor is Beatriz Hausner. David R. Carlson is the author of many outstanding publications, including English Humanist Books 1475-1525, Chaucer’s Jobs, scholarly books on John Gower and Thomas Elyot, and a vast and astonishingly diverse body of work in the areas of Book-History and Renaissance printing, including Wyatt, Skelton Barclay, Erasmus and More. Important also in Carlson’s bibliography are his works on Middle English romance and historiography, Anglo-Saxon literature and Late Antique poetry.  Rei Misiri is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. Originally from Tirana, Albania he finds in urban art and dance an outlet to embrace his identity. He combines visual art, dance, and film to bridge the gap between street culture and high art. Misiri’s dynamic juxtapositions of traditional calligraphy and contemporary street art have been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, the Scope Art Show and the Versace Mansion during Art Basel Miami (2018), and many other institutions. 

Deborah Barnett brings to limited edition chapbook publishing her roots in visual art, her background in professional graphic design and deep expertise in limited edition publishing, where her focus is the exploration of innovative connections: traditional letterpress meets new media. As one of the founders of Dreadnaught, the legendary Canadian letterpress printing collective, Barnett is ideally positioned to make Someone Editions a leader in the field.  Deborah Barnet is a Master’s candidate at OCAD University and College Printer at the John M. Kelly Library.

 

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The participating artworks respond to, tackle, or pursue the structural approaches and components of Artificial Nature: a form of computational generative art creating artificial life ecosystems as immersive environments. The exhibition serves as a journal of how each artist brings their own stories in a new journey where they confront, tame, or react to their understanding of computation, natural systems, or immersive finesse.

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