Phil Smith (Lecturer - Faculty of Community + Culture) has a major article in the current issue of the Faulkner Journal published by the University of Central Florida.
The article, entitled "'The Megaphone's Bellowing and Bodiless Profanity': If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem and the Culture of Cacophony", examines the American writer William Faulkner's novels of the 1930's within the context of the emergent media culture of this period, in particular that of radio, recordings, and early "talking pictures".
Further details on this issue can be found here and the Emily Carr Library will have a copy available shortly.
As one of seven new residencies in the Vancouver Park Board Field House Studio Residency Project, sessional faculty Germaine Koh is launching the new community-based project League at Elm Park in Vancouver-Kerrisdale. League will be an open weekly gathering for the purpose of playing sports and games invented by members of the community. Each game, its playing field and its strategies will evolve through trial and improvisation, and new and unusual equipment may be invented.
*Update* VIFF has shortlisted Crimes of Mike Reckett for the Best Canadian Feature Film Award. We'll keep you posted!
The project RAW DATA initiates a process of collaboration between artists and physicists from Canada and Germany. By using the practice of artistic transformation, a chain reaction of works is generated and hence a concrete problem from physics is translated to four aesthetic media - sound, body, language and image. In this way, diverse forms of artistic works are developed and artistic “raw data” is provided which in turn is to be re-translated into the scientific realm.
Landon Mackenzie: Nervous Centre, at the ESKER Foundation, is the first solo show of this new 15,000 square foot beautiful gallery created for Calgary.
This exhibition combined with a 90 page colour catalogue with essay by Dr. Glen Lowry, will be the most comprehensive of Mackenzie's career to date. Guest lectures by Dr. Shep Steiner and Five Soundsacpes by Dennis Burke make Emily Carr's involvement in this project notable.
Opening September 7, 2012, until January 5, 2013 (vernissage September 6 from 6 - 10pm) the show covers work from the past 15 years including never before seen new large canvases and works on paper. Significant public programming is planned to compliment access and scholarship.
Launch of Associate Professor Randy Lee Cutler's commissioned essay by Other Sights for Artists Projects. The writing explores Sessional Faculty member and MAA alumni Holly Schimdt's public art project Grow, on the periphery of the Olympic Village In South East False Creek.
Associate Professor Charles Dobson, along with city planners Christina DeMarco and Ted Sebastian, have won an Award of Excellence in the City of Vancouver's Re-THINK Housing Open Ideas Competition.
Their proposal "Thin Streets: Turning Asphalt into Affordable Housing" was one of seven selected from a field of sixty-eight received by the Mayor's Task Force on Housing Affordability.
For more information on the competition and the winning proposal, please see the Vancouver Sun article.
SPIRITLANDS: t/HERE: Marian Penner Bancroft
Selected Photo Works 1975-2000
Associate Professor and former student Marian Penner Bancroft has been exhibiting her work in North America and Europe for more than thirty years. While photography has been her primary medium, she has also incorporated drawing, text, sound, sculpture and video into work that evocatively engages with the intersection of photography, social history and personal memory.
Professor Landon Mackenzie opens Landon Mackenzie: Mapping History at the historic Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History. Several of Mackenzie's best known large format mapping paintings will be on display in this solo show, which also includes rarely seen small paintings.
An opening reception will take place on Friday, July 13 from 7 to 9pm and the exhibit runs until September 16, 2012.
Mackenzie will give a talk, free and open to the public, at 1pm on Saturday July 14.
This summer the Burnaby Art Gallery presents The Moveable Feast, a public project by alumna and sessional faculty member Holly Schmidt. The Moveable Feast is a series of workshops, edible events, free youth programs and a vegetable garden beside Ceperley House in Deer Lake Park.
The Moveable Feast responds to the current global mobility of food in the context of rapidly dwindling food varieties. Interested in issues surrounding urban farming, food production and consumption Schmidt has constructed a series of planters complete with seating areas and work tables, planting various vegetable that she will be cultivating throughout the summer.