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Kyla Mallett | Canadian Art Review

Kyla Mallett How to See and Read the Aura 2010 Installation view | photo Toni Hafkenscheid
Posted: Thu, 2013-02-07 13:26

A review of Assistant Professor Kyla Mallett’s work How to See and Read the Aura, currently exhibiting at Mercer Union in Toronto can be read at Canadian Art Magazine.

The review, written by Ashley McLellan is entitled Self-Help Book Inspires Notable Kyla Mallett Work.

Sylvia Grace Borda | Street Level Photoworks Gallery

Images from Borda's series 'IMPRESSIONS' now on exhibtion at Glasgow Street Level Photoworks
Posted: Thu, 2013-02-07 10:05

Sylvia Grace Borda, research associate, is presenting a body of 28 new photo works specially produced for Street Level, Glasgow. This newly commissioned work will be accompanied by an artist lecture, entitled The Agency of Light, wherein Sylvia will discuss the history of the photogram through the cyanotype and silver-based processes. For more info about the exhibition and lecture see Street Level Photo Works.

Harry Killas + Alan Goldman | Glowing in the Dark

Posted: Tue, 2013-01-22 10:49

What makes a city special?  On Tuesday, January 29th at 7:30pm, Vancouverites can revisit a time when their city was unique in North America for its abundance of neon signs, spilling pools of colour onto rainy nighttime streets.

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation will present the documentary Glowing in the Dark in a public screening that night at Vancouver's historic Hollywood theatre. 

Kyla Mallett | Toronto Solo Exhibition

Kyla Mallett, How to See and Read the Aura (2010) Installation view, Contemporary Art Gallery, Photo: Scott Massey
Posted: Wed, 2013-01-09 13:48

 Assistant professor Kyla Mallett has a solo exhibition at Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art in Toronto from January 10 to February 16, 2013.

The works for How to See and Read the Aura began as a tangent to Mallett’s Self-Help work. In collecting second-hand self-help materials, she encountered a book entitled How to See and Read the Aura which fell under the category of parapsychology and new-age healing. This text became a key element to her research in self-help, which Mallett expanded on in this body of work centred around this book.

Elizabeth MacKenzie + Cindy Mochizuki | Memory Festival

Posted: Tue, 2012-11-13 11:12

Sessional faculty members Elizabeth MacKenzie and Cindy Mochizuki take part in the Memory Festival at The Roundhouse Community Arts and and Recreation Centre.

The festival includes a variety of exhibitions, performances, and a special workshop.

November 13-18, 2012
Opening Reception | November 14, 5:30pm

For complete details, please visit Memory Festival.

Amber Frid-Jimenez | The Line Between Them

Posted: Tue, 2012-11-06 14:55

On the occasion of the U.S. Presidential election night, Associate Professor Amber Frid-Jimenez will give a talk on her latest book and series of artworks on the aesthetics of charisma and its persuasive technologies at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. Her talk will explore the latent intersections between design, technology and contemporary art and will take place Tuesday, November 6, at 7pm.

Phil Smith | Faulkner Journal

Posted: Fri, 2012-10-26 11:32

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.

Congratulations Phil!

Germaine Koh | League

Posted: Wed, 2012-10-17 10:29

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.

Bruce Sweeney + Dennis Burke | Crimes of Mike Reckett at TIFF/VIFF

Still from Crimes of Mike Reckett
Posted: Fri, 2012-09-28 14:24

*Update* VIFF has shortlisted Crimes of Mike Reckett for the Best Canadian Feature Film Award. We'll keep you posted!

RAW DATA | Artistic Transformation Project

The artists Randy Lee Cutler, David Khang, Ben Reeves and Stefan Smulovitz and audience.
Posted: Wed, 2012-09-19 14:06

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.

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