Posted: October 19th, 2010
Owen Chapman will be performing with Clara Furey at Theatre Quat-Sous, Montreal for 5 nights from Oct 21-25 2010. The evening will feature original songs composed by Furey for piano and voice, with arrangements and accompaniment executed by Chapman using a variety of live sound technologies including turntable, contact microphones, wine glasses, drum machine, Ableton Live, a Martenot Clavi-harp, an array of effects pedals, MIDI keyboards and voice. A few of Chapman’s own compositions will also be featured. The evening will include other guest performers as well as video projections prepared by Jonathan Inksetter. For more information, please consult http://www.quatsous.com
Posted: September 29th, 2010
Media Gallery Exhibition: Ear on Arm, featuring video by Stelarc.
Where: Media Gallery, Department of Communication Studies
CJ building 1.419, Loyola Campus
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
When: October 21-December 1st, 2010
Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9-4:45 pm and Friday 9-12:45 pm.
For additional information please call Tagny Duff at 514-848-2424 ext 2560
Vernissage: The artist will be in attendance
Where: CJ Atrium, Loyola Campus
When: October 21, 4:30-6:15pm
Public lecture: Stelarc
Where: Oscar Peterson Hall, Loyola Campus
When: October 21, 6:30pm
Free and open to the public: http://fluxmedia.concordia.ca
“I have always been intrigued about engineering a soft prosthesis using my own skin, as a permanent modification of the body architecture. The assumption being that if the body was altered it might mean adjusting its awareness. Engineering an alternate anatomical architecture, one that also performs telematically. Certainly what becomes important now is not merely the body’s identity, but its connectivity- not its mobility or location, but its interface.” – Stelarc
Sponsored by Fluxmedia in partnership with Concordia and the Communication Studies Department, Incubator Hybrid Lab at the Intersection of Art, Science and Ecology, University of Windsor, Elektra, NXI Gestatio, Hexagram/CIAM UQAM, Mobile Media Labs, Media Gallery, Dept. Communication Studies, Hexagram Concordia Center for Research Creation, and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Image: Nina Sellars
Posted: September 14th, 2010
‘The Visual Language of Herbert Matter’
A new documentary film by Reto Caduff
October 23rd 2010 at 7.30pm
Concordia University (Hall Building H-110)
1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal
The Quebec premiere of a fascinating new documentary film on the life and work of Herbert Matter, the hugely influential mid-century artist, designer and photographer. The director, Reto Caduff, will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
Free and open to the public. More info: http://www.herbertmatter.net
Concordia Signs Project; Dr Carole Brabant, Office of the Vice President of Research & Graduate Studies, Concordia University; ICOGRADA; Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University; Department of Design & Computation Arts, Concordia University.
Posted: September 3rd, 2010
The Media Gallery, in the Department of Communication Studies, is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibition, Endeavour, by performance and media artist Frances Leeming. This exhibition, consisting of two animated film loops and a separate audio-track, is a wry and whimsical response to such historical but failed initiatives as the Women’s Space Program (1960) characterized as “prefeminist agitation” and a threat to NASA’s manned space exploration.
Frances Leeming’s work explores the relationship between gender, technology, and consumerism. Leeming’s media projects have been exhibited internationally and her films have been collected by the National Gallery of Canada and Cornell University. Her collage animation, Genetic Admiration was nominated for numerous festival prizes and won the grand prize at Toronto’s Images Festival (2005). Her performance and film work has been written about by numerous critics and historians and has been published in several anthologies. Leeming, a graduate of Concordia University and a former professor in Communication Studies, now teaches in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University.
Endeavour runs from September 7th until October 15th, in the Media Gallery, CJ Building 1.419, located at Concordia University’s Loyola campus, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9-4:45 pm and Friday 9-12:45 pm.
For additional information please call Rae Staseson at 514-848-2424 x2555.