Thursday, October 31, 2013

Babble (Babel) Public Performance Event, Hart House, University of Toronto Feb 8-10, 2014

Artists: ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee), Margaret Dragu, Christine Brault.
Event Guest Blogger & Writer: Winnipeg media artist, academic and educator Joanna Black
For map and directions to Hart House:
Accessibility entrance to Hart House off of Tower Road from Hoskin Avenue. Elevator provides access from 1st to 3rd floor. Performances are on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. Lost ? Check in with the HUB at Hart House entrance and they will direct you.

ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee)
Entertaining without a Maid
In the fall, ARTIFACTS took up the English upper-middle-classed language of etiquette in Entertaining without a Maid. Hart House, as representative of a history of the “gentleman” and that which is “proper” in Upper Canada, framed this conversation well. In February, ARTIFACTS will continue with this theme and will also work as collaborative provocateurs with Babble (Babel) content.
Feb 8, Board Room, 1-2 pm
Feb 10, South Sitting Room, 1-2 pm

Mixed ID’s: Seek—sort—connect—assemble— res-sembler—ras-sembler
I come from a mixed background composed of French, Scottish and maybe from other unknown roots and ones I can now create or imagine. Playing with meaning of words and double meanings as corporal gestures, I will use words related to land, identity, ways of expression, mostly coming from Latin, French and English, and create an in-between language to comprehend the mixed roots intertwined in my own being. I will write words on myself and others. I will record murmurs of words or questions…
Feb 8 & 10, Chapel, 2-3pm

VERB WOMAN: Dictionary for a Conscious Corpus

Verb Woman explores body, language, injury, connectedness and disconnectedness through a durational performance that draws on Margaret Dragu’s 40+ years as both a professional artist and personal fitness trainer/movement instructor. Verb Woman uses anatomy texts, English-to-other-language dictionaries, idiomatic dictionaries and other reference books to physically explore common injury sites and their rehab protocols and notions of mentoring and education of girls as an instrument for social change.
Feb 8 & 10, Bickersteth Room, 11 am-1 pm

Public Discussion: Feminist Performance: Collaboration and Intervention
 Feb 9, 2-4 pm Reading Room, Hart House

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Joint Exhibition Openings

In speaking to art and design education, one tends to reference curriculum, the students taught, the educational contexts, and teachers’ pedagogy; but what about our own unique experiences of, and affective, experiential and aesthetic responses to teaching and learning? Our process as artists inextricably intertwines art making and multileveled learning. We are responsive to and responsible for our own personal and project development and their realization. As art and design educators we reflect on our teaching moments and in doing so inform our art practice; this is a reciprocal and complex relationship.
Two concurrent exhibitions at OCAD University and at OISE, University of Toronto strategically and evocatively map artist-teachers learning as process, as evocation and as provocation.
Artists Teaching//Learning Zone, 122 St Patrick Street, OCAD University
Opening Oct 30th 12 - 2.30pm ǀ Artists Talk: 1pm ǀ Runs to Nov 29

Graduates of OCADU’s Art and Design Education Lab (ADEL) present visual and new media work that reveals and explores the anxieties, pleasures and challenges they have encountered as emerging educators in their art and design learning and teaching.
Artists: Hudson Christie, Megan D’Angelo, Nazli Nahidi, Hareem Qureshy, Peter Rahul, Julia Sardinha, Angelina Stoilkova, Cassidy Tam.
Curatorial Advisors: Marta Chudolinska, Pam Patterson, Daniel Payne, Leena Raudvee.

Teaching Artists// CWSE Hallway Gallery, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor, University of Toronto Opening Oct 28th 5.30-7pm ǀ Artists Talk: 6pm ǀ Runs to Nov 29

Artists JJ Lee, Mei Lee Ogden, Amy Swartz and Natalie Waldburger present work in paint and scripto-visual drawing that addresses both the playfulness and complex nature of the art and learning relationship. Lee’s works on paper, originally painted collaboratively with her young daughter Mei, speak to the nature of risk, trust, care, creativity and mutuality found in this unique art making and learning relationship. Swartz’s and Waldburger’s intertwined texts draw and map a process of joint discussion.

Curatorial Collective: Pam Patterson, Leena Raudvee, Hareem Quershy.