Upcoming Thesis Exhibitions

For the time being

IAMD Faculty Exhibition – For the time being

Birch Contemporary is pleased to present For the time being a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Ginette Legaré. Legaré’s new sculptural works mine what remains available in reused objects and materials after their initial inscription in, and erasure from, more functional work sites. In these sculptures and installations she continues to expand her search into the often overlooked and elusive relations among objects within the various social, material, and historical contexts they occupy. Essentially, as she puts it “Though much has been said about objects, they remain disarmingly intriguing. They compel me to engage with the ideas, perceptions, and other intangibles they inevitably host.”

Date

Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 11:30am to Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 11:30am

http://birchcontemporary.com/exhibition/tbd

Birch Contemporary

Poetics of Trash

Poetics of Trash – IAMD thesis exhibition by Sandra van Ruymbeke

The Poetics of Trash explores trash and spatial ruin sites by employing media of sculpture, video, photography and assemblage. Based on the premise that trash, in western culture is constructed to be marginalized if not also to be completely invisible, the installation emphasizes visualization and the creation of an immersive experience. One of the pieces, entitled Poetic Under World of Trash (2016), shot at a scrap metal site consists of a slow-motion video of a large pile of discarded industrial waste. The meditative pace of the images give the affect of being underwater or in an otherworldly dimension. Other artworks include a monumental pile of trash brought into the Graduate Gallery and back-lit photographs of hyper-detailed images of trash.  The installation upends preconceived notions of trash revealing the performative qualities of the material, opening new ways to reconceptualise and ruminate on back-end production and the potentiality of garbage.

Opening Reception: Thursday March 30 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Exhibition open hours:
Tuesday, March 28, 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 29, 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday, March 31, 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 1, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Luke Painter

IAMD Faculty Exhibition – Luke Painter: Modern Wand

Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 7:00 pm

Luke Painter’s art practice explores the relationships between historical and contemporary design and art movements by creating formal, narrative and tangential connections between them.  In this current exhibition titled, Modern Wand, Painter has created a number of sculptures that are amalgams and translations of historical design objects and furniture.

More information on the exhibition: http://ideaexchange.org/art/exhibition/modern-wand

More information on the IAMD program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

Phases of Dance

Phases of Dance – IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Iveta Karpathyova

Opening Reception: March 31,  6 – 9 pm

Phases of Dance:
Traditional animation rotoscoping design for dance technique in bachata.

Phase
noun \ˈfāz\
1 :  a part or step in a process : one part in a series of related events or actions
2 :  an aspect or part under consideration

Origin and Etymology of phase
New Latin phasis, from Greek, appearance of a star, phase of the moon, from phainein to show (to appear).

Screened inside the Black Box, Phases of Dance is a classical animation that opens up with an appearance of a star that transforms into a dancer. Hand-drawn over the course of two months, this three minute bachata dance animation is made up of 2070+ individual drawings. These thousands of frames will be lined up for viewing in the Open Space Gallery.

The production explored traditional animation as a design tool for documenting embodied knowledge in my dance practice. In manually rendering body movement at 12 frames per second, I approached rotoscoping as systematic process that allowed me to analyze and communicate aspects of bodily expression and technique in bachata. In this process, I was experimenting with a variety of hand-drawn effects that placed emphasis on movement, expression, performance and musicality.

Phases of Dance was made with the technique of Rotoscoping that is perhaps most widely recognized from A-ha’s music video Take On Me. It uses live-action film as a base for drawing, whereby the animator traces over the footage, one frame as a time. As such, the production began with a filmed bachata choreography performed by my dance partner Pavlo Farmakidis and I. The edited video was exported the rate of 12 frames per second – the length of time each drawing frame is visible when projected –  providing a base for 2,100 hand-drawn frames that I was illustrating consecutively on daily basis in two months. Some of the production process was captured on my website: http://www.ivetaka.com/animated-animator.

This is the Artists Objective

This is the Artists’ Object(ive) – CCP Thesis Exhibition curated by Emily Peltier

Monday, April 3, 2017 –

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Website

https://omitlimitation.com/art-space/

Location

Blank Canvas Gallery, 890 St Clair Avenue West, York, Ontario

Consumed

Consumed – CCP Thesis Exhibition curated by Emily Cluett

Opening Reception: April 5, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Open daily from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Consumed presents interactive, instructional food-based artworks by Basil AlZeri, Diane Borsato, Mark Clintberg, Myung-Sun Kim, Sooyeong Lee, Max Lupo, Peter Morin, Lisa Myers, and Dana Prieto. Visitors are invited to enact the newly conceived and reimagined rituals put forward by these artists with food and supplies offered in the gallery space. Building on the histories of relational aesthetics and multi-sensorial engagement, Cluett believes that “[t]his thesis achieves a new understanding of the nuanced complexities of mealtime rituals and suggests that current approaches to eating may be in need of some adjustment.” Artist’s multiples of the instructional works are also available for visitors to take home and experiment with in other environments.

Please direct inquiries to curator Emily Cluett at ocadu.consumed@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 – 11:00am to Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 6:00pm

ocadu.consumed@gmail.com

Website http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htmLocation: Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street W

Masqueerraid

Mas’queer’raid – an IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Thomas Haskell

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Monday, April 10, 2017 – 1:00pm to Sunday, April 16, 2017 – 7:00pm

https://www.tshaskell.com/

Location: Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street

 

CURRENT

 

CURRENT: Digital Futures Gra Exhibition

Noun: a flow of electricity which results from the ordered directional movement of electrically charged particles; a body of water or air moving in a definite direction; the course of events. Adjective: belonging to or existing in the present time; happening now.


Digital Futures Graduate Exhibition 2017

The Digital Futures Graduate Exhibition is an annual event hosted by Graduate Studies at OCAD University and our partners the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Media Lab.


CURRENT
features the Master’s thesis projects of 12 Digital Futures graduate students. Thesis work ranges from augmented and virtual reality to digital and electronic fabrication, holography, digital artworks, serious games, data visualisation, transmedia storytelling and immersive audio-visual environments.


Exhibitors

Michael Carnevale
Margarita Castro
Ling Ding
Marcus Gordon
Leon Lu
Marcelo Müller Luft
Jordan Shaw
Nimrah Syed
Fusun Uzun
Egill Runar Vidarsson
Jazmine Yerbury
Davidson Minsheng Zheng

 

 

SHOWS: Mas’queer’raid – an IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Thomas Haskell

Masqueerraid

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Monday, April 10, 2017 – 1:00pm to Sunday, April 16, 2017 – 7:00pm

https://www.tshaskell.com/

Location: Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street

SHOWS: Consumed – CCP Thesis Exhibition curated by Emily Cluett

Consumed

Opening Reception: April 5, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Open daily from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Consumed presents interactive, instructional food-based artworks by Basil AlZeri, Diane Borsato, Mark Clintberg, Myung-Sun Kim, Sooyeong Lee, Max Lupo, Peter Morin, Lisa Myers, and Dana Prieto. Visitors are invited to enact the newly conceived and reimagined rituals put forward by these artists with food and supplies offered in the gallery space. Building on the histories of relational aesthetics and multi-sensorial engagement, Cluett believes that “[t]his thesis achieves a new understanding of the nuanced complexities of mealtime rituals and suggests that current approaches to eating may be in need of some adjustment.” Artist’s multiples of the instructional works are also available for visitors to take home and experiment with in other environments.

Please direct inquiries to curator Emily Cluett at ocadu.consumed@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 – 11:00am to Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 6:00pm

ocadu.consumed@gmail.com

Website http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htmLocation: Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street W

SHOWS: This is the Artists’ Object(ive) – CCP Thesis Exhibition curated by Emily Peltier

This is the Artists Objective

Monday, April 3, 2017 –

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Cost

FREE

Website

https://omitlimitation.com/art-space/

Location

Blank Canvas Gallery, 890 St Clair Avenue West, York, Ontario

SHOWS: Phases of Dance – IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Iveta Karpathyova

 

Phases of Dance

Opening Reception: March 31,  6 – 9 pm

Phases of Dance:
Traditional animation rotoscoping design for dance technique in bachata.

Phase
noun \ˈfāz\
1 :  a part or step in a process : one part in a series of related events or actions
2 :  an aspect or part under consideration

Origin and Etymology of phase
New Latin phasis, from Greek, appearance of a star, phase of the moon, from phainein to show (to appear).

Screened inside the Black Box, Phases of Dance is a classical animation that opens up with an appearance of a star that transforms into a dancer. Hand-drawn over the course of two months, this three minute bachata dance animation is made up of 2070+ individual drawings. These thousands of frames will be lined up for viewing in the Open Space Gallery.

SHOWS: IAMD Faculty Exhibition – Luke Painter: Modern Wand

Luke Painter

 

Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 7:00 pm

Luke Painter’s art practice explores the relationships between historical and contemporary design and art movements by creating formal, narrative and tangential connections between them.  In this current exhibition titled, Modern Wand, Painter has created a number of sculptures that are amalgams and translations of historical design objects and furniture.

More information on the exhibition: http://ideaexchange.org/art/exhibition/modern-wand

More information on the IAMD program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

SHOWS: Poetics of Trash – IAMD thesis exhibition by Sandra van Ruymbeke

Poetics of Trash

The Poetics of Trash explores trash and spatial ruin sites by employing media of sculpture, video, photography and assemblage. Based on the premise that trash, in western culture is constructed to be marginalized if not also to be completely invisible, the installation emphasizes visualization and the creation of an immersive experience. One of the pieces, entitled Poetic Under World of Trash (2016), shot at a scrap metal site consists of a slow-motion video of a large pile of discarded industrial waste. The meditative pace of the images give the affect of being underwater or in an otherworldly dimension. Other artworks include a monumental pile of trash brought into the Graduate Gallery and back-lit photographs of hyper-detailed images of trash.  The installation upends preconceived notions of trash revealing the performative qualities of the material, opening new ways to reconceptualise and ruminate on back-end production and the potentiality of garbage.

Opening Reception: Thursday March 30 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Exhibition open hours:
Tuesday, March 28, 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 29, 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday, March 31, 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 1, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

SHOWS: IAMD Faculty Exhibition – For the time being

For the time being

Birch Contemporary is pleased to present For the time being a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Ginette Legaré. Legaré’s new sculptural works mine what remains available in reused objects and materials after their initial inscription in, and erasure from, more functional work sites. In these sculptures and installations she continues to expand her search into the often overlooked and elusive relations among objects within the various social, material, and historical contexts they occupy. Essentially, as she puts it “Though much has been said about objects, they remain disarmingly intriguing. They compel me to engage with the ideas, perceptions, and other intangibles they inevitably host.”

Date

Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 11:30am to Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 11:30am

http://birchcontemporary.com/exhibition/tbd

Birch Contemporary

CONFERENCE: Design for Health at Impact Health Summit – April 3rd

 

Toronto is hosting its first-ever Health Innovation Week, bringing together the global health innovation community to secure investments, create partnerships and network with leaders in the sector. The Impact Health Summit (April 3rd), opens the week for industry leaders, healthcare investors, startups, enterprises and policymakers to  convene  and discuss successes, opportunities and challenges for Toronto as a human health and sciences cluster.

The Design for Health program will have a booth at the summit, showcasing the program and student work.

The Impact Health Summit runs from 7:30AM to 9:00PM on Monday, April 3rd. For a detailed schedule and to purchase a ticket, please click here: http://www.tohealth.ca/impact-health-2017/ To save 50% on the registration fee, please use the code TO_VIP.

OPPORTUNITY:Internet Content and New Media Officer III

 

Duties

Designs and coordinates the creation of communications products, including signs, posters, brochures, social media posts, and web pages, in order to support community engagement activities associated with Parks Canada’s infrastructure program.

Work environment

Ontario’s historic canals are defining features of Canada and provide communities and visitors with beauty, recreation, and a unique sense of history. Parks Canada plays a leadership role in the protection of these special places.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 800 words (maximum)

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

• Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college with specialization in communications, web design, computer science, public relations, or other discipline relevant to the position or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in development, delivery and management of web communication products for multiple clients;
• Experience in working in support of the development, review, approval and posting of web content;
• Experience in digital design for communications products such as fliers, brochures, and signs

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

• Experience in creating and maintaining a variety of web pages using a content management system.
• Experience contributing to the development and delivery of programs and tools related to stakeholder and partner engagement;

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of website creation, management, and maintenance techniques using a Web content management system.
• Knowledge of digital design software and web technology related to the development and maintenance of web sites.

• Ability to assess needs, conceptualize and develop the most appropriate web communications products;
• Ability to analyze research findings in the development of effective web-based content;
• Ability to advise management and staff on best use of internet.

• A creative leader who makes things happen, strives for excellence and is able to work well within existing government policy and communicates effectively.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

• Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate, corporate orientation, objectives and programs;
• Knowledge of government policy and standards for internet communication;
• Knowledge of web communication principles, current and emerging techniques and practices;

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – Obtain and maintain Reliability Status

• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform.
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
• Possession of a valid Driver’s license OR personal mobility to the extent normally associated with the possession of a valid Driver’s license within the limits of the Treasury Board Policy.

Other information

Applicants who are screened in for assessment must be available for evaluation in Peterborough, Ontario.

Random selection may be used to identify which applicants will be assessed in this appointment process.

Preference may be given to applicants and/or qualified candidates based on geography, language abilities, availability, which is consistent with the guidelines for assignment of work.

An appointment being made as a result of a relative merit process is based on right fit. Right fit can be defined as appointing the right qualified person in the right position at the right time, with consideration given to the current and future needs of the position and the organization as defined by the delegated manager.

Candidates may be offered positions as they are assessed, found qualified, and have confirmed their availability for mandatory training. In order to be considered first it is important to make yourself available for all assessments and training, as well as inform your references ahead of time that we may be contacting them.

The hiring manager reserves the right to determine whether or not your status on the qualifying list will remain active should you fail to respond to an offer of employment by the indicated deadline, or if you fail to attend or are unavailable for a mandatory training session.

All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the Parks Canada representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.
In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact (Name of HRM), Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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