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Apply for INTAC before June 30!

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INTAC Exhibition, May 2017, Osaka University of Arts, Japan

OCAD U CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ART: INTAC PHOTO
Now Accepting Applicants from all Programs

International Collaboration Studio: Photo 3018
International Collaboration Studio II: Photo 3019
International Collaboration Studio III: Photo 4016
International Collaboration Studio IV: Photo 4017
1.0 credit Sept–April, 2017-18

Early deadline: June 30, continuing until course is full. Approvals at latest by end of July.  Apply in writing by e-mail to: psramek@ocadu.ca

Work on collaborative projects with students from universities around the globe in an informal, team-based environment with 15 OCAD U students. Work towards collaborative visual projects, online presentations, book publications and international exhibitions. Travel may be an option. Current collaborations feature students in Tampere (Finland), Seoul (S. Korea), Berlin (Germany), Osaka (Japan), Ahmedabad (India), Toluca (Mexico).

This past year’s work focused on the theme of ‘Turmoil’ which was explored in multiple ways as proposed and developed by student participants. Final works spanned the range from photography and video to drawing, sculpture, books and music performance. The year led to exhibitions in Osaka, Japan and at OCAD U.

This year’s theme will be Rituals.

Future exhibitions in various international countries are a possibility. Although not specifically built into the course, travel may be possible, as we hope to exhibit in Slovakia in November, 2017 and then another venue in May, 2018. In the past, groups have travelled to Japan, Finland, China, Slovakia, Berlin and South Korea in conjunction with INTAC exhibitions.

Visit INTACnet.ca to see a description of our process and examples of current and past students’ activities.

You can also check out one of our public Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/INTACinfo/

Questions and applications by e-mail to psramek@ocadu.ca

(L) INTAC Strategy Workshop, Osaka University of Arts (R) Group with Sacred Deer, Nara, Japan, May 2017

(L) INTAC Strategy Workshop, Osaka University of Arts (R) Group with Sacred Deer, Nara, Japan, May 2017

What is INTAC?

This hybrid studio course takes place over two semesters during which time students design and undertake collaborative projects with international partners. Directions identified by the group will vary from year to year, but address the ongoing goals of engaging global issues and communicating across cultures. The coming year’s overarching theme will be Rituals and participants will respond with project propsals in whatever way they may interpret this, although we hope that global and cross-cultural issues will be fore-fronted. Projects will be developed in a range of media, but particularly those that may be shared readily through online channels. For this reason, photographic and time-based formats are a primary focus, however past students have also worked in other media – most recently audio, sculpture, writing, quilting, jewelry, drawing, painting and performance.

There is also the possibility of engaging the course as an online moderator and helping to develop the online presence and functioning of the INTAC network, which is a growing international program.

Along with creating relationships with students in the various schools, you will propose project concepts, join a few project groups and produce collaborative artworks within each group. You will maintain online communication and build a sense of community with the OCAD participants in group crits, fundraising activities, an exhibition event and possibly publication. Guided by two Professors, Peter Sramek and TBC, you will take responsibility for cooperative leadership and initiative in these areas.

How?

Using class meetings, video conferencing (sometimes very early in the morning) and online blogs and popular social networking tools, students will communicate and develop projects under the guidance of the instructors at each school.  Scheduling will be flexible, responsive to the needs of the activities while much of the work will be done on the students’ individual time with their project partners using various platforms: Skype, FaceBook, E-mail, Tumblr Blogs and other channels. Specific joint activities and projects will be articulated each year, based on specific partnerships and opportunities. There will be short-term objectives and deadlines over the 8 months of the course.

It is important to note that the course structure consists of a flexible meeting schedule and the class group will not meet physically every week.

Who?

• This course is open to students in years 3 and 4 from all programs – Art, Design, INVC, LAS, DigF

• There are two sets of course codes and you must register for the paired Fall and Winter sections.

• Students who have taken the 300-level courses may continue in INTAC by registering for the 400-level ones.

Acceptance to this course is limited and will be by prior written application. Of key importance will be your commitment to exploring global perspectives. You must be self-motivated and able to work well in an environment where activity is self-initiated and online communication is at the core of the process. This is a less-structured context where you will be responsible for much of your work time on your own. You should be willing to take the lead in building new relationships, sharing ideas and communicating online. Comfort and proficiency with working in online environments is a definite plus.

The Application Process Apply Now!!

Deadline for Approval by the Faculty of Art Office is mid-July, but students will be approved in June/July as applications are received, until the positions are filled. If accepted, you will be given instructions on completing the online registration process using the appropriate codes.

Please provide: Name, Student Number, Program/Major, Year Level, Number of Accumulated Credits (at least 10),

Overall Average and E-mail address you will respond to over the summer.

Write a 500 word Statement of Intent including why you are interested in, and an excellent candidate for:

• international collaboration

• team-based project development

• socially-engaged art practices

• online learning and communication environments

• photographic, time-based and/or online formats

Describe the primary media you are thinking of working in and how you would see collaborating with a group that is in different parts of the world. Describe any previous international experiences: living, travel, programs, languages, etc.

Discuss how this course experience will fit your educational goals.

Include 5–10 captioned images of recent works in your application document (PDF, Word or Pages), which you feel

illustrate your approach to artmaking.

Email your application to psramek@ocadu.ca

Note: It is highly recommended that, unless you have already received approval for this course, you first register for a full load of courses during the registration period. All applicants will not be selected for this

program. Once registered you can drop 2 studio courses. This 1.0 credit will be equivalent to 1.0 Studio Option credit in Photography or as an elective in your major program. It can be approved as a Program Studio Option outside of Photography with special permission of your Chair.

INTAC: CALL FOR 2016-17 APPLICANTS

OCAD U CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ART: INTAC PHOTO

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International Collaboration Studio

International Collaboration Studio: PHOT 3018

International Collaboration Studio II: PHOT 3019

International Collaboration Studio III: PHOT 4016

International Collaboration Studio IV: PHOT 4017

1.0 credit Sept – April, 2016-17

Accepting Applicants from all Programs!
*Early deadline: June 15, continuing until course is full*
Approvals at latest by mid-July

Apply in writing by e-mail to: psramek@ocadu.ca

Work on collaborative projects with students from universities around the globe in an informal, team-based environment with 15 OCAD U students. Work towards collaborative visual projects, online presentations, book publications and international exhibitions. Travel may be an option.
Our current collaborations feature students in Tampere (Finland), Seoul (South Korea), Berlin (Germany), Osaka (Japan), and Ahmedabad (India).

This past year’s work focused on the theme of ‘Desire: The Double-edged Sword’ which was explored in multiple ways as proposed and developed by student participants. It led to exhibitions in Berlin, Finland and at OCAD U. Final works spanned the range from photography and video to drawing, sculpture, books and music performance. Future exhibitions in various international countries are a possibility. Although not specifically built into the course, travel may be possible, as we hope to exhibit in Japan in May, 2017. In the past, groups have travelled to Japan, Finland, China, Slovakia, Berlin and South Korea in conjunction with INTAC exhibitions.

Visit INTACnet.ca to see examples of current and past students’ activities.

Photography Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland, April 2016

Photography Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland, April 2016

WHAT?


This hybrid studio course takes place over two semesters during which time students design and undertake collaborative projects with international partners. Directions identified by the group will vary from year to year, but address the ongoing goals of engaging global issues and communicating across cultures. The coming year’s overarching theme will be Turmoil – however one may imagine this, although we hope that global socio-political issues will be forefronted. Projects will be developed in a range of media, but particularly those that may be shared readily through online channels. For this reason, photographic and time-based formats are a primary focus, however past students have worked many other ways – most recently sculpture, quilting, jewelry, painting and drawing.

It is important to note that the course structure consists of a flexible meeting schedule and the class group will not meet physically every week. Activities will include group discussions, critiques, video conferencing sessions with partner schools (sometimes very early in the morning) and considerable independent self-scheduled work and online communication.

Along with creating relationships with students in the various schools, you will propose project concepts, join a few project groups and produce collaborative artworks within each group. You will maintain online communication and build a sense of community with the OCAD participants in group crits, fundraising activities, an exhibition event and possibly publication. Guided by Peter Sramek and Meera Margaret Singh, you will take responsibility for cooperative leadership and initiative in these areas.

 

Skype Meeting, Fall 2015 /Ada Slaight Gallery, OCADU, Toronto, April 2016

Skype Meeting, Fall 2015 /Ada Slaight Gallery, OCADU, Toronto, April 2016

HOW?

Using group meetings, video conferencing and the online learning environments, as well as more public and popular social networking tools, students will communicate and develop projects under the guidance of the instructors at each school. Scheduling will be flexible, responsive to the needs of the activities while much of the work will be done on the students’ individual time with their partners using various platforms: Skype, FaceBook, E-mail, Tumblr Blogs and other channels we find. Specific joint activities and projects will be articulated each year, based on specific partnerships and opportunities. There will be short-term objectives and deadlines along with those, which develop over the 8 months of the course.

WHO?

This course is open to students in years 3 and 4 and credit will be granted at the student’s year level. Therefore, there are two sets of course codes. Students who took the 300-level courses may register for the 400-level ones.
 Acceptance to this course is limited and will be by prior written application. Of key importance will be your commitment to exploring global perspectives. You must be self-motivated and able to work well in an environment where activity is self-initiated and online communication is at the core of the process. There is a less-structured context where you will be responsible for much of your work time on your own. You should be willing to take the lead in building new relationships, sharing ideas and communicating online. Comfort and proficiency with working in online environments is a definite plus.

 

Exhibition Catalogue, Osaka University of Arts, April, 2015Exhibition Catalogue, Osaka University of Arts, April, 2015

The Application Process – Apply Now
!

Questions and applications by e-mail to psramek@ocadu.ca or msingh@faculty.ocadu.ca

Write a 500-word Statement of Intent including why you are interested in, and an excellent candidate for: international collaboration
team-based project development
socially-engaged art practices

online learning and communication environments photographic, time-based and/or online formats

Deadline for Approval by the Faculty of Art Office is mid-July, but students will be approved in June as applications are received, until the positions are filled. If accepted, you will be given instructions on completing the online registration process using the appropriate codes.

Please provide: Name, Student Number, Program/Major, Year Level, Number of Accumulated Credits (at least 10), Overall Average, E-mail address you will respond to over the summer.

Describe the primary media you are thinking of working in and how you would see collaborating with a group that is in different parts of the world. Describe any previous international experiences: living, travel, programs, languages, etc. Discuss how this course experience will fit your educational goals.

Include 5–10 captioned images of recent works in your application document (PDF, Word or Pages), which you feel illustrate your approach to artmaking.

Email your application to psramek@ocadu.ca

Note: It is highly recommended that, unless you have already received approval for this course, you first register for a full load of courses during the registration period. All applicants will not be selected for this program. Once registered you can drop 2 studio courses. This 1.0 credit will be equivalent to 1.0 Studio Option credit in Photography or as an elective in your major program. It can be approved as a Program Studio Option outside of Photography with special permission of your Chair.

 

INTAC | 2016 Indiegogo Fundraiser!

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https://igg.me/at/intac2016/x/12979132

INTAC (International Art Collaborations), is a network that allows students at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada to create collaborative artworks with students from partner universities in South Korea, India, Germany, Japan and Finland. We work primarily with photography and our overarching theme for the year is Desire: The Double Edged Sword.

This year, we have been given the opportunity to install and exhibit our work at the Ada Slaight gallery on the second floor of 100 McCaul in Toronto, Canada AND at the Nykyaika Gallery in Tampere, Finland!

Although installing two shows of this scale is an incredibly exciting and welcomed opportunity, the printing and organizing of these events will be a costly endeavour. We have therefore organized an Indiegogo campaign to offset some of the installation and travel expenses associated with this project while giving our contributors a chance to own exclusive artworks made by some of the talented artists that together make up the INTAC collective.

As this campaign is run by the students of OCAD University, all collected funds will go directly back to the artists and will be spent on the following:

  • printing and installing artwork in Toronto
  • offsetting travel expenses en route to Finland
  • production and printing of promotional materials (posters/catalogues etc.

On behalf of the INTAC team, I want to thank you for supporting our cause. With the help of your contributions, you will be directly supporting a program that allows us an opportunity to learn and experience new ways of being, seeing and making. Thanks to INTAC, we have been exposed to artworks and fellow artists from around the world. We came together to create a body of collective works that visualize a discussion that began only a few short years ago. This discussion dissolves the barriers of language, time, race, and geography and opens the door to even more collaborative connections and friendships that have evidently harboured a deeply fertile creative environment that now spans a vast global network.

Thank you dearly for your contributions, and we hope to see you at the exhibition!

Antonio Giacchetti
(Campaign Coordinator, OCADU)

https://igg.me/at/intac2016/x/12979132

 

INTAC: seats still open!

11198655_10155551577160232_100642593_nWould you like to work on collaborative projects with students from universities around the globe in an informal, team-based environment with 15 OCAD U students, mentored by recent graduates?

JOIN INTAC! International Collaboration Studio

PHOT 4014FA, 4015WI, 4016FA, 4017WI 1.0 credit Sept – April, 2015-16
Accepting Applicants from all Programs!!

The International Art Collaborations group includes the OCAD  University in Toronto and partner universities around the globe, providing an international experience for our students. INTAC students build relationships through video conferencing, e-mail, chat and blogging and, under the guidance of professors, develop thematic art collaborations which turn into an annual exhibition.

Apply in writing by e-mail to: msingh@faculty.ocadu.ca

 

***PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE PDF ATTACHED/BELOW FOR DETAILS***

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INTAC Exhibition: May 14

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One of the many international programs offered at OCAD U is INTAC (International Arts Collaborations). This cross-cultural network brings art students from different universities together to share ideas and make collaborative projects. 10 students from this years class have recently returned from Osaka University of Arts in Japan, where they were having an exhibition of works by students in the five global schools partnered through INTAC. It is an exciting and enriching experience, as their work is exhibited internationally and they get to meet the students they have been working with online for the past 8 months.

Stay connected with their travels on the instagram
@INTAC_OCADU_SAMSUNG

and come to the INTAC: REVOLUTION exhibition
opening in Toronto on May 14 at 7pm at The Open Gallery (49 McCaul Street).

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Stay tuned for the official 2015-16 INTAC class application call, which will be due in July!

– Guest Blogger: Danya Ensing

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