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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENTS – AN ARTIST TALK WITH OLI SORENSON

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18TH, 2017 
12:15pm to 1:15pm
1515 Sainte-Catherine street W.
EV 11.705

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Oli recently completed an interdisciplinary PhD at Concordia University, on remix studies. This artist talk will be mainly focussed on his thesis project.

Born in Los Angeles, Oli Sorenson has lived and worked in London (UK) between 1999 and 2010, to combine his artistic activities with curatorial work (including events at Tate Britain, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the British Film Institute). Sorenson has exhibited internationally, including at the Millennium Museum (Beijing), the Media Art Institute (Amsterdam), ZKM (Karlsruhe) and DokFest (Kassel). He also delivered audiovisual performances in media festivals such as ISEA (Helsinki and Nagoya), Mapping Festival (Geneva), Mutek (Montreal) and MAF (Bangkok).

This artist talk is organized by the Post Image Cluster with the generous support of Hexagram and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology. For more information, please contact: postimage.research@gmail.com

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENTS – AN ARTIST TALK WITH JIN-ME YOON

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2017 
6:30PM
1515 Sainte-Catherine street W.
EV 11.705

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Born in Seoul, Korea, Jin-me Yoon immigrated to Vancouver in 1968 where she lives and works. Since the early 90s her lens based practice in photography, video, and installation has reexamined questions concerning history, place and the body supported by an underlying interest in how these very questions are based on entangled and interdependent relations. Landscapes, particular sites and cities, people and materials provide a departure point for broader issues and geopolitics and histories to be identified. Yoon’s work has been extensively exhibited across Canada as well as internationally. In 2009, Yoon was a finalist for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Grange Prize and in 2013 was awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. This year, for LandMarks2017/Repùres2017, she is the recipient of a major commission sited at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve exploring the intertwined histories of place, peoples and nature. She is Professor of Visual Art at the School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University.

Jin-me Yoon will be presenting work at Galerie B-312 from September 7th to October 14th, as part of the 2017 edition of MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image.

http://www.galerieb312.ca/
https://www.momentabiennale.com/

This artist talk is organized by the Post Image Cluster with the generous support of Hexagram and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology. For more information, please contact: postimage.research@gmail.com

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER, IN COLLABORATION WITH HEXAGRAM PRESENTS: ARTISTS ANIMATE THE EXPO 67 ARCHIVES

“CRAFTING MICRO-BEHAVIOURS OF LIGHT AND SOUND IN N-POLYTOPE” AN ARTIST TALK BY MARIJE BAALMAN

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 – 4 PM
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  – Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 10.705

Artists Animate the Expo 67 Archives highlights artists’ processes of working in/with archives by presenting, discussing, and reflecting on artists’ research-creation processes. Marije Baalman has undertaken the Technical Direction, Embedded Systems, Media Composition Programming as a collaborator with Christopher Salter, on the installation N-Polytope at the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain’s upcoming exhibition, In Search of Expo 67. Monika Kin Gagnon will moderate the discussion.

“In Search of Expo 67” brings together works by nineteen QuĂ©bec and Canadian artists inspired by the most innovative, experimental and provocative dimensions of the original event, and its artistic, social and political context. Created in dialogue with the spirit of 1967, these works (sixteen of which are newly commissioned) challenge some of the underlying presumptions of Expo 67 while also highlighting its undeniable inventiveness. The exhibition is co-curated by Lesley Johnstone and Monika Kin Gagnon at the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain from June 21 to October 8, 2017.

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Marije Baalman is an artist and researcher/developer working in the field of interactive sound art. She has a diverse background in Applied Physics, Acoustics, Electronic Music, Computation Arts and Interactive Technologies. Her research explores wireless networks for live performance (such as dance and music), installations and interactive environments; currently exploring multi-participant environments. She is a member of the artist collective Instrument Inventors Initiative (iii) in The Hague. She is collaborator with Christopher Salter on the installation N-Polytope at the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain’s upcoming exhibition, In Search of Expo 67.

https://marijebaalman.eu/
http://instrumentinventors.org/

This event is organized by the Post Image Cluster with the generous support of Hexagram and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.
For more information, please contact: postimage.research@gmail.com

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENTS:

EXPERIMENTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH STROBE LIGHTING: A WORKSHOP WITH PAUL LITHERLAND

Monday, June 5th, 2017 – 1 PM
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  – Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 10.705

The Post-Image Research Cluster is excited to present this workshop with artist and commercial photographer Paul Litherland. Strobe lighting was developed as a way of freezing action and controlling depth of field in photography. This workshop will give participants an opportunity to break the rules.

This workshop has a limited amount of space. To RSVP, please contact postimage.research@gmail.com

PAUL LITHERLAND is an artist and a commercial photographer specializing in photography of artworks and performance. www.paullitherland.com

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER, IN COLLABORATION WITH HEXAGRAM PRESENTS: ARTISTS ANIMATE THE EXPO 67 ARCHIVES

AN ARTIST TALK BY LEISURE (MEREDITH CARRUTHERS AND SUSANNAH WESLEY), AND ALTHEA THAUBURGER

Monday, May 8th, 2017 – 3 PM
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  – Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 10.705

“Artists Animate the Expo 67 Archives” will highlight artists’ processes of working in/with archives by presenting discussing, and reflecting on three artists research-creation processes: Leisure (Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley), and Althea Thauburger. These artists are contributing to In Search of Expo 67 at the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain de MontrĂ©al (June 21 to October 8, 2017) co-curated by Lesley Johnstone and Monika Kin Gagnon, an exhibition of new works and several archival multi-screen films. Thauburger and Leisure have both been working in the Post Image Cluster to produce their works. The curatorial process will also be highlighted, as co-curators Lesley Johnstone (MAC) and Monika Kin Gagnon will moderate conversations with the artists.

In Search of Expo 67  brings together works by nineteen QuĂ©bec and Canadian artists inspired by the most innovative, experimental and provocative dimensions of the original event, and its artistic, social and political context. Created in dialogue with the spirit of 1967, these works (sixteen of which are newly commissioned) challenge some of the underlying presumptions of Expo 67 while also highlighting its undeniable inventiveness. The exhibition is co-curated by Lesley Johnstone and Monika Kin Gagnon at the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain from June 21 to October 8, 2017

Leisure take as their point of departure, the ‘Environment for Creative Play and Learning’ in the Children’s Creative Centre at Expo 67, an adventure playground designed by the innovative Canadian landscape architect Cornelia Hahn-Oberlander. Panning For Gold / Walking You Through It explores Oberlander’s alternative methodological approach to design, which considered and incorporated child-care and professional practice.

Althea Thauberger’s L’arbre est dans ses feuilles explores the story of The People Tree, part of the Canada Pavilion, organized by NFB Still Image Division Archive from 1963-1966. The original spherical structure resembled a maple tree and held hundreds of photographs of Canadians and was conceived as a portrait of Canada at the Centennial celebrations. Althea has worked from the NFB archives currently held at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

This event is organized by the Post Image Cluster with the generous support of Hexagram and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.
For more information, please contact: postimage.research@gmail.com

WEBElevation drawing of the Canadian pavilion at Expo 67 [architectural drawing]. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENT:

THE K ARCHIVE | LES ARCHIVES DE K : A BILINGUAL LECTURE BY RAWI HAGE ET ALAIN PRATTE

Monday, April 24th, 2017 – 6 PM
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  – Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 11.705

In 2002 the archives of a MontrĂ©al based commercial photographer were found in a dumpster after his death. This collection of photos and ephemera – mug shots and crime scene photographs from the 1950’s to the 1970’s – demonstrate the instrumental role of photography in the administration of the law and in the exercise of state power in the city. The lecture will discuss the efforts of a few artists to understand this historic photographic archive and the way in which these images function as both complex artistic and political documents.
 
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Des nĂ©gatifs trouvĂ©s chez un brocanteur, des photos prises Ă  MontrĂ©al entre 1966 et 1975. Des images montrant des lieux, des hommes, des femmes, des vĂ©hicules accidentĂ©s, des procĂšs, des blessures, des cicatrices. À propos des Ă©vĂ©nements qui ont motivĂ© ces prises de vues, on ne sait rien. Qui sont ces personnages ? Pourquoi ces images ? Qui est innocent ? Qui est coupable ? Au fond, qu’importe. Le film se glisse dans les images comme on entre dans un monde Ă©tranger sans y ĂȘtre invitĂ©, par simple curiositĂ©, pour tenter d’y trouver un sens, une explication. Pour rendre ce monde lisible.
 
Alain Pratte est photographe et vit Ă  MontrĂ©al. D’autres activitĂ©s l’occupent aussi, notamment le cinĂ©ma documentaire. À rebours (2003) est son deuxiĂšme film (aprĂšs La vie posthume de Clara Heudorf (2000) fait entiĂšrement Ă  partir de photos trouvĂ©es.
 
Rawi Hage is a novelist and a photographer.
He lives in Montreal.
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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENT:
EVERYTHING IS FINE – AN ARTIST TALK BY MARGARET HAINES

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 – 2:30 PM
Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 3.645

Margaret Haines is an artist and filmmaker born in Montreal. She recently completed a two year residency at the Rijksakademie in the Netherlands. Her work has been exhibited and screened at various locations including the ICA in London, Anthology Film Archives in New York, the RedCat in Los Angeles, Today’s Art Festival in the Netherlands, and the Tokyo Institute of Photography and featured in Canadian Art, amongst other publications.

Haines will be presenting excerpts from recent films, including a full length screening of you face god and the camera at the same time from 2017.

margarethaines.com
thatgirlcoco.com
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Margaret Haines’s talk is organized by the Post Image Cluster with the generous support of Hexagram and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.

web you face god and the camera at the same time. Installation, PA tower, black lights, 4K video, vinyl window film, acrylic on linen, dimensions variable, 2016 (Rijksakademie Open Studios)

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENT:
AN ARTIST TALK BY NICOLAS SASSOON

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 – 12:30 PM
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  – Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 11.705

Nicolas Sassoon makes use of early computer imaging techniques to render visions of architectures, landscapes and natural forces. Sassoon’s practice translates ideas of materiality and immateriality into digital animations, installations, prints, and sculptures. His work explores the contemplative and projective dimensions of screen-based space, and how the digital image can express dimensions of the physical realm. While most of his output is published online, Sassoon also materializes his web-based practice into a wide range of Medias. His visual research often leads him to engage in cross-disciplinary projects in the fields of architecture, electronic music, textiles, and art.

Sassoon was born in Marseille, France in 1981. He currently lives and works in Vancouver BC, Canada. Nicolas is a founder of the collective W-A-L-L-P-A-P-E-R-S. His work has been exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art (US), Eyebeam (US), 319 Scholes (US), Vancouver Art Gallery (CA), Plugin ICA (CA), Contemporary Art Gallery (CA), Charles H.Scott Gallery (CA), Western Front (CA), PRETEEN Gallery (MX), Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), the Centre d’Art Bastille (FR), Arti et Amicitiae (NL), MU Eindhoven (NL) , Today Art Museum (CN), the Berlin Fashion Week (DE)) and the New-York Fashion Week (US).

http://www.nicolassassoon.com/
http://www.w-a-l-l-p-a-p-e-r-s.net/

This talk is organized by the Post Image Cluster and the Photography Program with the generous support of Hexagram and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.

web-nicolas-sassoonNicolas Sassoon, INDEX, animated GIF, 7680 x 3840 pixels, 2016

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:
AN ARTIST TALK BY ZUHAITZ AKIZU AND JESSICA AUER
“IF CHRIST AND MARY GIVE ME A WHALE, I WILL GIVE YOU A TAIL” 

Monday, February 27th, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  – Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 10.715

Sun, moon, sea, mountain, captain, carpenter, spoon, knife, wine, thief, hat, church, bell, ink, kitten, somersault, liar, “for how many socks?” and “eat shit!” are some of the 800 words and phases that were translated 400 years ago between Basque whale hunters and Icelanders. Cluster member Jessica Auer and visiting artist Zuhaitz Akizu invite you to delve into this historical narrative through words, storytelling and images.

Zuhaitz Akizu is an artist from the Basque Country who lives and works in Iceland. With backgrounds in history, archeology and collecting, he is a self-taught photographer who works primarily with historical methods of image making. Jessica Auer is a photographer and visual artist from Montreal. Her work is broadly concerned with the study of landscapes as cultural sites, focusing on themes that connect history, place, journey and cultural experience. Together Zuhaitz and Jessica have founded Ströndin Studio in Seydisfjördur, an analogue photo studio inspired by the photographic history of East Iceland.

www.jessicaauer.com
https://www.facebook.com/strondinstudio/

Jessica Auer and Zuhaitz

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER, IN COLLABORATION WITH CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY’S PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM PRESENT:
AN ARTIST TALK BY JESSICA EATON
Monday, February 13th, 2017 – 4:30 PM

Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  – Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 11.705

Jessica Eaton will be discussing her acclaimed experimental approach to analogue large-format photography, which presses against conventions of abstraction and representation. Her multifarious works present an archipelago of photographic inquiry that highlights a comprehensive awareness of photographic processes as it constitutes multiple forms. Her photographs are imbued with a saturated aesthetic that purposefully plays with traditional photographic methods towards the pluralistic contemporary photographic conditions of making photographs.

JESSICA EATON (b. 1977, Regina, Saskatchewan) received her BFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Solo exhibitions include Transmutations at Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran; Wild Permutations at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland; Flash: Jessica Eaton at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside; and Ad Infinitum, The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Eaton has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam; Process and Abstraction at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Transformer Station; Color Acting: Abstraction Since 1950 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; QuĂ©bec Triennial at the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain de MontrĂ©al and Photography is Magic, Daegu Photography Biennale. Eaton was nominated in 2016 for the prestigious Sobey Art Award, and in 2015, she was selected by the Capture Photography Festival to create a major public art commission for the city of Vancouver. Notable press includes The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America, ARTnews (cover) and The Guardian. Her work can be found in the public collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain de MontrĂ©al, among others. Jessica Eaton lives and works in MontrĂ©al.

Jessica Eaton’s talk is organized by the Post Image Cluster and the Photography Program with the generous support of Hexagram and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.

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©Jessica Eaton, Etel 03, 2016 (Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2015)

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MITCH EPSTEIN – ARTIST TALK
TUESDAY JANUARY 12TH, 2017 – 5:30PM

Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  – Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 11.705

Mitch Epstein (born 1952, Holyoke, Massachusetts) is a fine-art photographer who helped pioneer fine-art color photography in the 1970s. His photographs are in numerous major museum collections, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art; The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Tate Modern in London.

Epstein’s ten books include Rocks and Clouds (Steidl 2016) New York Arbor (Steidl 2013); Berlin (Steidl/The American Academy in Berlin, 2011); American Power (Steidl, 2009); Mitch Epstein: Work (Steidl, 2006); Recreation: American Photographs 1973-1988 (Steidl, 2005); and Family Business (Steidl, 2003), which won the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award.  Winner of the 2011 Prix Pictet for American Power, Epstein was also awarded the 2008 Berlin Prize in Arts and Letters by the American Academy in Berlin, and a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship.  Epstein has worked as a director, cinematographer, and production designer on several films, including Dad, Salaam Bombay!, and Mississippi Masala.

Mitch Epstein’s talk is organized by the Photography Program and the Post Image Cluster with the generous support of all the Photo Concerto contributors and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.
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©Mitch Epstein, Biloxi, Mississippi 2005

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENTS:
Exploiting the Full Potential of Solvent Inkjet Printing: Opaque Inks and Materiality – A Workshop by Yannick Desranleau
Wednesday November 23rd, 2016 – 6pm

Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  – Concordia University – 1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 10.715

***This workshop’s capacity has been filled. To join the waiting list, please email your name and request to post.image@concordia.ca***

The Post Image Cluster is thrilled to present, a workshop by artist Yannick Desranleau! The workshop will delve into the potential of the Epson Surecolor s70670, and its applications towards sculpture and installation. Offering a specific focus on Opaque Printing, Desranleau will discuss the use of White and Silver Inks on transparent and special media. Furthermore, the workshop will offer demonstrations on overprinting and special effects, as well as tips on creating media profiles for customized printing. This workshop has a limited amount of space. To join, please RSVP via EventBrite @ https://goo.gl/Jgn0om

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RE: THE STIFFNESS THAT WE COULD NOT OVERCOME THROUGH PRIES AND TRIES, inkjet on polyester film, wood, paint, rugs, rubber, polyurethane foam, steel, chains, 312 x 670 x 254 cm, 2015

Yannick Desranleau is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Montreal. Since 2002, he has worked collaboratively with Chloe Lum. Their work focuses on the lifespan of material; how material stresses cause fading, scuffing, peeling, crumpling or crushing, and, how these reactions can be said to animate the materials. The duo is equally interested in collaboration, with each other, other artists, and their materials, as both subject matter and research interest. These interests in collaboration and materiality inform their practice in installation, sculpture, photography, dance, print and video wherein objects perform via their decay; to be re-used and re-deployed wearing the traces of past use.

ChloĂ« Lum & Yannick Desranleau have participated in many group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, and in Europe, including the University of Texas, Austin (2015); the Center for Books and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago (2015); the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain de MontrĂ©al (2011); the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2010); the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England (2009); and at Whitechapel Project Space, London (2007). Their recent solo exhibitions include Khiele Gallery, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota (2016); the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown (2014); YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto (2013); and Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto (2012). Their performances have been presented at the Darling Foundry (2015), and as part of the OFFTA festival (2016). They where founding members of the avant-rock band AIDS Wolf, and until recently, collaborated under the name Seripop. Yannick Desranleau holds an MFA in sculpture from Concordia University.  Their work is collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum, the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain de MontrĂ©al, and by the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.

lum-desranleau.com

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793396827583576/

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENTS:
DAVID K. ROSS – THE TRACES OF LOST FACTS: A TALK ABOUT AN EXHIBITION ABOUT A FILM ABOUT SURVEYING
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15TH, 2016 – 6PM

Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  – Concordia University – 1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 10.715

David K. Ross (Visiting Researcher, Post-Image Cluster) will present the processes and materials relating to the formulation of his recent exhibition The Traces of Lost Facts at the Rice Media Centre, Houston. Taking its title from one of the earliest (540C.E.) known narrative description of surveying actives, The Traces of Lost Facts provided visitors to the exhibition with video, photographic and textual materials that were accumulated by Ross over the the four-year long process of making his film Théodolitique.

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David K. Ross’s investigations with photography, film and installation examine the performative capacities of un-choreographed and un-scripted activities, along with the relationships that exist between the recorded event and its re-presentation in physical space. These interests have been applied to various projects including: a close examination of colour coded art shipping crates, the enigmatic activities of student land surveyors, the vapor dispersed from art museums’ HVAC units, the mythic and sublime qualities of an urban lighting fixture, and the quietude of artists’ storage spaces.

Ross’s works have been exhibited in major institutions in North America and Europe and are included in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain de MontrĂ©al and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. His films and video installations have been featured at CineMarfa (2012), Le Mois de la Photo Ă  MontrĂ©al (2013), the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (2014), and in the Toronto International Film Festival Wavelengths programme (2015). A survey of recent works Positions, was exhibited at Dazibao gallery in MontrĂ©al in the fall of 2015. Positions will be traveling to the Rice Media Center, Rice University, Texas in 2016.

Ross has also worked collaboratively with Rebecca Duclos on curatorial and research projects under the name graphic standards. Their projects together included The Manchester Letherium, As Much as Possible Given the Time and Space Allotted and Depot.

http://www.inferstructure.net/

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1802105103394323/

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENTS:
FORDLÂNDIA BY SCOTT CHANDLER – AN EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION 

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 10th, 2016. 6-8pm. EV 10.715
Please RSVP via Eventbrite @ https://goo.gl/dBJitr

The Post Image Cluster of Milieux presents Forlñndia by Scott Chandler (1894-2015). Exhibition presented on the 10th floor of Concordia University’s EV building.

In 1928 the Ford Motor Company established the town of Fordlñndia in the Brazilian Amazon. For the company it was to act as basic housing and support for a rubber plantation. For Henry Ford it was an opportunity to recreate an idea of America his career had made antiquated; the small, rural town like his childhood home. In Fordlñndia his demands included the building of a schoolhouse, a factory, a film theatre and golf course. Roads were paved, sidewalks installed, and red fire hydrants imported from Detroit. Brazilian employees ate American food and followed American customs, including prohibition. Before long, the workers revolted and the rubber crops failed. Fordlñndia was a financial failure, and immediately after Henry Ford’s death the land was sold back to Brazil and his utopia was abandoned.

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Untitled #13, from Fordlùndia, chromogenic print, 30 in x 37,5 in, 2011

Scott Chandler (1984-2015)

Originally from Toronto, Scott Chandler moved to Montreal to pursue an MFA at Concordia University. In 2010 he was awarded the Roloff Beny Fellowship for his project FordlĂąndia, and travelled to the Brazilian Amazon to photograph during a two-month period. FordlĂąndia became the focus of his MFA thesis exhibition at Galerie Les Territoires in MontrĂ©al and was recently presented at Centre d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona and featured in volume 31 of Prefix Photo Magazine. After graduating from Concordia, Scott worked as Technical Co-coordinator of the Post-Image lab (formerly the Hexagram Digital Imaging lab) where he was admired for his patience, generosity and expertise in the field. After a long battle with illness, Scott passed away on August 30, 2015. This exhibition highlights his contribution to photography and celebrates him as a friend and colleague.

http://www.scottchandler.ca/

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/322795021429791/

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THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER, IN COLLABORATION WITH VU PRESENTS:
ON FRIENDSHIP // FAMILLE D’IMAGES – THURSDAY OCTOBER 6TH, 2016 – 5:00PM

VU, CENTRE DE DIFFUSION ET DE PRODUCTION DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE
550, CÔTE D’ABRAHAM, QUÉBEC (QUÉBEC)

The Milieux Institute’s Post Image Cluster and artist-run centre, VU Photo are proud to present a roundtable conversation entitled «On Friendship // Famille d’images.» This event brings together artists who are a part of the current Ensemble exhibition, presented at VU from September 9 to October 9, 2016. Members of the Post Image Cluster and the Afterlife research group, Raymonde April and Marie-Christine Simard, will be in conversation with artists Charles Guilbert and Nathalie Caron. This roundtable will be an opportunity to look at the world of arts and photography as a kind of birthplace for many communities, within which friendships and even family-like bonds are formed. Speakers will be invited to reflect on the unique reality of artistic communities — collectives, research groups, artist-run centres — and to study motives of inclusion and exclusion. The discussion will be moderated by Anne-Marie Proulx, the curator for the The discussion will be moderated by Anne-Marie Proulx, project leader for Ensemble. Join us on October 6th at 5pm for an intimate and anecdotic exchange around the subject of friendship within the visual arts.

The event will also be recorded and made available via the Post Image Cluster’s mixcloud account at https://www.mixcloud.com/postimagecluster/

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Raymonde April, Meeting, 2016, inkjet print, 30 x 45 inches

Ensemble introduces the larger objective of VU’s 2016–17 programming, which is to reflect on art as an occasion for gathering together, and also for images and ideas to be connected and to confront one another. In this way are assembled photographic practices that, whether directly or obliquely, approach and observe the realities, dreams, utopias, and dystopias of being together. https://vuphoto.org/fr/exposition/463/Collectif/

Outre-vie / Afterlife is a research-creation project on the correlation of images within photographic and filmic space-time. This project is based in visual arts practice, specifically in photography and video. The “afterlife” of photographic and film images is examined within a context of renewed narratives and representations. The metaphorical aspect of “afterlife” is approached in two ways: images that capture and extend the presence of disappearing subjects, people, places ; images that can be used as primary material, conductor threads within new configurations, creating active bodies of work in video and film installations. http://postimage.hexagram.ca/projects/

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Jacques Bellavance – First Contact, May 4th, 2016

Here are some images from Jacques Bellavance’s presentation where he walked us through his initial discovery of Thames Town.

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Jacques-Bellavance-talk-7Photos: Matthew Brooks, courtesy of Milieux Institute

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Upcoming event – May 4, 2016

THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENTS:
JACQUES BELLAVANCE – FIRST CONTACT

WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 2016 @ 12:00 noon

Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W.
EV Building, Room 10.715

“It is with this in mind that I undertook the hour long subway ride towards the outskirts of Shanghai, where the normally fluorescent lights of the rail system were replaced by the partly clouded sky as the train returned above ground. The dense metropolis slowly faded into rice fields, run down shacks and construction sites erecting clusters of high-rise apartments.

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As I was following the road that led to the city center, I asked myself whether I was being directed. Unlike an actual city where the core is usually accessible through multiple routes, Thames Town’s streets forced you, much like a roller coaster, to contour a series of residential compounds before letting you reach its public spaces. Making the citizen walk by these mansions had every intention of generating desires: the desire to reside in these lavish houses or to at least take a closer look; desires that were soon crushed by a security guard dressed in a full Beefeater-inspired uniform. A Chinese man who, as he watched over the mostly deserted houses, took his job very seriously.”

Excerpts from First contact, Thames Town, from personal travel notes, 2013

web_image_JBUntitled 255, from Thames Town DĂ©rive, chromogenic print, 30 in x 40 in, 2013

This lunchtime discussion will delve into the preliminary research and points of reference of Bellavance’s long-term project, shedding light onto his sustained artistic involvement with the city of Shanghai and its non-spaces; this engagement with this specific city as subject eventually evolved into the solo exhibition One City, Nine Towns, currently on display in the FOFA Gallery’s York Corridor Vitrines, now and until May 27, 2016.

Jacques Bellavance is an artist whose work primarily revolves around narrative-based photography, where indexical, staged and constructed images are central to the progression of the story. His practice is multidisciplinary and predominantly involves photography and sculpture. Currently researching themes of simulacrum, reconstruction and identity, his photographs draw upon the intertwining of documentary-style and narrative driven self-exploration to unearth aspects of his Chinese heritage. He is a current MFA candidate in Studio Arts, concentration Photography.

http://jacquesbellavance.com/

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Karen Kraven – The Jockey is a Peacock in the World of Sport, March 23, 2016

Some images from Karen Kraven’s presentation where she generously shared her current research interests and wide-ranging points of reference – from the Palio di Siena, to the samba schools of Rio de Janeiro, to HĂ©lio Oiticica’s ParangolĂ©s.

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Upcoming event – March 23, 2016

THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENTS:
KAREN KRAVEN – THE JOCKEY IS A PEACOCK IN THE WORLD OF SPORT

WEDNESDAY MARCH 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W.
EV Building, Room 10.715

Karen Kraven will focus her discussion on abstraction of the body (pattern, camouflage, optical illusion and distortion) through her current research surrounding costumes and clothing worn for carnival, sport and dance. Geometric Abstraction, rooted in movements of Concretism and Op Art, now summons an antiquated technological fervour mixed with a contemporary desire to disappear.

The research began recently while in residency in Rio de Janeiro, in the context of the international residency program of the art centre Diagonale and will continue with an upcoming residency in New York City in collaboration with the Dance Notation Bureau and the Conseil des arts et des Lettres du Québec.

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 9.01.42 PM (1) copie_600Found image, The Jockey is a Peacock in the World of Sport in Sports Illustrated, August 30, 1954, photographed by Richard Meek

Karen Kraven is an artist currently based in Montréal. Her installations include found images, photography and sculpture that reference sports and camouflage through investigations of clothing, sports equipment and abstract patterns. Photographs and images are a way to think about form through an exploration of optical illusions and large scale transformations in works that sometimes combine direct photography, scanning and appropriation.

Recent solo exhibitions include the ICA at the Maine College of Art, Portland, Mercer Union and 8eleven, Toronto, Parisian Laundry, Darling Foundry and Centre Clark, Montréal. Her work has recently been included in group exhibitions at Clint Roenisch Gallery and Diaz Contemporary in Toronto. Upcoming this fall is a group exhibition at La Friche, Marseilles. Her work belongs to numerous collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, RBC, TD Bank Group and Banque Nationale. Kraven has participated in residencies at Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Banff Centre, Alberta. She has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Québec Council for the Arts and is represented by Parisian Laundry in Montréal.

http://www.karenkraven.com/

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Upcoming event – March 2, 2016

THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENTS:
ANDREAS RUTKAUSKAS + THOMAS KNEUBÜHLER IN CONVERSATION: STUDIO MODELS AND WORKING PROCESSES

WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine Street W.
EV Building, Room 10.715

In conjunction with his exhibition Borderline presented at the FOFA Gallery from February 20 to April 8, Andreas Rutkauskas will engage in a conversation with Thomas KneubĂŒhler about studio models and the resulting research process. An MFA graduate of Concordia University and former faculty member in the Studio Arts Department, Rutkauskas recently relocated to the Rocky Mountains to take on the role of Photography Facilitator at The Banff Centre. Rutkauskas will discuss how this change of location and facilities has influenced both his research and his working process, and led to an exhibition developed and produced on site at the Banff Centre as well as at the Post Image Cluster here at Concordia. KneubĂŒhler will talk about VIA in Basel, Switzerland, an open studio model where space and equipment are shared, and the collaborations which resulted out of it.

IMG_20160127_150654_600Pocket Hints, letterpress edition of 200. Reproduction of a U.S. Customs brochure from 1981 found in the abandoned border crossing in Houlton, Maine.

Andreas Rutkauskas’ artistic approach focuses on the effect of a range of technologies on the perception, development, and exploi- tation of landscapes. Through the use of photography, video, and mapping, his recent projects address the impact of Internet-based research on wilderness recreation, cycles of industrialization and deindustrialization in Canada’s oil patch, and the subtle technologies used to survey the Canada/US border.

His work has been exhibited in solo and group contexts nationally and abroad including at Oslo8 Contemporary Photography in Basel, Switzerland, Gallery 400 in Chicago, and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary. His project «Virtually There» was featured in the 14th edition of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, and he was a recent finalist for the Gabriele Basilico International Prize of Architecture and Landscape Photography.

www.andreasrutkauskas.com

Thomas KneubĂŒhler’s current projects deal with Canada’s far North, where he investigates how technology and the extraction of natural resources effect the people and the land. Originally from Switzerland, he has been living in Montreal since the year 2000, where he com- pleted a MFA at Concordia University in 2003. His projects have been presented in exhibitions in both Europe and North America, among others at the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain (2011), Centre culturel canadien, Paris (2012), the Centre Pasquart Bienne (2014), the Manif d’art 7, QuĂ©bec (2014), and the Videonale.15 at the Kunstmuseum Bonn (2015). In 2011 he was awarded the Pratt & Whitney Canada Prize of the Conseil des arts de MontrĂ©al, and in 2012 the Swiss Art Award by the Ministry of Culture Switzerland.

www.thomaskneubuhler.com

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Pecha Kucha evening – November 25, 2015

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On November 25 we held our first event in the context of Research Activities – members of the Post Image cluster presented their ongoing research in the format of speedy Pecha Kucha presentations under 7 minutes. Presenters included Jessica Auer, David K. Ross, Raymonde April, Velibor BoĆŸović, Celia Perrin Sidarous, Katie Jung, Thomas KneubĂŒhler. A great evening.

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