articule is pleased to present SAVAC‚Äôs Monitor 12:¬†Figures Pointing Outside the Frame, a video program co-curated by Toronto-based curator/artist Oliver Husain as well as Jakarta-based programmers at ARKIPEL International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Otty Widasari and Yuki Aditya. Following Monitor 11‚Äôs program¬†These Monsters are Real, this marks the second year that SAVAC invites a local curator to collaborate with international curator(s).
Figures Pointing Outside the Frame¬†presents works that consider the peripheries of the image and the content within as equally significant. Whether film, video, or a still image, the technology dictates the parameters of the frame. Decisions an image-maker makes regarding the composition, duration, performance, and location further contribute to a viewer‚Äôs experience. Collaboration is formed between the technology, image-maker, and subjects- though this collaboration is often expanded with elements, situations, and conditions beyond that which is scripted. In this way, the program advocates for the viewer to consider the environmental, labour, historical, economical, gendered, and social conditions that influence the constructed experience.
The screening will be followed by a discussion between¬†Indu Vashist,¬†SAVAC Executive Director,¬†and¬†Nazik Dakkach, articule Board member.
articule’s gallery and washroom are partially wheelchair accessible.
The Post Image Cluster¬†would like to¬†congratulate Concordia MFA Graduate, Aanchal Malhotra on her bestselling book ‘The Remnants of a Separation’.
“Remnants of a Separation is a unique attempt to revisit the Partition through objects that refugees carried with them across the border. These belongings absorbed the memory of a time and place, remaining latent and undisturbed for generations. They now speak of their owner’s pasts as they emerge as testaments to the struggle, sacrifice, pain and belonging at an unparalleled moment in history. A string of pearls gifted by a maharaja, carried from Dalhousie to Lahore, reveals the grandeur of a life that once was. A notebook of poems, brought from Lahore to Kalyan, shows one woman’s determination to pursue the written word despite the turmoil around her. A refugee certificate created in Calcutta evokes in a daughter the feelings of displacement her father had experienced upon leaving Mymensingh zila, now in Bangladesh. Written as a crossover between history and anthropology, Remnants of a Separation is the product of years of passionate research. It is an alternative history of the Partition – the first and only one told through material memory that makes the event tangible even seven decades later.” Amazon
The Post Image Cluster is pleased to present an artist talk by¬†Dana Claxton. Join us 12pm to 1pm, Thursday, Oct 12th, 2017, in the Milieux Resource Room, 11.725, 1515 Saint-Catherine St W. For more details, click here.
Dana Claxton is a critically acclaimed exhibiting artist and film/videomaker. She is recognized as a leading Lakota First Nations contemporary artist and cultural liaison in Canada and the United States. She works in film, video, photography, single and multi channel video installation and performance art. Her practice investigates beauty, the body, the socio-political and the spiritual. Her work has been shown and collected internationally. She has received numerous awards including the VIVA Award and the Eiteljorg Fellowship. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Art, Art History and Theory at the University of British Columbia.
Claxton was born in Yorkton Saskatchewan and her family reserve is Wood Mountain, Lakota First Nations located in Southwest Saskatchewan.¬† Her paternal Euro-Canadian Grandmother taught her how to harvest and preserve food and her maternal Lakota grandmother taught her to seek justice.
¬†‚ÄúDana Claxton‚Äôs work is aesthetically innovative, brilliantly written and expertly paced. The thrust of her practice is political, spiritual and social, making it an essential contribution not only to the field of media art, but generally, to a more honest sense of history.‚ÄĚ Jason St. Laurent, 2002
Elevator Gallery, Concordia University‚Äôs newest, most mobile and smallest exhibition space is pleased to announce its first open call for proposals.
Located in both passenger elevators of the EV building (Faculty of Fine Arts side) the Elevator Gallery‚Äôs exhibition space is comprised solely of two small frames located near the doors inside each elevator cabin.
Proposals may be either image or text, or a combination of both. Faculty, staff, and students and alumni at Concordia University are encouraged to submit proposals that will be installed in the elevators for two week cycles throughout the fall term. A second call for proposals will be held for the winter term exhibitions.
Elevator Gallery is an initiative of Post Image, a research cluster at Concordia University‚Äôs Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.
October 5 from 12 to 1, outside the elevators on the ground floor of the EV, Fine Arts side.
Proposals may be either image or text, or a combination of both.
Applicants may propose to use each of the elevators differently, or to submit a single image or text for both elevator cabins.
Visual proposals could take the form of graphic design, reproductions of photographs, drawings, prints or paintings etc.
Purely text based submissions of poetry, manifestos, or very short essays and stories are welcomed.
Please note that the Elevator Gallery cannot ensure that works installed in the gallery will remain undamaged, so original artworks are not be accepted .
Only individuals whose proposals have been selected for exhibition will be notified.
Elevator Gallery will print and install selected projects. No fees or reimbursements are provided.
What and how to submit
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday September 29th at 5:00pm.
All artwork must be two dimensional and require no electricity.
Artwork is to be submitted as an attachment to your submission email at the following dimensions: 12cm x 12cm JPEG @72dpi.
Files should be labeled using the following naming convention: Lastname_Firstname_1.jpg , Lastname_Firstname_2.jpg
Text submissions are limited to 75 words or less per elevator.¬† Text submissions should be placed in the body of your email submission. Do not submit Word doc. attachments.