The Lab will be reopening again starting Monday August 17. There are a some restrictions and new protocols in place, so please read the info below carefully.
Access to the building You need to be on the access list to enter the building. By now, Full-time and Part-time Faculty, as well as¬† students from the MFA Studio Arts program are on the list. You know that your are on that list if you have received an invite to complete the COVID-19 online training, and an email regarding the weekly self evaluation. If you are a student other then MFA Studio Arts and need access, we advice you to check with your program director or supervisor. If you are part of a research group or a PhD student, contact your director/supervisor to see if he/she can get you on the access list.
Workstations and Reservations In order to reduce the amount of people who are in the space at the same time, we have now 3 work area.
– Printer area (11880 and Solvent Printer)
– Scanners area (Imacon and Flatbed)
– Editing Station
Only one person is allowed per work area, so there will be one booking for both printers, and one booking for both scanners and one booking for the editing station. The Chromira is offline for the time being.
You can make you reservations as in the past in PIR, but there are some restrictions:
– You can work in the lab 7 days a week, but only from 9 am to 10pm.
– You can only hold maximum two reservation in advance (two time slots).
To make best use of this limited access model, it is very important that you cancel your reservation in case you can‚Äôt make it. Also please be in time for your booking. Note that you can‚Äôt cancel/modify a booking anymore once it started. In that case, please send and e-mail to email@example.com
Failure to follow these rules may result in a cancelling of your booking and a loss of you access privileges.
COVID-19 protocol – Wash hands in the bathroom before you start working at the lab.
– Disinfect keyboard, mouse, printer and scanner buttons ‚Äď basically ¬†everything you might touch before AND after usage. Apply the disinfectant (70 per cent isopropanol solution) directly onto a cloth, then wipe the surface gently. Don‚Äôt use brown paper towels. Supplies are beside the wardrobe.
– For more details please consult Concordia’s¬† COVID-19 safety guidelines
Working with an RA / collaborator In general we expect you to have your work meetings outside the lab. However, to look at prints it might be unavoidable to meet inside the lab.¬† In that case you will have to make a booking for the Viewing Area. This will authorize an extra person in the space.
The guiding principle is: Nobody should enter the lab without having a booking / reservation. It‚Äôs the only way to avoid that we have all of a sudden a crowd of people in the lab.
Also note that the VR section of¬† the space will remain close, and activities will be conducted online for the time being.
The lab will be closed starting Monday March 16, and¬† it will remain closed at least until March 29 until further notice. All equipment will be offline, so no booking possible until we have a confirmed reopening date. If you work on a project from home, and you need some advice or remote support, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For all those who thought the invention of Photoshop changed the way we read photos, think again. Petapixel just publish an article about portraits made by AI, photos of people who never exists. This looks like the end of stock photography, but for artist, the fun times are only about to start!
The Post-Image Lab is closed to non-members for the month of July and will resume operations and normal hours to students and non-members in August. Inquiries can be sent to email@example.com but please note that response time for inquiries will be delayed as the coordinator is also out office for the month of July.
For the month of July, members may still use the lab but there will be no booking system available or technical support. It is on a first come first serve basis. We are well stocked with printing materials but if¬† you still run out of your favourite paper, there is nothing that can be done. If you do use the lab, please shake¬†White¬†and¬†Metallic Silver¬†ink cartridges on the¬†solvent printer.
2.¬†New VR Station¬†
There are a couple new stations at the back of the lab designed for VR research, which is being led by new post-image member Daniel Cross. Please don’t alter the placement of their setup. When the lab reopens at the beginning of August, we can rethink how to design the space for the upcoming academic year.
3.¬†Welcome new members!
A warm welcome to new affiliate, student and faculty members to post-image! We are looking forward to a productive and exciting new year at post-image with several cross-cluster and interdisciplinary events in the works. Please do not hesitate to approach me (Pascha) about ideas you may have for events or questions concerning upcoming cluster activities for the 2018-19 academic year.
4.¬†Upcoming end-of-summer event
We are hoping to have a meet and greet at the end of August or beginning of September at the Post-Image lab. This would be a great opportunity to share event ideas, projects-in-motion and new work among members.¬†
We will also be launching a catalogue of the 2017 print fundraiser to coincide with this event.¬†
More info on this event and how you can participate will be forthcoming in August.
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Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing summer break. See you in August!
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.