Studio Models and Working Processes
STUDIO MODELS AND WORKING PROCESSES
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
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 Kneubühler 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. Kneubühler 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.
Pocket 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.
Thomas Kneubühler’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 Musée d’art contemporain (2011), Centre culturel canadien, Paris (2012), the Centre Pasquart Bienne (2014), the Manif d’art 7, Québec (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 Montréal, and in 2012 the Swiss Art Award by the Ministry of Culture Switzerland.