Houses on Pengarth

Row houses on Pengarth Court will be converted into a multi-purpose art centre providing the community with a unique space for creative and civic engagement. Houses on Pengarth undertakes to stage a temporary Museum and experimental art lab in four houses slated for eventual demolition at Pengarth Court in Lawrence Heights. Taken together, the houses […]

Land|Slide: Possible Futures Catalogue Launch

Thursday 30 April, 7:30pm Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto [E-Flyer] Please join us for the launch of the catalogue for Land|Slide: Possible Futures, which took place at the Markham Museum and Historical Village in Markham, Ontario in 2013. The catalogue—edited by Janine Marchessault, Chloë Brushwood Rose, Jennifer Foster, and Aleksandra […]

Collapsing Constellations: Remapping Art, Science and the Planetary Call for papers, presentations, submissions and applications

"Night" by Sarah Sze Symposium April 15, 2015 Keynote Speaker: Natasha Myers, Department of Anthropology, York University. PROPOSALS ARE DUE JANUARY 30, 2015 In our current ecological moment of crisis a collision between art and science is not only necessary, but inevitable. Many social and environmental activists are proposing an ecological politics that encompasses the […]

Escape Vehicles: The Imagination of Transport in Contemporary Art

Sensorium Lectures Professor Maeve Connolly TUESDAY January 20 (2015), 4-5:30 PM Centre for Film and Theatre, 239 [Poster] In this inaugural presentation for Sensorium’s Lecture Programme, Professor Maeve Connolly uses the concept of the ‘escape vehicle’ to explore the imagination of transport (both physical and imaginative) in contemporary art and culture. Her lecture focuses on […]

Cinema Expo 67

Cinema Expo 67 engages in fundamental research and contextualization of the most important films to have disappeared from the Canadian film canon. These seven multi-screen productions challenged both the cinema production technology of the day, modes of screening, audience reception as well as the received wisdom as to what cinema was or could be. Roman […]

Robertson Talk - Houses Never at Home: Responsive Textiles, Fabric Dwellings and Precarious Structures

This talk examines textile homes, that is, tents, precarious housing, and “wobbly structures.” Moving from lo-tech handmade knitted houses to high-tech responsive membrane architectures, Dr. Robertson considers how the utopian premise of many such edifices belies their actual contingency and fragility. Instead of reading textiles as comforting (an often automatic assumption), she instead turns to […]

Christine Davis launches exhibition in Montreal

Future Cinema Lab’s first Artist in Residence Christine Davis has launched an exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. The exhibition, which runs until September 7, 2009, consists of three multimedia installations and eight collages curated by Lesley Johnstone. From the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal: “Weaving together the interconnected histories of dance, cinema […]

FCL Symposium highlights student and faculty research

On May 8, 2009, the Future Cinema Lab (FCL) organized a one-day symposium that brought together presentations by faculty and graduate students at York University. The day’s events kicked off with a panel comprised of graduate students from York’s programmes in Social and Political Thought (Julie Nagam), Communication and Culture (Anna Friz and Jason Rovito), […]

Janine Marchessault & Michael Snow Forum in Berlin

The 2009 Berlin International Film Festival will include a forum titled “Materiality: Conversations” in which Professor Janine Marchessault will interview renowned Canadian filmmaker and artist Michael Snow. Time and Location: Sunday, February 8 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm HAMBURGER BAHNHOF–Museum für Gegenwart Invalidenstr. 50-51, 10557 Berlin Free Admission 2:00pm – Introduction 2:15 – Christa Blümlinger & […]

Caitlin Fisher wins international digital poetry prize

From Y-File, February 27, 2009: Film Professor Caitlin Fisher wins international digital poetry prize York film Professor Caitlin Fisher, Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture, is co-winner of the City of Vinaròs 4th International Digital Literature Award 2008 prize in poetry, a first for a Canadian. The award is for outstanding work in digital poetry. […]

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