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Celestial:Bodies

“…there are moments when one feels free from one’s own identification with human limitations and inadequacies. At such moments, one imagines that one stands on some spot of a small planet, gazing in amazement at the cold yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable: life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny, only being.” – Albert Einstein [1] Exploring the often-invisible inner workings of the human body, and…

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Carceral Cultures Conference 2018

Approaching biometrics as inevitable and prevalent, my interest is in how biometric technologies become mobilized within creative representations, outside of scientific inquiry. My aim is therefore to draw connections between the increasing deployment of surveillance and biometric technologies, and their manifestation within contemporary art practices. Evolving from an art-as-research methodology, and privileging artworks as examples, this presentation looks to artworks that engage with traditional portraiture and representations of the face, all the while manipulating expectations…

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International Art English

International Art English is a visual arts talk radio show that examines contemporary art through interviews and critical discussion of local exhibitions, events and the art process with artists. In a telephone interview with  radio host Lauren Lavery, I discuss my practice, working full time in an administrative position, and the challenge of finding a successful and rewarding work/life balance. Listen to the interview. Recorded March 26 2017 on CFRU 93.3FM, Campus and Community Radio in…

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Of Black Holes & Feminine Flesh

A woman dances alone on a stage. The swathes of fabric bellowing and collapsing around her as she moves; spinning, swirling. From one moment to the next, the dancer’s body becomes engulfed by the folds of fabric, disappearing from view, while simultaneously expanding, transforming and breathing beyond her skin. Described by art critic Mallarmé as resembling giant petals, butterflies or a conch shell unfurling, (1) the dancer, suspended in place and time, is an apparition. Her…

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The Colour of Something

A phenomenological approach to art analysis. This 1-hour workshop presents participants the opportunity to develop critical, analytic tools for discussing a work of art. Critiques are central to the emerging creative practitioner’s development, as both recipient and participant in the process. As a constructive, generative stage in the art-making process, art criticism teaches visual literacy, activates both mind and body, and develops an awareness of the critical context in which we as artists work. Typically…

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The Body Eclectic

Exploring the Diversity of Bodily Being The Body Eclectic colloquium includes interdisciplinary panel discussions among experts who explore the intersection between important social and environmental topics such as: aging, care, and differen­­tly-abled bodies; the creation of inclusive, accessible spaces; socially responsible communities and environmentally responsible death; the permeability of the body through technological advances and genetic manipulation as well as ‘othering’ certain bodies through technological mainstays; and, finally, celebration of  being a body in all of…

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Under my Skin

A splendor of organs. Under my skin , a splendor of organs is a solo exhibition of works by Vancouver based artist Kristina Fiedrich. As an alumna of TRU (BFA, 2005), the exhibition explores a decade of the artist’s studio-based practice that investigates the capricious subjective body. Highlighting the process and progress of an extended body of work, this exhibition includes drawings, paintings, sculpture and animation, illuminating the trajectory of the artist’s emergent practice. The exhibition…

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Spectral Transmissions

Curatorial Statement. Spectral Transmissions considers the work of art as a sensual, affective being through the interplay of perception and sensation, illusion and the real. In the pursuit to capture the real, imaging technologies generate an apparition from within the artist’s eye, coming into the world. Thus, images appear reflected off, mirrored in, warped and bounded by myriad surfaces. The desire to preserve and suspend a time, a place, and a space suggests that even…

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About Face

exploring the multiple potentialities of Cerniello’s “Danielle” This paper investigates American film-maker Anthony Cerniello’s animation “Danielle” (2013). Created from a series of photographs of an extended family, “Danielle” oscillates between a fictitious and real subject. As means to explore the multiple facial layers within the work, this paper examines the many potentialities within Deleuzian analyses of the face: the faciality generated by the narrative in each aging face; the deterritorialization of the importance of a…

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Artists Talk

What is an Emerging Artist? VANCOUVER, B.C., Feb. 5—Ours is a profession with no clear pathway.  There are innumerable measures of success for an artist. CARFAC BC’s enhanced ebook, Artists Talk: A Practical Guide to Emerging as an Artist in Canada, therefore does not provide a standard roadmap towards a vague artistic career.  Rather, it offers windows into opportunities that can be created and key advice from those working in the field.  This guidebook provides tools…

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