Brandon Vickerd, a professor in the visual arts and art history departments in York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) and the director of the University’s digital sculpture lab, spearheaded an effort to donate more than 600 masks, as well as gloves and face shields, to Hamilton Health Services for distribution across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Three recent projects, part of the ground-breaking venture ‘Archive/Counter-Archive,’ illustrate the progress to date of this high-profile SSHRC-funded venture that looks at moving images and is designed to disrupt conventional narratives. In doing so, they reinforce the value of this work.
Re:Framing Gender privileges an ethic of collaboration, both between the participants and the exhibition team, and the wider institution. The show was devised in collaboration with multiple faculties across York University, uniting the departments of Theatre, Film, Women & Gender Studies, Art History Graduate Studies, and the Art Gallery of York University.
An important story of Canadian history and tragedy that was retold through an opera written by Stephanie Martin, associate professor of music at York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), will be the subject of a special lecture on March 11 at York University.
A compelling bioart project leverages climate geoengineering in an unlikely way: It introduces poetry into a plant’s biology through dew and in the process makes a profound statement about climate change, biodiversity and the interconnectedness of humans and the environment.
The world premiere of the morning I died I flew over the tobacco fields…, a multimedia ethnographic performance will be presented as part of the 2020 conference and symposium "Imagining Differently: Research-Creation Practices in Urgent Times" co-hosted by the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography and the Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies at York University.
Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal will present the 34th annual Wendy Michener Lecture at York University. The free lecture, hosted by York’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), will take place at 12 p.m. on March 5 in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building at the Keele Campus. All members of the community are invited to attend the annual lecture, which commemorates a milestone year as 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Wendy Michener’s death.
As part of Black History Month, York University invited members of the public to learn more about the origins of gospel music at the concert on Wednesday. The event, entitled Word, Sound, Power: Black Artistic Expression, was hosted by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora, which is currently held by York University professor Carl James.