Saturday, April 11, 2015

Walking - May 2015

We are going to contribute to 

Global Performance Art Walk 

From Gustaf Broms:





DEAR ALL GLOBAL PERFORMANCE ART WALKERS......
A proposal for a joint action:
Last year I made a five day walking project in Stockholm, Sweden.
In its exhausted state this MIND started to think about :
    my moving feet as the cause for the planet spinning,
    like a hamster in the treadmill.
    This image lingered on and became a question about,


HOW WE CREATE REALITY ?
The possibility - responsibility of our expression.
If we had many bodies, in many places,
that simultaneously made actions with intention

WILL THIS AFFECT REALITY AND HOW WE PERCEIVE IT ?
If you are interested in this type of exploration,
making parallel actions - in time
wherever your body might BE
feel free to join.
4 TH - 10 TH OF MAY 2015
9-4 GMT


Please share your performances with us at: https://www.facebook.com/WIAprojects

Talking - Winter 2015

"Talking" performances and research were done individually and in outreach with others. One such "talking" research event  and performance (organised by Pam Patterson) evolved into an exhibition HOW ARE U OCAD U? opening April 15 at CWSE Gallery. Here we took stock of one learning community and recommended strategies for change.  The link to our OCADU talk project  is on Facebook at:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/1547531022150255/


Friday, April 10, 2015

HOW ARE U OCADU?

Info Graphic by Meaghan Barry

Research/exhibition by undergraduate art and design education students.
Curated by Meaghan Barry, OCADU.
Facilitated by Pam Patterson, OCADU (Faculty) & Director WIAprojects, CWSE/OISE/UT

April 15 - May 30, 2nd Floor CWSE Hallway Gallery, OISE/UT, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

A community of art & design educators mounted a campaign inviting the OCADU community to assist them in re-imagining OCADU for the 21st C .  This action was an outgrowth of our deep curiosity about our own complicity in teaching and learning at OCADU. We wanted to open the Pandora’s Box and excavate the messiness. We all know that we need to dig deep and take risks in studio practice in order to push our work to stronger and richer iterations. But, how can we as educators do the same? How can we define OCADU as a community: Is it a place of/for community gathering(s)? What is its ethical grounding? What is its reason for being? How can we determine what learning means? How can we realize this research in political and artistic form?


While our posters are presented as tongue-and-cheek, the data they were derived from was diverse, compelling, and often contradictory. This inquiry is located in a feminist-inspired community of practice which, in honouring WIAprojects’ mandate and the vision of the CWSE OISE/UT, engages artists, activists, researchers and students in critically examining their own education.