Sunday December 2, 2001 10:00 — 5:00 p.m.
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Canada
A one-day public forum on the topic of the current state of new media art and its place within our galleries and production/distribution centers, following from recent seminars on new media curating co-hosted by CRUMB in England (Baltic, May 2001; Media Centre Huddersfield, October 2001). With moderators Sara Cook of Curatorial Resource Upstart Media Bliss and Nina Czegledy of Critical Media. The symposium represents a timely and unique opportunity to consider and discuss among peers from across Canada, the issues arising from the burgeoning field of new media, highlighting some of the fissures and opportunities that have arisen in the shifting ground between traditional, institutionally-based curatorial practice and new models less bound to specific locales. It seeks to initiate a dialogue between artists, venues, funders and audiences by defining and discussing relevant issues and Canadian practice.
The event will be comprised of three sessions, centered on the key areas of Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Each session will feature 2 to 3 presentations followed by open discussion. The presentations will focus primarily on inclusive, overall issues of producing, presenting and experiencing new media in Canada and will be illustrated by novel approaches, practical examples and will indicate directions to take in the future. These include: the shifting relationship of art to industry the hybrid role of artist-curator online communities/local community education global network dissemination the changing role of museums and collections the creation of new media production centers in regional galleries, audience interactivity art and science collaborations.
Symposium schedule and speaker list:
Introductions from Renee Baert, Nina Czegledy and Sarah Cook
10:30 – 12:15 PRODUCTION
Nichola Feldman-Kiss (artist, Ottawa)
Michelle Kasprzak (artist and co-curator of year.01, Toronto)
Catherine Richards (artist, Ottawa)
12:15 — 13:45 LUNCH BREAK
13:45 – 15:00 DISTRIBUTION
Kathleen Pirrie-Adams (Interaccess Gallery, Toronto)
Skawennati Tricia Fragnito (independent curator, cyberpowwow, Montreal)
15:00 — 15:20 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
15:20 — 16:50 CONSUMPTION
Jean Gagnon (Fondation Daniel Langlois, Montreal)
Liane Davison (Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC)
And speaker TBA
16:50 — 17:00 CONCLUDING REMARKS — Sarah Cook and Nina Czegledy
CURATING NEW MEDIA received generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ottawa Art Gallery.Trinity Square Video and CRITICAL MEDIA presentation Thursday, October 11, 2001 9pm