Four Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) Graduate students will present talks on their work on four consecutive Wednesdays in April 2011, each at 7PM.
April 6th 2011 Kelly Markovich - Memory and Photography
Kelly Markovich is a photo-based artist who will be completing her Masters of Fine Arts degree at NSCAD University in May 2011. Her current body of work, which will be on display at the Anna Leonowens Gallery from March 28 to April 9, pivots on exploring the link between photography and memory, and the ability for reflexive recall based on the sensorial aesthetics of objects. The ideas being presented were generated from addressing and identifying key components of the phenomenological function of memory, time and space, and identity in relation to home.
April 13th 2011 Chris Myhr - Photography as a Gradual Process
Chris Myhr is a media artist currently based in Halifax. He is a graduate of the Multidisciplinary BFA program at the University of Lethbridge, and recently completed MFA studies at NSCAD University, where he teaches Photography in the Division of Foundation. His art practice moves between media installation, sound-based work, video and photography; and his current area of interest is in responsive electronic systems, and the generation of live listening environments. "Music as a Gradual Process" will focus on photography in the context of intermedia art production.
April 20th 2011 Juan Ortiz Apuy - Species of Spaces
For the past 3 years, my work has been focused on the notion that language is a place of struggle, particularly, I am interested in the exchanges between language, identity and violence. Thus I often regard my practice as a kind of archeology of language, insofar as I am not only interested in looking at language rather than simply listening to it, but also in exploring its power to create images and representations. In my talk, I will discuss the role of photography in my practice and the way it functions as a trace of actions, or as a document of gestures and interventions.
April 27th 2011 Mark Kasumovic - The Role of Photography in the Contemporary Landscape
Photography, like the landscape around us, is in a constant state of change. Photographers have been capturing this landscape since the very beginning of the medium and continue to do so today - so the question is this: what is the role of the photographer in the contemporary landscape? Several strategies and new ways of capturing the landscape will be explored both in several of my own projects along with other innovative artists working around the globe