SHOWINGS: Towards Making Regalia of the Future

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Towards Making Regalia of the Future
June 23, 2015, at 6:30PM
with Skawennati

Weaving recovered pasts, material presents, and digital futures Skawennati asks, “What do we keep?”

In Episode 04 of Skawennati’s machinima series, TimeTraveller(2008-2013), the female protagonist, Karahkwenhawi, a Mohawk, is transported to a pow wow in the year 2112. There she is offered a glimpse into the style and ...

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SHOWINGS: What can a Vocaloid do?

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What can a Vocaloid do?
June 12, 2015, at 6:30PM
Erin Gee
Sandra Annett

“There is a tension between the Body without Organs and the structure of organization or stratification it is embedded in, a tension which can itself be made productive.”

This idea is musical.

– Erin Gee quoting Sandra Annett

For this edition of SHOWINGS, artist Erin Gee ...

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SHOWINGS: SciFi Research Series – April events

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SHOWINGS is a series of material-discursive events where invited artists, filmmakers, science fiction writers, and future-casters reconfigure our relationships to technologies through a science fiction lens. Inspired by the practices of sci-fi feminisms, afrofuturist storytelling, and science and technology studies, the series experiments with human and posthuman approaches to an ethics of encounter that open up collective knowledges entangled in the past, present and ...

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Dance of Communal Inquiry

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Dance of Communal Inquiry
Workshop by Onyeka Igwe
Location: 8-Eleven, 233 Spadina Ave.
Date: April 22, 2015, 8PM

If we were to approach vibe as a technology of communal production, what is its interface? 

In dancing together we construct a vibe. The vibe is “an active communal force, a feeling, a rhythm that is created by the mix of dancers, the balance of ...

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SHOWINGS: Duration of Things

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April 8, 2015, at 6:30PM
Karl Schroeder
Isabell Spengler

Science fiction writer and professional future-caster Karl Schroeder and Berlin based artist Isabell Spengler, will engage with Spengler’s exhibition Two Days at the Falls at Trinity Square Video, and contend with ways we are simultaneously living in pasts and futures through everyday objects, technologies and their lifespans. Devices include Cones of Plausibility, ...

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SHOWINGS: Revolving Doors

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Revolving doors
April 22, 2015
6:30PM @ Trinity Square with Camille Turner
8PM @ 8-Eleven with Onyeka Igwe

Afrofuturism is a critical engagement with technology and the power ideals of ‘the other’.
– Tegan Bristow, digital artist and theorist

For the first part of this two-site Showing, media and performance artist Camille Turner will renew encounters with hidden relics and ancient devices through her research into afrofuturist technologies of storytelling. Her work invokes hidden memories ...

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