Evolve or Perish: Media Arts Symposium
Thursday November 14 to Sunday November 17
Arts Court, Ottawa
Download the full program as PDF: Evolve or Perish_FINAL
Screenings and Keynote at Club Saw: 67 Nicholas Street
Exhibition and Parties at Galerie SAW Gallery: 67 Nicholas Street
|Panels in the Arts Court Studio: 2 Daly Ave
Register online at: http://mano-ramo.ca/evolve-registration/
Download the full program guide as a pdf: Symposium booklet-Final
MANO/RAMO is pleased to announce Evolve or Perish: Media Arts Symposium in partnership with Galerie SAW Gallery ART STAR 5: Witness and Testify. This three-day forum will bring together media arts professionals from across Ontario, and beyond, to engage in lively discussion and debate on major issues facing the sector. The events will provide up-to-date information regarding the current state of funding, identify systemic problems that impact the media arts community, and create a space to imagine new models of collaboration.
While the days will focus on discussion and debate regarding the sector, the evenings will provide a celebration of Canadian and International video art provided by Galerie SAW Gallery’s ART STAR 5: Witness and Testify Through the debates and discussions, Evolve or Perish hopes to provoke ideas around big questions.
Conference Registration is based on a sliding scale:
$40-$100 for the first representative of a non-profit organization or collective.
$40 for additional representatives from an organization or collective.
$30 for students and independent artists, curators and administrators.
Need another reason to join MANO/RAMO?
MANO/RAMO provides Travel Assistance for one representative from each member organization or collective. Accommodation subsidies for members are based on availability.
To join MANO/RAMO please see: http://mano-ramo.ca/join-manoramo
THURSDAY, November 14, 2013
Opening Keynote: 7:00 – 9:00pm
FRIDAY, November 15, 2013
Access and Accountability: New Models For Inclusive Arts Programming 10:00am – 12:00pm
David Bobier, Deborah Fels, Catherine MacKinnon, Margot Whitfield
Media Art Funders: Changes and Continuity 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Felipé Diaz — Canada Council for the Arts, Mark Haslam — Ontario Arts Council and Sanjay Shahani — Ontario Trillium Foundation
Reframing Capital: Technological Change, Rent, Dependency, and the Means of Production 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Sharlene Bamboat, Holly Cunningham, Chris Kennedy, Penny McCann
Evolve or Perish After-Party: One Hit Wonders and Timeless Classics
11PM — 2AM / Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street
Presented by SAW Video
SATURDAY, November 16, 2013
Collective Mobility and Institutional Stability: Collaboration where Slowness Meets Speed 10:00am – 12:00pm
Gina Badger, Maria Alejandrina Coates, Emma Hendrix, Jim Shedden
Youth in Revolt: Precarious Labour, the Young Curator, and Administrator in the Media Arts 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Howard Adler, Eliane Ellbogen, Christine Swintak, cheyanne turions
Evolution, Mutation, Amputation, and Death: Change and its Discontents 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Henry Faber, Jean-Paul Kelly, Deirdre Logue, Monique Manatch
SUNDAY, November 17, 2013
MANO/RAMO AGM 10am-2pm
ART STAR 5: Witness and Testify schedule:
As mentioned above, our colleagues at Galerie Saw Gallery will be presenting their biennial video art exhibition ART STAR 5: Witness and Testify. The schedule is below. In other great things Evolve or Perish registrants get free access to ART STAR programming (except the Master Class with Basma Alsharif) and ART STAR pass-holders receive free access to all Evolve or Perish events.
THURSDAY, November 14
Art Star 5: Video Art Biennial / Witness and Testify
in conjunction with Evolve or Perish Media Arts Symposium
Witness and Testify Blowup Party
Featuring the exhibition Road Movie by Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky (Public Studio)
With DJs Lakes District and Gina Vanelli
8PM — 2AM / Galerie SAW Gallery
FRIDAY, November 15
Thirza Jean Cuthand Shorts Screening
Curated by Reena Katz
7PM / Club SAW
Basma Alsharif Shorts Screening
Curated by Christopher Rohde
9PM / Club SAW
SATURDAY, November 16
Master Class with Basma Alsharif
2PM / Club SAW
Sophie Calle Double Blind/No Sex Last Night Screening
Curated by Anna Khimasia
7PM / Club SAW
Isabelle Pauwels Shorts Screening
Curated by Rhiannon Vogl
9PM / Club SAW
SUNDAY, November 17
Closing Night: The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh
Curated by Jason St-Laurent
7PM / Club SAW
Evolve or Perish is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The Media Arts Network of Ontario/Réseau des arts mediatiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) is an arts service organization whose mandate is to develop and foster a unified and responsive provincial network for Ontario media arts organizations and the independent artists they represent.
MANO/RAMO’s vision is informed by the value that a rich and vibrant cultural landscape includes the continued diversity of artistic and cultural expression offered by independent film, video, audio and new media arts. These forms of expression provide alternatives to mainstream, commercial and institutional ideologies. It is the organization’s belief that community engagement with diverse artistic practices improves quality of life by promoting cultural understanding and respect at all levels of society.