Renewal Symposium

Reg­is­tra­tion now open for MANO’s 2017 Con­fer­ence – Renewal 
Toron­to, Novem­ber 17 – 19, 2017

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario / Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) is pleased to announce our next gath­er­ing of media artists, cul­tural work­ers, researchers and allies. This con­fer­ence, titled Renew­al, will bring togeth­er cul­tural work­ers and artists from across Ontario, Cana­da and inter­na­tion­ally to dis­cuss renew­ing the con­di­tions of our col­lec­tive labour and the spaces that make it pos­si­ble. All events will take place in the Queen West area of Toron­to, home to dozens of media arts organizations.

Pro­gram­ming will include in-depth dis­cus­sions and work­shops of media arts grant­i­ng, humane resources for work­ers and artists, build­ing and ren­o­vat­ing facil­i­ties, col­lec­tive orga­niz­ing, archival prac­tices, address­ing new fund­ing struc­tures, and chal­lenges across the field. We will also share pro­grams of mov­ing image works and close the gath­er­ing with a live per­for­mance by three incred­i­ble expand­ed cin­ema artists: Lind­say Mcin­tyre, Male­na Szlam, and Leslie Sup­net + Hen­ning Fred­erik Malz. Friday’s keynote address will take the form of a con­ver­sa­tion between broad­cast­er and cul­tur­al work­er Rick Harp and Ter­ri Monture.

Down­load the Renew­al Pro­gram.


Fri­day Novem­ber 17

9:00am – 10:00am: Reg­is­tra­tion and Coffee
10:00am – 11:30am: Fun­der Forum
11:30am – 1:00pm: Work­shops
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Catered Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Pan­el “Humane Resources”
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Pan­el “Scal­ing Up and Scal­ing Down: Space”
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Catered Dinner
6:30pm – 8:15pm: Keynote

Sat­ur­day Novem­ber 18

9:00am – 10:00am: Reg­is­tra­tion and Coffee
10:00am – 11:30am: Pan­el “Research and the Archive”
11:30am – 1:00pm: Work­shops
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Catered lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Round­ta­bles and Dis­cus­sion Groups
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Strat­e­gy Forum “Towards a New Advocacy”
5:30pm – 7:30pm: Din­ner on own
8:00pm – late: Film Performances

Sun­day Novem­ber 19

11:00am – 12:30: AGM and Clos­ing Business

Trav­el sub­si­dies will be avail­able for MANO mem­bers and pre-approved free­lance cul­tural workers.

Reg­is­tra­tion Fee: $50 for MANO mem­bers / $80 for non-members

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Renew­al has been made pos­si­ble through the sup­port of the Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts and the ongo­ing sup­port of the Ontario Arts Council.

Keynote and Film­mak­er Short Bios:

Rick Harp is a founder and pres­i­dent of the INDIGENA Cre­ative Group, Rick offers 15 years-plus media expe­ri­ence in jour­nal­ism and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. A host/producer with the Abo­rig­i­nal Peo­ples Tele­vi­sion Net­work for many years, Rick has also served as Artis­tic Direc­tor for the Win­nipeg Abo­rig­i­nal Film Fes­ti­val. He is a mem­ber of the Peter Bal­lan­tyne Cree Nation in north­ern Saskatchewan.

Ter­ri Mon­ture, is a Kanienkaha’keh (Mohawk), Wolf Clan from Six Nations of the Grand Riv­er Ter­ri­to­ry in South­ern Ontario. She is cur­rent­ly a Staff Rep­re­sen­ta­tive spe­cial­iz­ing in Human Rights and Equi­ty at the Cana­di­an Media Guild.

Lind­say McIn­tyre is a film artist and cre­ator from Edmon­ton, Alber­ta. Spe­cial­iz­ing in ana­logue film work that empha­sizes doc­u­men­tary, exper­i­men­tal and hand­made tech­niques, her work has been shown at numer­ous nation­al and inter­na­tion­al festivals.

Leslie Sup­net is a Toron­to based mov­ing image artist. Sup­net uti­lizes ani­ma­tion, found media, lo-fi and exper­i­men­tal prac­tices to cre­ate doc­u­ments of her per­son­al vision.

Hen­ning Fred­erik Malz is a Ger­man artist/fillmmaker who is cur­rent­ly resid­ing in Toron­to, Cana­da where he makes art and serves on the board of the direc­tors of Plea­sure Dome as a programmer.

Male­na Szlam (Chile/Montreal) is a visu­al artist and film­mak­er work­ing at the inter­sec­tions of cin­e­ma, instal­la­tion, and per­for­mance. Her prac­tice is con­cerned with trans­form­ing time and space through the unique prop­er­ties of ana­logue cinema.

Kid­lat Tahimik (Philip­pines) is a pio­neer of the post­colo­nial essay film, and the grand­fa­ther of the Philip­pine New Wave. With a wide rang­ing prac­tice in film, per­for­mance and beyond Kid­lat has cre­at­ed a remark­able body of work span­ning four decades.