Performative Ecologies: Thinking Through Research Practices

The University of Alberta

Room 2-20 Fine Arts Building (FAB)

Friday March 21

Panel: Mobilized Ecologies of Art and Research


“The Fall is Coming: How to End History and Face the Consequences.” Didier Morelli, MFA Candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies, Simon Fraser University

“Neo-Concretists, Mono-ha, and Sharing the Senses among Artist, Object, and Viewer.” Christina Mesiti, MFA Candidate in Visual Arts, Claremont Graduate University

“Dissensual Practises: Contesting Neoliberal Consensus Through Art.” Huw Webb, MFA Candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies, Simon Fraser University

Panel: Embodied Ecologies: Impositions Onto Surveilled Spaces


“Lived Scans.” Darian Goldin Stahl, MFA Candidate in Printmaking, University of Alberta

“Heather Cassils, Sculpture, and the Informe.” Michael Wooley, BA History of Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Alberta

“Interventions of the Urban Landscape.” Kaitlynn McQueston, MFA Candidate in Visual Arts, University of Victoria

Saturday March 22

Panel: Views on Ecological Art as the Interface(s) for Human-Earth Relations


“How to Flow Upstream: Eco Art Connecting Students with Their Learning.” Shimshon Obadia, BFA in Interdisciplinary Performance, University of British Columbia

“A Technological Surround: The Overview Effect and the logic of standing reserve in Peter Mettler’s Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands.” Daniel Browne, PhD Candidate in Communication and Culture, York University / Ryerson University

“The Calm After the Storm: Murakami’s The 500 Arhats and the Posthuman Sublime.” Justin Ramsey, MA Candidate in Comparative Media Arts, Simon Fraser University

Panel: Imagined, Assembled and Performed Ecologies


“A Shy Game, Self-Identity vs. Virtual Reality and the World.” Benjamin Poynter, MFA Candidate in Media Arts, University of Nevada

Pathetic Fallacy: Imagining Alternatives to The Weather Channel’s World of Human Weather.” Barbara Adler, MFA Candidate in Visual Arts, Simon Fraser University

“Sound Ecology Through Rhythmanalysis.” Jason Eastwood, MA in Musicology, Dalhousie University

Keynote Address


“Knowledge Domain Visualizations, Learning Ecologies and Constellations of Chance”

Dr. Caitlin Fisher, York University