Events, Readings, Workshops, Exhibitions and Installations 2019
Featured Poet at “Poetry and Arts” in Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery
December 12, 7:00-9:00pm, Jewish Community Centre. Response to the exhibition Wings of Imagination by Janet Strayer.
Transformations: Expressive Art Workshop
November 7 and 14, 2019 3:30-5:30 at Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, at JCC, 950 West 41st Avenue.
Featured Poet at Spoken Ink Poetry Reading
October 15, 2019. 8:00pm Deer Lake Gallery.
Still/ed Here: A Story of Displacement at the Central Library in London, ON
October 2019: ongoing exhibit of Still/ed Here during the month of October.
Oct 10, 2019, on Newcomer Day, Contributions to the story of displacement by the general public on-site.
Still/ed Here: A Story of Displacement at Victoria Public Library
October 1, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm, Central Branch Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton St., Victoria. Contributions to the story of displacement by the general public on-site.
Still/ed Here: A Story of Displacement at Word Vancouver 2019.
September 29, 2019, 12:05-12:20, presentation of the project. Vancouver Public Library Community stage, Central Library, 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver. Contributions to the story of displacement by the general public on-site 11:30am-5:00pm.
Still/ed Here: A Story of Displacement at Britannia Library
September 28, 2019, 3:00-4:30pm, 1661 Napier St, Vancouver. Contributions to the story of displacement by the general public on-site.
Culture Days Vancouver – Workshop: Play with words and media
September 28, 2019, 10:00-12:00, Roundhouse Community Centre, Boardroom – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver.
Still/ed Here: A Story of Displacement on Bowen Island
September 26, 2019 – 7:30-9:00pm, Library Annex Cove Commons, Bowen Island Arts Council. Contributions to the story of displacement by the general public on-site.
Still/ed Here: A Story of Displacement at Hastings Library
September 25, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm, 2674 E Hastings St, Vancouver. Contributions to the story of displacement by the general public on-site.
Poetic Pairing with Trevor Carolan at Britannia Library
September 24, 2019 – 6:30-8:30, Gallery Room 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC. Organized by Pandora’s Collective
Poetry reading at TWS Reading Series
September 12, 2019 8pm, Hood 29, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver
“On the Margin of History” – Screening at the Motion Pictures International Film Festival.
Time and location: August 23-25, 2019, at Creative Guild Studios, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Surrey Art Gallery
June 28-August 31, 2019
“On the Margin of History” – 1st prize in the category of Digital and performative multimedia art.
ELO (Electronic Literature Organization) Conference 2019 in Cork, Ireland from July 15 to 17, 2019
“On the Margin of History” – Exhibition of the video poem, hosted at the Glucksman Gallery, a prestigious national institution of the contemporary arts. The exhibition was open from July 10th to allow the wider audience to experience the art.
About the event from the website:
“The theme for ELO2019 #ELOcork is “peripheries”: delegates are invited to explore the edges of literary and digital culture, including emerging traditions, indeterminate structures and processes, fringe communities of praxis, effaced forms and genres, marginalised bodies, and perceptual failings.”
Gluckman Gallery, exhibition
MIX2019 Experiential Storytelling in Bath, UK from July 1 to 2, 2019
“On the Margin of History” – Panel discussion where we talked about our collaborative process and creative juices.
About the conference, from the website:
“Experiential storytelling encompasses works that foreground the experience of the audience or reader. Works that offer authentic and often personalised experiences are becoming increasingly prevalent and this year MIX offers opportunities to think about what that might mean for digitally-mediated narratives. Additional themes for this year’s conference include immersion and publishing; we define these themes broadly and are interested in how new forms of storytelling can respond to and learn from emerging works that explore the potential of immersive technologies.”
Panel Poetry Film with Mary McDonald and Mohamad Kebbewar
Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium meeting, UN, Copenhagen, DM, from June 25 to 27, 2019
“On the Margin of History“
Tvrdjava Mira – Rektorat Univerziteta Novi Sad /Fortress of Peace, Rectorate Novi Sad University, Serbia from June 14 to 21, 2019
“On the Margin of History“ – Announcement from the media:
War is a part of human history, but it becomes history only when there is no one to tell its story. What happens with the consequences of wars that we still witness?
A project “On the Margin of History” talks about migration and deals with the consequences of the war in Syria, as well as depicts the situation after the NATO bombing of Serbia. Although starting as a form of video poetry, the project has grown into a transmedial installation, which goal is to cause empathy, humanity and closeness in chaos following the conflict. The use of augmented reality technology contributes to expressing those emotions through art.
The project combines new media, poetry, photography and video fragments and it is a result of the international collaboration between Mohamad Kebbewar, a poet from Syria, Mary McDonald – a multimedia artist from London (Canada) and Natasha Boskic from Novi Sad who works at the Faculty of Education the University of British Columbia, as a director of the educational technology support unit.
Рат је део људске историје, али рат постаје историја тек када не постоји више нико да исприча његову причу. Шта је са последицама ратова о којима и даље можемо сведочити?
Пројекат „На маргини историје“ покреће тему миграција и бави се последицама рата у Сирији и осликавањем ситуације након НАТО бомбардовања Србије. Иако започет као облик „видео поезије“ пројекат је прерастао у тзв. „трансмедијалну инсталацију“ чији је циљ да пробуди емпатију, људскост и блискост у „хаосу“ који настаје после сукоба. Употреба технологије проширене реалности (Augmented Reality) допринеће да овај уметнички израз пренесе ове емоције.
Пројекат комбинује нове медије, поезију, фотографије и видео записе и производ је међународне сарадње Мохамада Кебевара – песника из Сирије, Мери Мекдоналд – мултимедијалне уметнице из Лондона и Наташе Бошкић – Новосађанке која на педагошком факултету на универзитету Британске Колумбије у Ванкуверу ради као директор групе за подршку за употребу образовне технологије.
21st International Conference Consciousness Reframed 2019 in Porto, Portugal from June 6 to 8, 2019
“On the Margin of History” – Installation: video poem and augmented reality (AR)
About the conference, from the website:
“The conference will look at the nature of artificial thought, and forms of intelligence in nature – charted through aspects of transdisciplinary creative practice and theory in our planetary culture.
Just as new paradigms of feeling and communication are beginning to form around our interaction with life at all levels of our perception, from plants and trees to fungi and bacteria, we may see matter as inhabited mind, media as necessarily moist, and technology as a tool of the Tao.
Thought is spreading through all our systems, places and products. We need cities that are not only smart but sensitive: schools that think, roads that remember, buildings that feel. art that is as much extra-sensory as interpersonal.
Our consciousness is both reframing and reforming.”