Can we move through the screen and towards each other?
#WatchingTogether in Spite of a Dying Planet, presents an introspective journey through the melancholy of our damaged environment. Through diverse forms of performance, video, film, and 3D animation, we are transported into new ecologies, provoking reconnection with nature and land-based knowledges. Situated in our device mediated context the ‘natural physical’ becomes yet another reality amongst the many we are shifting between. We invite participants to meet in digital presence, traversing the interconnections of online gatherings.
This event is presented in partnership with Sky Fine Foods.
Friday, July 17, 2020 | 7pm-9pm EST
Sky Fine Foods: a rejuvenating experience concerned with the liminal, simulations, screens and realities. Sky Fine Foods is an experimental collaborative project space representing international artists with new ideas and methods in new media, digitally informed practices, and digital processes. We are located at skyfinefoods.com, in Art Gate VR, and occasionally elsewhere. ☁️ see you in the sky ☁️
Amanda Amour-Lynx is a queer, two-spirited l'nu (Mi'kmaw+Settler) interdisciplinary artist and social worker living in Tkaronto, Ontario, on Dish with One Spoon treaty territory. She was born and grew up in Tiotia:ke (Montreal). She received a BFA from OCAD University in Drawing and Painting, minoring in Indigenous Visual Culture. Interested in the intersections between art and activism, Lynx focuses on Indigenous storywork and socially engaged approaches to explore healing trauma and unearthing collective truths. She is interested in a future where intergenerational healing using traditional ways are honoured and informed through the lens of Indigiqueer futurism, and truth-telling. Her work focuses on how cosmology and ethnobotany can be incorporated into a wellness paradigm. Resurgent practices are important to her, including cultural acts of making, ceremony, language revitalization, plant knowledge, bushcraft, two-eyed seeing, shapeshifting, and how western ideologies offer us tools to recover and enliven the old ways.
Patricia Domínguez holds an MFA at Hunter College, New York, a BFA from PUC, Santiago, and a Certificate in Botanical and Natural Science illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. She is the founder of Studio Vegetalista, an experimental platform for ethnobotanical research in Chile. Recent exhibitions include: CentroCentro, Madrid; Yeh Art Gallery, New York, Gasworks, London; Meet Factory, Prague; TEA, Tenerife; SeMA Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; ARCO Madrid; Twin Gallery, Madrid; Museo MAC, Santiago; Sala CCU, Santiago; CA2M, Madrid; among others. Her writing has been included in Technologies of Enchantment , edited by Gasworks, London, Documents of Contemporary Art Issue HEALTH, MIT and Whitechapel Press, and GaiaGuardianxs, edited by TBA 21, Madrid. Her next projects will be exhibited at TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Gwangju Biennale, Corea, and La Casa Encendida, Madrid, and The Wellcome Collection, London.
Tru is a digital artist from Toronto investigating the intersection of humans and technology. Based in animation, installation, and print, her work explores issues of mortality, technological evolution and our new way of seeing, mediated almost entirely by electronic screens.
Brianna Lowe is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Toronto. Her practice explores the different interpretations of how the environment is experienced through various digital media.
Annette Mangaard is a Danish-born Canadian artist, photographer and filmmaker whose work has been shown internationally at art galleries, cinematheques, and film festivals. Installations include: Armoury Gallery, Olympic Site Sydney, Australia; Pearson International Airport, Toronto; South-on Sea, Liverpool and Manchester, UK; Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Argentina; and Whitefish Lake, First Nations. Mangaard, has had retrospectives in Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver. International screenings include The Experimental Film Coalition, Chicago; The Collective for Living Cinema, New York; the SESC de Pompeia, Sao Paolo; Ozfun Australian Tour; Ann Arbour Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival; Vancouver Film Festival; National Gallery of Canada; Asolo Art Film Festival, Italy; DOCSDF Mexico City; Hot Docs; and Millenium, New York. A recipient of numerous arts awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council, Mangaard has participated as a juror for the Governor Generals Awards in Visual Art and sat on many boards of directors.