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Art and the Digital

January 24, 2014 - January 25, 2014

The Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History is proud to present the 3rd Annual Concordia University Undergraduate Art History Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Art and the Digital.” The intersection of art making practices and new technologies is a key area of research for both art historians and artists. Questions of authorship, the impact of social networking on the dissemination of images, and the changing role of the artist continue to illuminate the ways in which the changing landscape of the digital shapes our perceptions of just what is considered art. The 2014 Undergraduate Art History Conference will address all things related to digital culture in art and art-making practices and create a space for the consideration of technology and it’s rapidly shifting nature.

Conference Schedule

Friday January 24

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Conference welcome; Professional Panel – York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605

Panel Presenters: Esther Bourdages (Eastern Bloc), Jean Dubois (UQAM), Dr. Jonathan Lessard (Concordia), Dr. Christine Ross (McGill).

Panel moderator: Dr. Alice Jim

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Reception/Vernissage, Let’s Get Digital – VAV Gallery, VA Building, main floor

Saturday January 25

10:00 – 10:15am – Opening Remarks

10:15 – 11.45 am – Panel 1: Bio-Art

Moderator: Dr. Ernestine Daubner

“Visualising HIV: The Virus and the Immune System in Biomedia Art”

Braden Scott (Concordia University)

“Ecology: Recycled Landscapes.”

Romina Cameron (Concordia University)

“The Institute for Figuring’s Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef: Accessibility to Knowledge Through Play and Hybrid Methods of Learning.”

Jennifer Aedy (Concordia University)

 12:00 – 1:15 pm – Panel 2: Computerization and Contemporary Art

Moderator: Christopher Moore

“Polygons and Perception: Creating Meaningful Encounters with 3D Models and Computer Interfaces.”

Steph Caskenette (University of Guelph)

“The Robotic Action Painter as Artist.”

Alexandrine Capolla Beauregard (Concordia University)

“Ryoji Ikeda: test pattern and the Comfortably Numb.”

Emma Sise (Concordia University)

1:15 – 2:00 pm – Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:00pm – Panel 3: Social Media as Content and Strategy

Moderator: Mark Schilling

“The Fame-Whore and the Cam-Whore: Representations of Female Presence on Screen Through the Eyes of Contemporary Artist Anne Hirsch.”

Madelyne Beckles (Concordia University)

“From Ephemeral to Viral to Profitable: The Commodification of Montréal Graffiti.”

Kelly O’Brien (Independent Scholar/Fordham University)

3:15 – 5.00 pm – Panel 4: History, Memory, and Representation in the Digital Era

Moderator: Stefan Jovanovic

“The Archive, the Club, and the Web: Bear Witness’s Acts of Decolonization.”

Katerina Korola (Concordia University)

“Le medium photographique en rapport à sa technique, ou le digitale hypermoderne du cas Abu Ghraib”

Catherine Bergeron (Concordia University)

“Problems with Digitizing Propaganda: Memory, Experience, and Power”

Sarah Danruo Wang (University of Toronto)

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Address: Kent Monkman

7.30 – 10 pm – Closing Reception – EV 11.725


January 24, 2014
January 25, 2014
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