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Dames Making Games + ImagineNATIVE

On-Screen Protocols & Pathways

2019-09-07T09:00:00.000-04:00 2019-09-07T16:00:00.000-04:00 In the Spring of 2019, imagineNATIVE launched On-Screen Protocols and Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts and Stories. The Guide is for screen storytellers and production companies wishing to feature First Nations, Métis or Inuit people, content or concepts (traditional or contemporary cultures, knowledge or intellectual property) in their films, television programs and digital media content. This all-day workshop has been specially designed to help companies in the digital and interactive field utilize the Guide in a meaningful way. Learn with imagineNATIVE staff why Indigenous protocols are vitally important, and how the incorporation of the protocols can lead your company to greater creative and artistic heights. All participants will receive a print copy of the guide to take home. Those who register before Friday, August 23rd will receive a complimentary Industry pass to the 20th anniversary imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Oct. 21-27, 2019). **Schedule** * 9am – Coffee and Breakfast/Registration Opens * 9:30am – Indigenous Representation in Games * 10am – Using the Guide Lecture * 11am – Workshop: Developing Your Protocols * 1pm – Lunch * 2pm – Workshop: Case Studies * 4pm – Final Thoughts and Questions https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1564080653-pathways-and-protocols-768x320.jpg CONFIRMED
September 7, 9:00 AM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre + FADO Performance Art

International Visiting Artists: Liina Kuittinen (Finland)

2019-09-20T19:30:00.000-04:00 2019-09-20T23:00:00.000-04:00 *I am on my four. I am next to the ground. I see the surface from very close distance, the small particles and the space between them. I have to move my whole body closer to the object if I want to see it more clearly. I can not take the object in my hand and bring it closer to my eye. As an artist I am on my four and my hands are not swinging freely.* *I am eating ice-cream while writing this text. I am eating ice-cream for real, not just writing about it. I am eating it and it gives me great pleasure. Ice-cream goes through my digestion and my body knows how to turn the sugar into energy and to use the proteins and to get rid of the leftovers. Digestion is process that involves the body with other processes, one point in the circle of matter. Performance operates on the same plain with digestion. Performance and process of digesting are equally real. They are meeting points for material flows, actual events transforming material into other.* A new performance by Liina Kuittinen will be presented. ### ABOUT VIVA! ART ACTION www.vivamontreal.org _Image credit: Helene. Liina Kuittinen. 2018. Photo by Peter Rosvik._ https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1562628308-liina-kuittinen.jpg CONFIRMED
September 20, 7:30 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre + FADO Performance Art

Liina Kuittinen & Marita Bullmann

2019-09-21T13:00:00.000-04:00 2019-09-21T15:00:00.000-04:00 Artists: Marita Bullmann, Liina Kuittinen FADO is pleased to welcome Liina Kuittinen (Finland) and Marita Bullman (Germany) to the International Visiting Artists series. This series seeks to bring exceptional artists from the global performance art scene to Toronto, to present a new work (September 20) and give an artist talk (September 21) about their own practices and the contemporary performance art ecologies of their home cities/countries. Liina Kuittinen and Marita Bullman's appearance in Toronto is in collaboration with VIVA! Art Action, one of FADO's enduring partners. FADO and VIVA! have partnered several times (2013: Tomasz Szrama / Poland, Macarena Perich Rosas / Chile; 2015: Victoria Gray / UK, Dorothea Rust / Switzerland) over the years to share the presentation of international artists to both platforms in order to bring exceptional artists and their work to audiences in both cities; in addition to giving visiting artists the unique opportunity of engaging with performance communities in both Toronto and Montreal. _Image credit: untitled (another small matter). Marita Bullman. 2017. Photo by Rebekah Dahlia._ https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1562627890-marita-bullmantalks-pic.jpg CONFIRMED
September 21, 1:00 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre + FADO Performance Art

International Visiting Artists: Marita Bullmann (Germany)

2019-09-20T19:30:00.000-04:00 2019-09-20T23:00:00.000-04:00 Marita Bullmann's works are engagements with everyday objects: familiar materials, actions, spaces and places. In her performances, she seeks a direct encounter between body and space. Her working method can be understood as a temporally ephemeral, site- and situation-specific process. With her actions she creates her own realities and scenarios, which strengthen the awareness for object, material, body and space. Visual, temporal, haptic or acoustic elements determine the effect and perception of her performance. The way she creates abstract interpretations allows us to perceive and observe the things around us in a new way. The interpretation takes place through experience. The objects and materials she uses are by no means neutral, but connect with our sensual and emotional world of experience. Bullmann's intention is to influence the usual mechanisms of seeing and perceiving far away from cultural imprints and to create a new 'space' that lets us become aware of the act of seeing. She combines the constructed experiences with a search for images and actions that make the phenomena of curiosity and peculiarity visible. ### ABOUT VIVA! ART ACTION www.vivamontreal.org _Image Credit: untitled. Marita Bullmann. Photo by Svetlana Lopato._ https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1562627403-marita-bullmann.jpg CONFIRMED
September 20, 7:30 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON

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