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Saturday, August 15 • 9:30am - 5:30pm
W12 Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art

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Since 2009, the Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective has staged annual exhibitions in major North American cities (Washington D.C., Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, New Orleans, Philadelphia) that explore the intersections of art and anthropology. Archives, ephemera, and Indigenous articulations of new media, identity, culture, language, and resistance have emerged as central themes in contemporary art-ethnographic practice and as a central interest to the curatorial work of the collective. New technologies, both materially and conceptually, present opportunities to push theoretical, disciplinary, and aesthetic boundaries. However, the implications of digitization and circulation of archival information present particularly interesting challenges for artists and scholars who seek to both represent and exploit the potential of digital archives. Building on the collective’s recent exhibitions, and in conjunction with an exhibition of new media artist Geronimo Inutiq’s Arctic Noise project, co-curated for ISEA 2015 at the grunt gallery in Vancouver (Terminal City), Ethnographic Terminalia invites workshop participants to demonstrate and discuss electronic art works and theoretical frameworks that disrupt material, figurative, discursive, cultural, and political manifestations of the archive, broadly conceived.

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Kate Hennessy

Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, School of Interactive Arts and Technology
Kate Hennessy is an Associate Professor specializing in Media at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). She is a co-curator of the 2018 MWX. As the director of the Making Culture Lab at SIAT, her research explores the role of digital technology... Read More →
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Tarah Hogue

Curatorial Resident, grunt gallery
In conjunction with ISEA, grunt gallery is pleased to present ARCTICNOISE by Geronimo Inutiq. ARCTICNOISE is a media installation that draws on archival film footage and sound materials sourced from the Isuma Archive at the National Gallery of Canada, as well as sound and film materials... Read More →

Thomas Ross Miller

Anthropologist with a difference

Stephanie Takaragawa

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Chapman University

Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm PDT
VIVO 2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, BC V5M 3G9

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