CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2019/20 Artist in Residence

The Centre for Art Tapes is now accepting submissions for our 2019/2020 Artist in Residence program. CFAT invites artists in all stages of their careers to apply. The Artist in Residence will receive six months of unlimited access to CFAT to create and research a project. The proposed project can be on any subject matter and take any form but it must use electronic media in some form. This could be electronics, video, installation, audio, etc. If you have any questions about if your project would qualify as media art feel free to reach out. Ideally, the proposed project would use CFATs equipment and facilities.

The residency will run from October 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020 in K’jipuktuk (Halifax). Please note that this is a research and creation residency. CFAT aims to give artists the chance to explore and create, so there is no expectation of a finished work. The artist in residence will have 24-hour access to all aspects of the Centre including our electronics lab, full adobe suite, chromatte screen, etc. The selected participant will receive a $1,700 honorarium and a $300 fee for conducting an artist presentation or workshop in March 2020. CFAT does not have the ability to pay for travel, accommodations or materials. The residency is flexible to work with any work schedule and does not have a set amount of required hours.

If you are new to CFAT and unsure of what is possible within our space, please drop by! We would be happy to give you a tour of the space during our open hours from 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Friday. If you would like to ask questions about the residency or how to put together your application you can reach out to Tori at any time at tori@cfat.ca or at (902) 422-6822.

Submissions should include:

  • A description of your proposed project – what will be the focus of your experimentation/ research? (Maximum one page)
  • A CV, resume or short bio highlighting your past artistic experience
  • Maximum 10 digital images in jpeg format and/or video/audio clips. Video/audio clips must be under 5 minutes total and sent via URL.

Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email all materials to tori@cfat.ca.

Submissions are due February 25th, 2019 at midnight. Applicants will be informed of the results by March 31st, 2019.

For any questions about the program or application process, please contact Programming Director Tori Fleming at (902) 422-6822 or by email at tori@cfat.ca. CFAT is able to provide a limited amount of support in putting an application together, including free access to our laptops for anyone who does not have access to a reliable computer.

CFAT recognizes our participation and complicity with the historic barriers to accessing media art opportunities. All of our programs are developed by a volunteer programming committee, and all applications will be reviewed by a jury of artists from a range of backgrounds. Artists are welcomed to self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled, femme or any other community that is important to their identity. We are in an ongoing process of making our space and programs as welcoming and available to all as possible. If you have specific needs that you would like us to address, or any concerns please reach out or mention them in your application.

CFAT’s facility is wheelchair accessible and has one non-gendered washroom. We do not have automatic doors or push-buttons but our staff are happy to work with artists with disabilities to support them in comfortably and safely using our space. CFAT’s facility is a community-used space, and a number of members have 24-hour access. Participation with CFAT’s programs and use of our space by anyone is governed by our Code of Conduct, which does not tolerate discrimination or acts of violence in any form.

E-Lab Winter Flea Market!

The CFAT electronics lab is having a fundraiser/yard sale to generate some cash for a project! We will have a combination of old electronics, parts, video equipment, camera equipment, computers, computer equipment, musical instruments, effects, sound cards, etc etc etc.

We are trying make sure this retains the spirit of a yard sale so things will be priced to move (minus a few big ticket items). We are also opening up the option for people to donate things that they would like to sell (CFAT will take 15% of sales on sold items). This could be anything that you think might be useful within the vague category of electronics, film/video, music gear, etc.

If you have something you would like to sell please phone C.F.A.T. @ 902-422-6822 or email Jesse at glowingsnakeeyedice@gmail.com in advance of the sale.

Details: It will take place on Saturday, November 24th at 9am-3pm, we can accept debit cash or credit. The address is 2238 Maitland st, please walk up to back of parking lot look for the sign!

Opening – Possible Worlds Curated by David Clark

CFAT is proud to present our first ever Virtual Reality exhibition!!

Possible Worlds, curated by David Clark, is a showcase of work by artists who are asking questions about the political and personal potential of Virtual Reality as a unique and distinct medium. This selection of both international and local works shows how artists are using virtual reality to explore issues of cultural experience, trauma, history, memory and identity.

The exhibition includes works by Tender Claws, Lynette Wallworth, Illya Szilak and Cyril Tsiboulski, Seamus Gallagher, and Ross Unger.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 9th at 6:00pm

Exhibition open November 10th – 17th

Tuesday to Friday 12 – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Port Loggia Gallery
1107 Marginal Rd.

Access Notes:

VR is not designed for the eyesight of viewers under thirteen years of age. Some of the works contain difficult themes and potentially triggering discussions. Gallery attendants will always be present and will have info available on the content of each piece if you wish to read it before viewing. Occasionally viewers new to VR find it may be triggering to certain anxiety conditions – please ask us if you’d like an attendant to talk you through the experience.

Port Loggia Gallery is ground level and accessible by wheelchair. There is no button to press on the entrance door for it to open automatically, however volunteer greeters will be stationed at the door for duration of the event to offer assistance.

CFAT would like to remind all that participating in public events is a privilege. Care for yourself and others. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the space, for discrimination or violent acts, which include but are not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism/transmisogyny, tokenism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment.

CFAT employees will be on site for the whole duration of the event. Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.

Say hello to our new Artist in Residence, Israel Ekanem!

We are so excited to introduce you all to our 2018/19 Cyber Social Artist in Residence, Israel Ekanem!

Israel Ekanem is a storyteller. He was introduced to the art of storytelling by his grandmother, Lydia and he fell in love with it. Storytelling has been his passion for years. The stories he initially shared would be spoken or written but he always felt the camera would give the stories more life. He received a camcorder as a birthday gift and he has been shooting and sharing stories ever since.

His films include the award-winning films We Watched The Clouds Form Shapes, Drown The Lovers, Dearg and Tale of the Man Who Whispered To Flowers. He believes that a story, properly told can change the world, one person at a time. He hopes to keep telling stories for as long as he lives.

From November until March 2019, Israel will be working on his project MyBlackOutPoems. Black Out poems are poems created by blacking out sections from other written works. Israel will be leading workshops at CFAT, sharing information about blackout poems and how to create them. This project will also research the impact of social media on arts, artists and the artistic community both locally in HRM but also globally.

Follow @myblackoutpoems @IsraelIEkanem and @centreforarttapes to find out more!

Introducing our new Curators-in-Residence!

CFAT is so excited to announce that we’ve selected our new Curator-in-Residence! The residency will be supporting Lucy Pauker and Alessia Oliva as they research their curatorial project Poems for Impending Doom.

Poems for Impending Doom will feature Arielle Twist, Camila Salcedo, Camille Rojas, and Madeleine Scott. With this project they are interested in imagining a future where collaboration and poetics are vital. Poems for Impending Doom brings together four artists who have never previously collaborated and asks them to create art in pairs, while exploring and documenting collaborative and communicative processes. Poems for Impending Doom will ask these artists to think and respond to what a complete deconstruction of conventional understandings of art, institutions, borders and bodies could look like. How can we come together to re-imagine a collective future?

About Lucy and Alessia

 

Lucy Pauker

Lucy is an artist and curator based in Halifax and Toronto. They are a recent graduate of NSCAD’s   Intermedia program and currently live in Bridgetown, NS. Lucy frequently curates collaboratively, and believes in the curator’s responsibility and accountability to ensure that the work they facilitate is accessible to everyone who would like to engage with it.

 

 

 

 

Alessia Oliva

Alessia is a writer, curator and photo-based artist living and working in Toronto. She is interested in curatorial work that is conceptual, experimental, and community-focused. Alessia works to facilitate art events and poetry readings- mainly in non-commercial spaces- that invite sharing. She is interested in methods of increasing community access to art knowledge and information beyond institutional constraints. She is completing her BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University.

Say Hello to Our New Digital Strategy Research Coordinator, Patricia Boushel!

We’re so excited to be adding a new member to the CFAT team! Starting immediately, Patricia Boushel will be our new Digital Strategy Research Coordinator. She will be working to develop and implement consultation with artist-run and media arts organizations across the country on their use of digital and mobile platforms.

Patricia is a cultural producer, researcher and activist translator from Montréal. Her work has unfolded in varied and hybrid orientations as producer and researcher in documentary film both independently and for the NFB, producer for POP Montreal International Music Festival, artist manager, arts organization director, and community organizer, notably as an activist translator and language educator. She sits on three boards: as Vice President at ARTEXTE, and as administrator at both Innovations en concert and Voie Boréale/True North Insight, where she has coordinated the prison meditation program. She finds joy and solace in the practice of compassion in challenging situations, spirited militancy and conversations that go deep and take time.

Welcome to the team Patricia!

Book Launch: Attune by E. Moir

Join us for an evening of karaoke, crafts and snacks to celebrate the debut of artist book Attune, by e. moir. Attune is a collection of illustrated, painted and digital works inspired by a six month video residency at the Centre for Art Tapes in 2017-2018. Copies will be for sale at the event – The first 5 copies sold come with a handmade pin.

Costumes and glamorous disguises encouraged!

 

 

7pm, Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Art Bar + Projects

1891 Granville St

Free Admission

About E. Moir:

e.moir is an interdisciplinary artist and arts facilitator from Halifax, NS and will be an artist in residence and instructor at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design this fall.

elysemoir.ca

Access Notes:

Art Bar is ground level and accessible by wheelchair. There is no button to press on the entrance door for it to open automatically, however volunteer greeters will be stationed at the door for duration of the event to offer assistance. Gender neutral toilets are available in the venue. There will be light snacks and water available for free at the bar, as well as beer and cocktails for sale.

CFAT would like to remind all that participating in public events is a privilege. Care for yourself and others. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the space, for discrimination or violent acts, which include but are not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism/transmisogyny, tokenism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment.

CFAT employees will be on site for the whole duration of the event. Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.