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CUAG / DOME Pop-up performance with Jesse Stewart, “Turning the Tables”

Monday, 27 March 2017, 7:00 p.m.

To celebrate CUAG’s 25th anniversary and Carleton University’s 75th anniversary, CUAG has commissioned Jesse Stewart, an award-winning musician, sound artist, community builder and Carleton music professor, to create a series of live performances and sound installations. These performances are happening inside Stewart’s portable geodesic dome, set up at different sites on the Carleton campus throughout 2017.

Turning the Tables, Stewart’s second performance, takes place at CUAG, from 7 to 8 p.m. on March 27th. Stewart’s performance will consist of multiple record players converted into kinetic sound sculptures. Visitors are welcome to interact with the installation, changing the volume and speed of each turntable in a co-creative improvisatory musical performance.

Jesse Stewart is renowned for his inventive and inclusive performances on a wide variety of percussion instruments, including many of his own design and built out of such materials as ice, cardboard, stone and glass.

Panel discussion: Exploring the photographs, films and music of the NFB

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a conversation on the National Film Board featuring Janine Marchessault, Carol Payne and Stephen Low, moderated by André Loiselle. This event merges the CUAG exhibition The Other NFB with the critical conversations taking place in two Carleton University seminars being offered this semester on the NFB, taught by Carol Payne (ARTH 5500) and James Wright (MUSI 5004/FILM 5209). Join the students for this unique public convergence of their course, with special guests Janine Marchessault and Stephen Low. 
Janine Marchessault holds a Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media and Globalization at York University. Over the past five years she has also worked with researchers and curators to uncover some of missing film experiments pioneered at Expo 67. Her latest co-edited anthology (with M. K. Gagnon) Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014) documents these multiscreen events. Marchessault has recently received the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship Award to support her research.
Carol Payne is an Associate Professor of Art History, research associate with the Centre for Public History, member of the Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education, and member of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, all at Carleton University. In addition to The Official Picture: The National Film Board of Canada’s Still Photography Division and the Image of Canada, 1941-1971, she is co-editor with Andrea Kunard of The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011).
Stephen Low is a Montreal-based filmmaker who has delivered more experiences in the IMAX® 3D medium than any other director, including Titanica and Volcanoes of the Deep Sea. His filmography includes more than fifteen giant screen films and over three decades of work shaping extraordinary experiences for audiences around the world. He is also the son of legendary NFB filmmaker and producer Colin Low, who pioneered the introduction of IMAX 3D with the National Film Board of Canada and IMAX Corporation in 1986.
André Loiselle is Professor of Film Studies and Assistant Vice-President (Academic) at Carleton University. His main areas of research are Canadian and Québécois cinema, the horror film, and theatricality on screen. Recent publications include The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul (2015, with Gina Freitag), Stages of Reality: Theatricality in Cinema (2012, with Jeremy Maron), Denys Arcand’s Le Déclin de l’empire américain and Les Invasions barbares (2008), Cinema as History: Michel Brault and Modern Quebec (2007) and Canada Exposed (2009, with Pierre Anctil and Christopher Rolfe).
Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.
Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 6:45 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the visitor parking in the P18 parkade.

CUAG Spring Art Party

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 7:00 p.m.

CU students and friends! This spring at Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), we’re having another after-hours Art Party 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.!

Explore our exhibitions with art-making activities organized by the Carleton Art History Students Association, including special guest artist Ojo Agi. Inspired by the faces of Canada in The Other NFB and Outside These Walls, Ojo who will be leading a drop-in workshop on drawing portraits with chalk and charcoal. All materials are provided.

Along with awesome Carleton musicians and performers, catch our co-headliners: spoken word poet and hip hop artist ApolloTheChild (Khaleefa Hamdan) and jazz musician Dynamite Motel (Mindy Amelotte).

We’ll be serving pizza, coffee, tea and pop!

Doors open at 7 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome! Post your photos on Instagram with #CUAGArtParty.

Organized in collaboration with Campus Activity Board (CAB) and the Carleton Art History Undergraduate Society.