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CUAG / DOME Octamasher performance by Jesse Stewart on the Carleton quad

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:00 p.m.

To celebrate CUAG’s 25th anniversary and Carleton University’s 75th anniversary, CUAG has commissioned Jesse Stewart to create a live performance series. These performances have been taking place inside Stewart’s portable geodesic dome at different sites on campus during 2017.  

Remixing the Nation, Stewart’s fourth performance in the series, takes place outdoors (rain or shine) on Monday, 25 September, from 12 - 1 p.m.  on the quadrangle outside the Tory Building, at the centre of the Carleton campus. 

The performance will feature Stewart’s Octamasher, a one-of-a-kind instrument that re-purposes eight electronic keyboards into an interactive octagonal sound installation. Instead of playing musical notes, the keys trigger song loops and pre-programmed beats, enabling up to eight participants to co-create an ever-changing musical remix.

For Remixing the Nation, Stewart has outfitted the Octamasher with a sample bank consisting of hundreds of meticulously-edited samples drawn from Canadian music and popular culture.

Jesse Stewart is a musician, sound artist, community builder and Carleton University music professor. He is renowned for his inventive and inclusive performances on a wide variety of instruments, including the Octamasher!

In the MacOdrum Library: Unveiling of the Wigwas Chiman

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 12:15 p.m.

CUAG and the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives invite you to celebrate the installation of the Wigwas Chiman (birchbark canoe) on the main floor of the MacOdrum Library. The celebration takes place at the library on Thursday, 28 September, from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.  The ceremony includes remarks by Dr. Alastair Summerlee, President; Dr. Jerry Tomberlin, Vice-President Academic; Pinock Smith; and two students who helped build the canoe.

The canoe was built at CUAG earlier this year by twelve Carleton students, working under the wise and wonderful leadership of Pinock Smith. The students are: Ruston Fellows. Jasmin Aguirre, Dwayne Cox, William Raffelsieper, Kasia Czarskijachimowicz, Michelle Matthisen , Celeste Larocque, Summer-Harmony Twenish, Annie Kingston Miller, Gabby Richichi-Fried, Leah Snyder, and Alexandra Nahwegahbow.

Alexandra Nahwegahbow wrote about her experience as a canoe-builder. You can read her article here:

Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

She Wants an Output: Reception and discussion with Barkhouse, Duncan & Pine in the MacOdrum Library

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Please join us in the Alumni Association Reading Room at the MacOdrum Library on campus for an opening reception for She Wants an Output, followed by a panel discussion at 7:00 p.m. with artist and musician Mary Anne Barkhouse, musician and arts administrator Keltie Duncan and writer and curator Julia Pine, moderated by curator Michael Davidge.

In the 1980s, Mary Anne Barkhouse was a bass player in Restless Virgins, a first-wave punk rock band active in Ottawa, while Julia Pine was a musician, producer, writer and community organizer. The exhibition’s title is taken from a lyric in the song “What Can I Get from You?” by Restless Virgins, released in 1981.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome! The MacOdrum Library is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.

She Wants an Output: Punk show at Oliver’s Pub

Friday, 6 October 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for a punk show at Oliver’s Pub featuring Bonnie Doon (Ottawa), and jake moore and Steve Bates (Montreal) . The pub is located in the University Centre on the Carleton University campus.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

Ages 19+ / ID required

HERbarium: Exhibition tour with the curatorial team

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a tour of the exhibition HERbarium, which was co-curated by Josie Arruejo, Chelsea Black, James Botte, Brigid Christison, Michelle Jackson and Sharon Odell for the Carleton Curatorial Laboratory in collaboration with Dr. Cindy Stelmackowich as part of her seminar “Representations of Women’s Scientific Contributions” offered through the Pauline Jewitt Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University.
Cindy Stelmackowich is an Ottawa-based artist, curator and educator. Her teaching at Carleton University, her artwork and her academic research has focused on themes related to art and medical science.
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 from 6:45 p.m. Please see the visiting page for directions.

La chambre des cultures: Conversation with Annie Thibault, Myron Smith and Emily Falvey

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a conversation featuring La chambre des cultures artist Annie Thibault, biologist Myron Smith and art historian Emily Falvey, moderated by exhibition curator Heather Anderson.

Emily Falvey is a Montreal-based independent curator and art critic. She was curator of contemporary art at the Ottawa Art Gallery from 2004 to 2008. In 2006 she received the Curatorial Writing Award (Contemporary Essay) from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She is currently pursuing a PhD in art history at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Dr. Myron Smith is a Professor of Biology at Carleton University. He served as Chair of the Department of Biology from 2012-2016, Director of the Institute of Biochemistry from 2002-2007 and is a member of the Institute of Environmental Science. Dr. Smith teaches courses in general and molecular genetics, biotechnology, mycology and molecular ecology.
Annie Thibault lives and works in Gatineau, Qc., Canada.  She has studied both science and art and completed a degree in Visual Art at l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. Recipient of numerous grants, awards, and prizes, including Claudia De Hueck Fellowship in Art and Science, Thibault has completed several permanent public art projects in addition to exhibitions and residencies in biological laboratories in Canada, Barcelona and in Finland.
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 from 6:45 p.m. Please see the visiting page for directions.