Isolated Landscapes: The Gathering @ Finch Gallery Workspace, Winnipeg [from 17 to 19 November]

Isolated Landscapes: The Gathering

17 - 19
17:30 - 21:00

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Finch Gallery Workspace
74 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K2
Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009)
The Gathering
November 17 to 19, 2017

The Gathering is the collective sharing of experiences among the participants. Participants for this have been selected from a national and international call for submissions. Each participant brings their own insights, working methods and experiences to The Gathering in the spirit of collaborative engagement and creativity. The proceedings of the working groups will be streamed after The Gathering, with the participants bringing their innovative ways of working from the historic examples given in the exhibition towards new modes of feminist inquiry and activism in new media.

The Gathering (Day 1)
Friday, November 17

Poolside Gallery | 221-100 Arthur Street
5:30 pm — 8:30pm
Performance: filmed in front of a live studio audience
by Ming Hon

Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts | 100 Arthur Street
7:00pm | Exhibit reception

Rachel Brown Theatre | 221 Bannatyne Avenue
Performance: Big Wig
by Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan

The Gathering (Day 2)
Saturday, November 18
Finch Gallery Workspace | 74 Princess Street

10:00am | Welcome, coffee and pastries

10:30am | Opening of the gathering by Elder Mae Louise Campbell

11:00am | Jennifer Smith, Distribution Manager, Video Pool
and Isolated Landscapes Assistant Curator
Welcome, and introductions

11:15am | Kathy Rae Huffman, Guest Curator, Isolated Landscapes
Remarks and introduction to The Gathering

12:00pm | Ardele Lister, Artist, The Gathering Moderator
Keynote Talk

1:00pm | Lunch

2:00pm | Ardele Lister
Brief remarks on how The Gathering discussion will run

2:30pm | Sharon Alward and Gwen Armstrong
Talk: Witnessing Women

3:30pm | Hope Peterson
Talk: Rolling Through: Recollecting WAIV, 1987-1990

4:30pm | Roewan Crowe
Talk: The Poetics of Feminist Reclamation Practices

MAWA | 611 main Street
Performance: So Bey
by The Ephemerals

7:00pm | MAWA hosted Potluck dinner
all women, women identified and non-binary artists invited

The Gathering (day 3)
Sunday, November 19
Finch Gallery Workspace | 74 Princess Street

11:30am | Coffee and Brunch

12:00pm | Ardele Lister — introduction to the day

12:00pm | Reva Stone
Talk: Our bodies ad the technologies that are altering how we interact with the world

1:00pm | Helga Jakobson
Talk: Arachne: the myth of female authorship

2:00pm | Helga Jakobson
Workshop: Jakobson will present and then run a demonstration touching on how to get started in arduino, discussing the open source/copyleft aspect of Arachne’s Sonifier, a machine/instrument which plays spiderwebs as music, followed by playing/performing and explaining how it functions and how to access the copy left files for it to build your own.

3:00pm | Jennifer Smith
Open Discussion: Video Pool Media Arts Centre lead a discussion on the accesibility of the centre by people of all gendres and backgrounds.

Platform entre for Photographic and Digital Arts | 100 Arthur Street

Winnipeg Film Group Studio | 304-100 Arthur Street
Performance: MÆ — Motion Aftereffect
by Freya Björg Olafosn

about the moderator:
Ardele Lister, born and raised in Calgary, came to filmmaking when she co-founded the women’s collective ReelFeelings in Vancouver in 1973. When- in ‘76 – ReelFeelings’ film, So Where’s My Prince Already? was selected for the International Festival of Women’s Films in New York City, she relocated to New York. Lister’s analog and digital works have been exhibited internationally in festivals, galleries, and museums. Her 1984 work Hell, a computerized interpretation of Dante’s Inferno, broke new ground in the creative applications by artists of otherwise commercial technologies, and helped shape a new digital aesthetic. The issue of defining identities in our globalized culture, and the role of media in shaping those identities, characterizes much of her research. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and the Kunsthalle (Berlin). In 1977, she founded and edited The Independent, the first monthly publication for independent video and filmmakers, still in publication online. She teaches media in the Visual Arts Department at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and lives in Brooklyn.

about the host:
Kathy Rae Huffman has held significant curatorial posts at the Long Beach Museum of Art, The ICA Boston, and the former Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK). She was Professor of Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. She has consulted for, presented special programs, curated, juried, administered and coordinated events for numerous international media art festivals and arts organizations. Her research topics have focused on feminist strategies in online environments; artists’ television; and video art. In 1997, Huffman co-founded FACES: Gender/Technology/Art, an online community for women ( In 2017 she co-curated the Faces 20th anniversary exhibition at Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus Graz. Huffman was awarded an MFA (summa cum laude) in Exhibition Design from the School of Fine Arts, California State University Long Beach where she also completed post-graduate studies in Museum Studies. From 1990 –2013, Huffman lived ‘abroad’ and worked in Linz & Vienna (Austria), Hull & Manchester (UK) and in Berlin. She traveled extensively in Central and Eastern Europe between 1984 and 2014. She currently resides in Southern California where she continues her work as a freelance curator, networker, writer and media art collector.

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