Transmedia

ArtsEverywhere’s Transmedia channel publishes content that traverses, transitions, transforms, and trans* art in relation to the world around us.

Human Relationships as Land Ethic

Jeannette Armstrong,  Okanagan | 

On January 20th Jeannette Armstrong delivered the 2017 Guelph Lecture on Being Canadian, presented here in its entirety. This annual lecture is part of the ArtsEverywhere Festival, a festival of ideas that combines music, art, and conversation to illuminate pressing issues that beset contemporary life. This event was emcee’d by Melanie Goodchild, and Dr. Armstrong’s lecture was preceded by a...

ArtsEverywhere launches Online Artist Residency with Mavi Veloso’s #iwannamakerevolution

Mavi Veloso,  Brazil/Amsterdam | 

iwannamakerevolution.artseverywhere.ca In May 2017 ArtsEverywhere.ca launched its first Online Residency with Brazilian artist Mavi Veloso. In collaboration with several other bichas and artists, she will reveal, reflect, confuse, and articulate her ongoing project #iwannamakerevolution, which focuses on transitioning voice techniques / voice feminization therapy for transgender people as a performative tool. During the residency, Mavi intends to create a network of communities in...

Suzy Lake on the politics of gender, the body, and identity

Suzy Lake,  Toronto | 

Suzy Lake is among the first female artists in Canada to adopt performance, video, and photography to explore the politics of gender, the body, and identity. In her artistic practice, which spans nearly 50 years, Lake addresses the individual’s relationship to societal forces that break and reveal constructions or restraints built into our culture. As part of the 2017 ArtsEverywhere...

Tomson Highway and the many languages

Tomson Highway,  Gatineau | 

Tomson Highway (Cree/Dene) enjoys an international career as playwright, novelist, and pianist/songwriter, widely known for his plays The Rez Sisters, Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing, Rose, Ernestine Sushwap Gets Her Trout, and the best-selling novel Kiss of the Fur Queen. In this performance lecture at the Free Home University in Lecce, Italy, Tomson demonstrates how language shapes us and our...

We Liked the Way He Moved: A Presentation at the International AIDS Conference

Patrick "Pato" Hebert,  New York City & Los Angeles |  Ajamu,  London | 

Durban, South Africa, July 16, 2016 This year, London-based artist, archivist, and curator Ajamu and New York and Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and organizer Pato Hebert collaborated on a series of activities at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. On 16 July, 2016 they gave an illustrated plenary at the MSMGF’s “Action + Access” Pre-Conference for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with...

2015 Guelph Lecture: Lee Maracle on art & life; Jaron Lanier on technology

Lee Maracle,  Toronto |  Jaron Lanier,  San Francisco | 

The Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to broaden the scope and number of voices that promote and foster public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern to Canadians. Each year the Guelph Lecture brings together a cast of some the most innovative, imaginative, and inspiring thinkers and performers who engage audience members with an array of...

Imagining Futures: A Conversation on Indigenous Knowledge

Shawn Van Sluys,  Guelph, Ontario |  Wanda Nanibush,  Christian Island, Ontario |  Adrian Stimson,  Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation, Alberta |  Tim Lilburn,  Victoria, British Columbia |  Philip Kevin Paul,  W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, Vancouver Island | 

Spur Guelph, a festival of art, politics, and ideas was convened in November 2015. As part of the festival, the Imagining Futures conversation focused on the possibility of futures that draw from Indigenous and artistic ways of knowing and shaping the world. How can the imagining of indigenous futures offer new or revised institutional, relational, and spatial forms and metaphors that centralize...

Imagination & Possibility: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

Lee Smolin,  Toronto |  Madhur Anand,  Guelph |  Jaron Lanier,  San Francisco | 

Imaginative thinking is central to the practice of every person working in the scientific, creative and humanistic fields and disciplines—in every aspect of human endeavour. Philosopher Roberto Mangabeira Unger wrote that the “imagination is the scout of the will, anticipating how we might get to the there—or to different theres—from here.” This conversation between Lee Smolin, a theoretical physicist, Jaron...

A Queer Walk in a Queer City

Thiago Carrapatoso,  São Paulo | 

São Paulo is a remarkable city, and its center has a strong history of being a refuge for the LGBT+ community despite mainstream Brazilian culture’s bias toward being extremely patriarchal and severely segregated. The city’s marginal communities are often relegated to neighborhoods on the outskirts, places the white elite can easily avoid. Since the post-war era, the center of the...