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Research-Creation Talks: WhiteFeather Hunter, IOTA Institute Visiting Artist Talk

IOTA INSTITUTE is pleased to present, along with the Art Bar +Projects and the NSCAD University’s Office of Academic Affairs & Research, visiting artist WhiteFeather Hunter for a Research-Creation Talk at the Art Bar + Projects on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 12 noon.
Hunter has been in Halifax since October 1st, for a soil remediation project “Prospective Futures: The Aurelia Project”, a collaboration with IOTA, SMU Science Halifax professor Dr. Linda Campbell and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia at Concordia. While in Halifax, Hunter delivered an exciting Bacterial BioPigments Master Class through NSCAD’s School of Extended Studies.

Join us to learn about WhiteFeather Hunter’s research-creation practice and learn more about Bio Art as an emerging art practice in the Atlantic.

Photo: WhiteFeather Hunter, video still “blóm + blóð”

More about the project:

WhiteFeather Hunter is a multiple award-winning Canadian artist and scholar, as well as an educator, arts administrator, curator and writer based in Quebec. She holds an MFA in Fibres and Material Practices from Concordia University and presents her work internationally, most recently at Ars Electronica (AT), transmediale (DE), University of the Arts Helsinki (FI), KIKK Festival (BE), Iceland Academy of the Arts (IS) and various North American cities. WhiteFeather positions her BioArt practice within the context of craft and feminist witchcraft, via material investigations of the aesthetic and technological potential of bodily and vital materials. She hacks/builds electronics, uses web-based platforms to generate new mythologies, works in narrative video, and performance as embodied research. WhiteFeather is currently a Visiting Scholar and Artist-in-Residence at Saint Mary’s University Halifax through IOTA Institute, in collaboration with Dr Linda Campbell, Senior Research Fellow. She has served as Principal Investigator and Technician for the Speculative Life BioLab within the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University for the last two years, and has concurrently worked for the last year as Artist-in-Residence at Université de Sherbrooke Faculty of Engineering through Sporobole centre en art actuel, in collaboration with Dr Denis Groleau, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Microorganisms and Industrial Processes. WhiteFeather will commence a PhD (Arch), specializing in Bio-art, at the University of Western Australia in January 2019.