CoLAB
Research-Creation and Social Justice

Events


Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle
Feb
13
to Feb 16

Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens’ Green Wedding to the Earth in
2008 launched what the artists now consider to be their life’s work. It was there that they began using the concept of ‘ecosexuality’ to frame their art, theory, practice and activism, which is premised upon the idea of imagining the earth as a multi-gendered lover. Through their ecosexual performances, lectures, walking tours, workshops, visual art, symposia, manifesto, films and other creative projects, Sprinkle and Stephens posit a radical relationship with environmentalism that is non-hetero-normative, and non-human centered. This week of events will be a call for queer communities, environmental activists, edgy artists, sex radicals, and others to come together and to challenge our ideas of what human sexuality and environmental activism can be. 

 

February 13th at 7:30pm
The Explorer's Guide to Planet Orgasm

Book reading and signing at the Travelling Tickle Trunk

February 14th at 5:15pm
Assuming the Ecosexual Position

5th annual Valentine's Day with Feminism at U of A Faculty Club, Winspear Room

February 16th at 4:00pm
Water Makes Us Wet — An Ecosexual Adventure

Film screening at U of A Humanities Centre Lecture Theatre 1

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Big Time, Small Actions: Responding to Anthropocene Discourse
Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Big Time, Small Actions: Responding to Anthropocene Discourse

A colloquium featuring the works-in-progress of students from two University of Alberta courses, “Art in the Anthropocene” (ARTH 456/556) and “Decolonizing Anthropocene Discourse” (SOC 403/580), who are exploring various questions in relation to what has been termed ‘the anthropocene’. Working in the space between art, performance, and sociology, students will share their various questions, discoveries and creations through a series of short presentations followed by a discussion led by Dr. Natalie Loveless and Dr. Sourayan Mookerjea. 

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New Maternalisms: Redux
May
12
to Jun 4

New Maternalisms: Redux

  • FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New Maternalisms Redux is the third and last in the New Maternalisms exhibition series (following Toronto 2012 and Santiago 2014). It features five artists drawn from the first two exhibitions: Lenka Clayton, Jess Dobkin, Alejandra Herrera, Courtney Kessel, & Jill Miller.

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Researching Research-Creation
Feb
27
to Feb 28

Researching Research-Creation

The Researching Research-Creation symposium investigates various configurations of research-creation, practice-led research, practice-based research, and/or artistic research in the context of the development of doctoral programs for artist-scholars.

The Research-Creation Symposium is sponsored by the Canada Research Chair in Design Studies, and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study, the Department of Art and Design, and Arts Based Research Studio at the University of Alberta.

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