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Visual + Digital Arts at The Banff Centre provides professional development, research, and training opportunities in visual and digital arts, and curatorial and critical studies. Our programs provide artists with access to world-class facilities in photography, sculpture, print media and papermaking, ceramics, fibre, painting, digital media, video production. Our public lecture series features presentations by internationally renowned artists, cultural researchers, and curators.

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Visual + Digital Arts at The Banff Centre provides professional development, research, and training opportunities in visual and digital arts, and curatorial and critical studies. Our programs provide artists with access to world-class facilities in photography, sculpture, print media and papermaking, ceramics, fibre, painting, digital media, video production. Our public lecture series features presentations by internationally renowned artists, cultural researchers, and curators.

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    Kay Burns

    Kay Burns

    Kay Burns is a multidisciplinary artist based in Fogo Island, Newfoundland, her practice engages in site-specific responses to locations through the reinterpretation of local mythologies, histories, and the eccentricities of people who inhabit those places. Burns is lead faculty for the Visual + Digital Arts thematic residency Truth Lies Lore.

    • 47 min
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    Heather Morison Part 2

    Heather Morison Part 2

    Heather and Ivan Morison are an artist team based in Brighton, England, and Arthog, Wales. Integral to their art practice is an active engagement with materials, histories, sites, and processes. Their diverse projects comprise of flying kite-like structures, performances, plays, puppet theatre, installations, debris barricades, architecture, and site-specific projects including the establishment of an arboretum in Wales. More recently, they are known for architectural structures that relate to ideas of escape, shelter and refuge, transformation of the modern city, weight and levity, solidity and transparency; the construction of which are often the result of a broad community effort. Heather and Ivan Morison’s work has been exhibited widely including at the Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Barbican, The Vancouver Art Gallery, and the 52nd Venice Biennale where they represented Wales.

    • 32 min
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    Heather Morison Part 1

    Heather Morison Part 1

    Heather and Ivan Morison are an artist team based in Brighton, England, and Arthog, Wales. Integral to their art practice is an active engagement with materials, histories, sites, and processes. Their diverse projects comprise of flying kite-like structures, performances, plays, puppet theatre, installations, debris barricades, architecture, and site-specific projects including the establishment of an arboretum in Wales. More recently, they are known for architectural structures that relate to ideas of escape, shelter and refuge, transformation of the modern city, weight and levity, solidity and transparency; the construction of which are often the result of a broad community effort. Heather and Ivan Morison’s work has been exhibited widely including at the Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Barbican, The Vancouver Art Gallery, and the 52nd Venice Biennale where they represented Wales.

    • 28 min
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    Imre Szeman- Entrepreneurship as the New Common Sense

    Imre Szeman- Entrepreneurship as the New Common Sense

    Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair of Cultural Studies and Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Prior to coming to Alberta in 2009, he worked at McMaster University, where he was Senator William McMaster Chair in Globalization and Culture Studies (2004-2009) and Director of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (2003-2005). Szeman is the recipient of the John Polanyi Prize in Literature (2000), the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award (2003), the Scotiabank-AUCC Award for Excellence in Internationalization (2004), an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2005-7), the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision at McMaster (2008), and the Killam Research Professorship, among other awards.

    Szeman’s main areas of research are in social and cultural theory, globalization and culture, and popular and visual culture. Recent books include Cultural Theory: An Anthology (Blackwell, Malden, 2010, co-ed), After Globalization (Blackwell, Malden, 2011, with Eric Cazdyn), Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2012, co-ed), and the third edition of Popular Culture: A User’s Guide (Nelson, Scarborough, 2013, with Susie O’Brien). Current projects include a book on the cultural politics of oil and an edited collection on energy, society, and culture.

    • 46 min
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    Nina Power

    Nina Power

    Nina Power teaches Philosophy at the University of Roehampton and Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Arts. She has written widely on politics, philosophy, feminism and culture. She is the author of the book One-Dimensional Woman, and numerous articles. Power writes for several magazines including New Statesman; New Humanist; Cabinet; Radical Philosophy and The Philosophers. In addition, she is the reviews editor for The Philosophers and runs the film club Kino Fist. Power is based in London.

    • 49 min
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    Eva-Lynn Jagoe

    Eva-Lynn Jagoe

    Eva-Lynn Jagoe is Director of the Program in Comparative Literature and associate professor of Comparative Literature, Spanish and Portuguese, and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. She is the recipient of a Jackman Humanities Research Fellowship (2011) for her book project entitled Too Much, in which she examines forms of containment and excess that define and delimit intimacy and identity in literature, film, and psychoanalysis. She is also working on a project about sound, listening, and attention in contemporary culture. Her previous book is The End of the World as They Knew It: Writing Experiences of the Argentine South (Bucknell University Press, Lewisburg, 2008). She publishes articles on film, visual art, and literature.

    • 45 min

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