OCAD's Nomadic Resident
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OCAD’s Nomadic Resident

OCAD’s events calender may be gently filling up in anticipation of Nuit Blanche awesomeness, but before we can think of drowning our bodies in caffeine and submitting them to a twelve-hour period of sleeplessness (Torontoist will have our Nuit Blanche preview posts coming on Tuesday, incidentally), you may want to take some time to welcome OCAD’s visitor.
This week, Ann Hamilton has been invited as an artist in residence through the Nomadic Residents program, which invites artists from all around the world to take up temporary residence at OCAD in order to educate and inspire the community. Hamilton is known for her work in textile media, often connecting visual art with language—expressed in her installations, photography, video, architecture, and performance. During her residency from September 24–28, Hamilton will conduct a workshop for a new sound installation with current OCAD thesis students, and will also provide a free public lecture on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium (100 McCaul Street).
Hamilton’s lecture is just one of many in the lecture/workshop series Material Witness, developed in collaboration with the Textile Museum of Canada and presented by OCAD. As a lecture/workshop series, Material Witness aims to express “textile concepts and practises through several lenses, including those of ethno-anthropology, current practises by artists who use textiles as media and inspiration, and theories of cultural translation and diversity.”
Photo by flying white.