The Archive & Everyday Life
Idea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre
March 7 - May 25
This exhibition stems from student work produced over five years during a graduate course in cultural studies called The Archive and Everyday Life at McMaster University.
Students were asked to make an archive using objects and experiences in their everyday lives and then to critically reflect on the process – an activity that resonates with scientific practices of collection and classification in an unexpected way. Their works are experiments that expose aspects of everyday life not normally noticed or acknowledged. They also exploit and question the power of the traditional archive to register and preserve traces of history.
Inspired by the spaces of McMaster University, the McMaster Museum of Art and the ever-changing City of Hamilton, Ontario, this exhibition embraces art, theory and the everyday to convey new ways of being and perceiving.
Mary O'Connor, Professor of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
Simon Orpana, PhD, McMaster University
Benjamin P.F. Prus, PhD Candidate, McMaster University
Adrienne Batke, Laura Buzzard, Stephanie Cheung, Amanda Delorey, Jeffrey Douglas, Gregory Fenton, Christien Garcia, Ailsa Kay, Jacob Keszei, Mark MacKichan, Geoff Martin, Lisa Molnar, Devon Mordell, Mary O’Connor, Simon Orpana, B.P.F. Prus, Jessie Travis, Jean-Thomas Tremblay
Student Media Workshop: Our Selfies, Ourselves?
Are you interested in selfie culture? Do you wonder why self-representation in images is so prevalent today? Do you think about how selfies help us understand ourselves and others? If so, then this workshop is for you! Hosted by Dr. Sarah Brophy and Dr. Janice Hladki, the co-curators of the exhibition This is Me, This is Also Me, the workshop provides an opportunity for you to engage collaboratively in activities and conversations designed to help us consider the implications of selfie culture. The workshop will be held on February 5, 4:30-6:30 PM at the McMaster Museum of Art, and you can register for the event here. This workshop has been funded by Forward with Integrity, Office of the President.
This is Me, This is Also Me
McMaster Museum of Art
November 6, 2014 - March 21, 2015
Curators: Sarah Brophy and Janice Hladki